We hope that everyone reading this is ready to take a deep dive into the best places to eat breakfast in Reykjavik. Our only real goal is to help you find the right meal to kick start your day.
The best all-around brunch and breakfast restaurants in Reykjavik will be where we begin. We know that many of you will be trying to find delicious eggs, omelets, waffles, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, sandwiches, wraps, bacon, sausage, or more and the spots on that list will have what you are after.
Up next we will get into healthy vegan and vegetarian breakfast options in your area. Our next few subjects are pretty similar with local bakeries, donut, and bagel shops.
Drinks will be our next focus as cafes to get your coffee as well as some more healthy options like smoothies and juice bars get a mention. All day breakfast restaurants near you will wrap this up because we know that the morning hours are not the only time to indulge, and we will try to mention any brunch buffets throughout the post when applicable.
Towards the conclusion you will find a map with every place we mention pinned on it, and anyone that wants to check out our other posts on this area of the world is welcome to do so right there.
Best Reykjavik Breakfast & Brunch Restaurants
You will have a good chance of finding the best bacon, eggs, waffles, pancakes, omelets, and more if you eat at the best Reykjavik breakfast and brunch restaurants:
- Early In The Morning at Veghúsastígur 9A
- Kaffihús Vesturbæjar at Melhagi 20
- Grái Kötturinn at Hverfisgata 16A
- Café Loki at Lokastígur 28
- Salatbarinn at Faxafen 9
Early In The Morning provides a healthy breakfast menu as well as grab and go items with coffee, tea, and more every day from 7am to 11am. You can have breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 8am to 11pm at Kaffihs Vesturbjar.
Grái Kötturinn is a cozy and artistic cafe serving American style breakfasts in your area including eggs, bacon, pancakes, bagels, and French toast all day as well as excellent coffee and tea from 8am to 2pm. A 30 course buffet including soups, hot and cold dishes, and freshly baked bread crowns is available at Salatbarinn every weekday from 11am to 8pm and until 3pm every Saturday.
Vegan & Vegetarian Breakfasts
Chickpea at Hallveigarstígur 1 is a local family owned restaurant serving nutritious and authentic made from scratch dishes from 10am to 8pm Monday through Saturday.
Remember that Early In The Morning from our previous list offers healthy breakfasts in town also.
Donut Shops In Reykjavik
Or just eat something delicious at one of these donut shops near you:
- Deig at Tryggvagata 18
- Dons Donuts at Bæjarlind 6
Local Bagel Shops
You can find some of the best bagels in your area at Grái Kötturinn, Deig, Emilie, and Sandholt from our other lists.
There are lots of bakeries around town that have good early morning options:
- Sandholt at Laugavegur 36
- Björnsbakarí at Hringbraut 35
- Bernhoftsbakari at Klapparstígur 3
- Baka Baka at Bankastræti 2
- Brikk at Mýrargata 31
Sandholt serves breakfast staples, sandwiches, and pastries while Björnsbakar specializes in bread, pastries, and party cakes for all occasions. Bernhoftsbakari is one of the oldest bakeries in Reykjavik providing high quality bread and pastries.
You can also get bread, pizza, and pastries at Baka Baka. Brikk serves scrumptious meals and salads in addition to being well known for their sourdough, pastries, and cakes.
Cafes In Your Area
Kick your day off with a caffeine blast at one of these cafes:
- Café Babalú at Skólavörðustígur 22
- Mokka Kaffi at Skólavörðustígur 3A
- Reykjavík Röst at Geirsgata 5
- Kaktus Espressobar at Vitastígur 12
- Emilie at Hverfisgata 98
Espresso, cappuccino, café latte, hot chocolate and waffles are available at Mokka Kaffi. Reykjavik Röst offers high quality coffee as well as homemade grilled sandwiches on sourdough bread with vegan options. You can get homemade cookies and great pastries as well as bagels and salads with vegan and vegetarian options at Emilie.
Smoothies & Juice Bars
Wraps, sandwiches, bowls, and other healthy food for your morning should also be available at these smoothie and juice bars:
The Laundromat Café from our next list makes really good smoothies in your area too.
All Day Breakfast Restaurants
The Laundromat Café at Austurstræti 9 is a one of a kind coffee shop serving all day breakfast near you as well as lunch and dinner along with hot and cold drinks. Grái Kötturinn from our initial breakfast and brunch list provides local all day breakfast too.
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Enjoy Your Breakfast In Reykjavik
For now that is all we have to mention but check back often because we plan to update this page throughout the year. Now that you know about all of those local breakfast spots to get your eggs, omelets, bacon, pancakes, or waffles as well as buffets, healthy vegetarian and vegan options, donut and bagel shops near you, cafes, smoothie and juice bars, and all day restaurants you can tackle the morning.
Don’t be afraid to mention if we got anything incorrect in the comments, and feel free to share any early morning meal tips for your area that you may have too. Now go have fun enjoying your breakfast in Reykjavik.