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“I followed the aroma...” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Haiti

Cafe Haiti
Ranked #43 of 455 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Cafe, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Cafe Haiti is a small cafe by Reykjavik's Old harbor. We buy our coffee from farmers in Haiti. We roast the coffee in the shop and serve quality coffee as espresso, macciato, cappuccino, latte, Arabic and Turkish coffee as well as tea and hot chocolate. Soups, pies and croissants as well as our fumes breast so if you are coming from the flight in the morning the stop and see oss for breakfast and we also have good lunch. We also have food to go if you are going on the whale watching. We have sometime live music so be in touch and hope you are in town when we have live music.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“I followed the aroma...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

If you visit the harbour area, you'll find this place easily if you take a good sniff of air in - the coffee is very good, and the cakes equally so.

Our table rocked more than the whale-watching boat we went out on, however!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very nice cakes and excellent staff and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

We just sat down to have something to eat and a coffee. We had a lovely fish soup, home made, as well as very nice cakes and coffee. The cakes are also home made and delicious!

The staff is nice and friendly, mostly the Cuban guy working there. There was some live music that evening and we enjoyed mixing with the locals.

Unfortunately we left the next day, but we will go back on our next visit to reykiavik!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Good coffee, funky harborfront location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

Cafe Haiti provides the beans for many of Reykjavik's restaurants and the espresso is quite good. The harborfront location brings in locals as well as tourists. Our food was mediocre (a soggy quiche and an unappetizing blueberry dessert), but the people drinking the fish soup seemed to be liking their food more. But we enjoyed it anyway for the coffee and people watching.

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A perfect spot for a terrific coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

A cute little cafe wi great tea and coffee. The Swiss coffee was soon yummy and warm after being cold on our whale watching trip. The desserts were also really lovely but the coffee and tea and kind service were more than enough!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Maybe it was an off day?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

I don't get all the glowing reviews on here for this place. My husband and I stopped in on our first day in Reykjavik to escape the cold for a while and I found the two women working here to be quite rude. Neither were the owner, maybe that is why, but the one practically threw my husband's plate down on the table in a huff and neither wanted to acknowledge our presence when we went up to the counter to order. The coffee itself was not very good and the croissant was average. There were a few other customers that were locals so it's not like they were very busy. I would advise against stopping in, there are much better coffee places for tourists to check out where you will get kind service, such as C is for Cookie.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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