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You can enjoy our homemade vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes, soups and treats at our place or take-away. Situated on Klapparstígur in the heart of the city centre, our little cafe offers homemade vegetarian and vegan dishes and treats. You can eat in our peaceful surroundings or order to take-away
PRICE RANGE
£7 - £16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, Healthy, Soups, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Gardurinn cafe was an amazing experience, especially if you are looking for somewhere safe to eat as a celiac. The menu changes daily so everything was so fresh and the portion sizes were very healthy in size. Would highly recommend if you are looking for...a personalize GF or vegetarian cafe.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

This place has excellent food and a quaint atmosphere. A great way to relax after a long day of traveling. We were happy to find a vegan place and would definitely recommend going here.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 July 2023

A small, well located cafe that prepares one homemade dish and one homemade soup per day. The tomato soup was vegan and very flavorful. One of us ordered the half portion which was generous. The soup is served with bread and a small portion of...hummus. We returned the next day for the potato hot pot soup. The room is small with only 6-8 tables. There is a glass case at the rear with delicious looking cakes and other treats. The desserts are vegetarian while the soup and entrees are vegan. If you search for delicious vegan meals, give this cafe a try.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 July 2023 via mobile

Whilst in Reykjavík we came across Cafe Gardurinn on a very rainy afternoon, we had a nice large slice of carrot cake and coffee. The owner was very welcoming and the cake was delicious!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 14 June 2023 via mobile

Best Vegan restaurant in Iceland 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 the food were tastefull and wellmade - The staff are so nice and helpfull - we will visit again 🥰

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 8 June 2023

One of the most delicious brunches I've ever had. The service was top notch and we received our orders quickly. The bistro area is so beautiful next to the botanical gardens. Prices were quite fair for what you got. I definitely recommend this place. Coffee...was very good as well. Wanted to try their beautiful looking desserts but didn't have time..More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 16 February 2023 via mobile

Quick and casual vegetarian dining with new options every day. Vegan and gluten free options are available in their menu items. Check their daily menu on their website as it changes by the day. And don’t you dare forget to finish your meal with a...slice of their famous chocolate cake! very awesomeMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 7 February 2023 via mobile

We discovered this little gem while hunting for a gluten free crepery ….. it was a very lucky find! I am vegetarian and my husband is gluten free and this cafe catered for both of us. The menu consists of one main meal and one...soup choice per day (and half portions were available). There was a wide selection of cakes too. The food was absolutely delicious and fresh. As for the people who worked there, they couldn’t have been more accommodating and friendly without being intrusive. The cafe has such a lovely, relaxed atmosphere thanks to the care of all who work there - they were a really lovely group of people. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place to anyone visiting Reykjavik- our visits here were a definite highlight of our break. Did I mention the cakes were divine …….?More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 12 October 2022 via mobile

Wonderful home cooking in a cute and comfy place. We were warmly greeted and truly enjoyed our dish and soup of the day. The potato stew is simply the best vegan dish I’ve ever had. Highly recommend this place especially for those looking for authentic...and healthy/tasty vegan food.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 3 October 2022

Every dish we had was superb, including beginning with delicious Italian soup with bread and hummus, followed by a rich chickpea stew and rice, and out-of-this-world desserts.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 7 June 2022

I have been going to Kaffihusid Gardurinn for 20 years. Very often I have taken my children with me and often I meet friends there for a healthy lunch. It has the best soups and vegetarian/vegan dishes in town. It is family owned, the family...eats there themselves which says a lot I feel. No short cuts when it comes to ingredients. The food is simple, healthy and delicious. Everyday there is soup of the day and dish of the day. With the soup you can have homemade spelt bread or a gluten free bread and houmus or butter. They make the houmus themselves and it's the best houmus in town. They have two different kinds of houmus. One is with sundried tomatoes. Delicious both. The cakes are the best one in town too. Organic coffee and if you do not like coffee I recommend having a cake and chai (with soy milk). It's divine.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 April 2022

In dining review. The meal is a special instead of a large selection. The ratatouille was perfect for a spot of lunch even though it was a little pricy.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 24 December 2021 via mobile

Delicious, hearty home made vegan food! Very reasonable prices and huge portions ! Everyday is a different menu, we tried the Caribbean soup ( tastes like the Rastafari Ital stew) very yummy, dahl soup, neat roast, I forgot the name of the other dish we...had, but was delicious too! My family tried all the cakes and my favourite was the vegan apple pie . The owner is a very friendly and humble guy , and in one of our visits we saw Bjork there with her daughter! They were sitting behind us . The place attracts a hippiesh crowd as I saw lots of quirky characters there, very lovely vibe!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 1 December 2021 via mobile

We visited here to the end of our trip and wish we had been earlier. The food is top notch and prices were very very reasonable indeed. Its a set menu but different each day (starter and main) with a delicious wide selection of vegan...cakes.we had a lovely Carribean tomato soup (pictured) and a lightly spiced and fulfilling spinach tart. Lovely simple setting but with a real charm. Really friendly owners and the food is absolute terrific. If you're veggie this a a must visit but I'd recommend to anyone.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 23 October 2021

The food here is fantastic, and the staff is very friendly. Perfect spot if it's raining (as it usually is in Iceland) or you are in need of a healthy meal as a pick-me-up. It's worth mentioning that the food is not cheap, but I...believe it is well worth the price.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Hi Rhian. Yes we do takeaway. You mentioned a possibility of mass order. This could be possible, but if it’s, say, for more than 10, we’d need a bit of time to make it. I hope this helps. All the best, Suren
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Yes, Cafe Gardurinn offers takeaway services.

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Cafe Gardurinn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4