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Svarta Kaffid

Laugavegi 54, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 2999
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“soups” (562 reviews)
“soup in bread” (114 reviews)
“beef” (35 reviews)
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00:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Laugavegi 54, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The menu is simple, soup or soup. It's served in a lovely crusty loaf and the meat soup was simply out of this world. The white beer (IPA) was delicious so I had two Pints.

Thank The_Bad_Seed_UK
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The soup at this restaurant is SO good! We tried the beef/lamb mango chutany and the vegetarian option, both of which were delicious! Perfect place to have dinner on a cold evening!

Thank Cwfergus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place. It’s not that big and is always busy but we were lucky to get seated right away. Soup is quick to arrive and with the bread it’s very filling. Tasty, quick and reasonably priced food (for Iceland) in quaint surroundings. Friendly...More

Thank ClaireDut
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu is small. You get two choices, either a meat or vegetarian soup. I’m not sure if the soup changes from day-to-day, but when I was there - Meat soup (cream based) = beef, lamb, bacon, and fennel. Vegetarian soup = mushroom soup. I...More

1  Thank Dione G
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I found this gem walking around the shops. We had the meat soup and it was delicious! We sat at a table next to a local and another table with a mother/daughter visiting from the states like we were. We talked the...More

1  Thank WendyB12
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is simple--two kinds of soup every night, in a bread bowl. That's it! I had the mushroom soup, and it was superb. Just the ticket on a cold, damp night. The bread was crusty, tasty and terrific, too. Nice staff, cozy place.

1  Thank Deb A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was about $20 per meal (which is a good price in Iceland) and both the soup and the bread bowls were delicious. I got the meat soup and my partner got the vegetable. The only thing I can say is I wish the lamb...More

1  Thank DanMLowe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their meat soup is one of the best I have ever had.. the decor was warm, felt like a hearty home cooked meal. Just what you need on a cold wet Icelandic night!

Thank geetasan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very popular restaurant that serve two types of soup, vegetarian and meat. The soup was served in a hollowed out bloomer type brown whole grain loaf, filled with soup. The inside of the loaf was on the side for dipping and the...More

1  Thank Jeanne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't leave Reykjavik without having a bowl of lamb soup. Svarta Kaffid's offering in a bread bowl hit the spot, soup~er delicious!

1  Thank Alecia W
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19 August 2018|
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Response from Dennis M | Reviewed this property |
No, no refills
Sarah S
19 January 2018|
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Response from Mfh R | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid no gluten free option
5 July 2017|
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Response from Sue M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they take credit cards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Laugavegi 54, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 2999
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A tiny, family owned soup restaurant in the heart of Reykjavik. We are proud to be the first and the original "soup in bread" restaurant in Iceland. We've been serving soups in bread for over 20 years amd we love it. Please note: We do not take reservations, ever - but swing by and we will do our best to fit you in with smiles on our faces! :)
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