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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” (586 reviews)
“soup in bread” (117 reviews)
“beef” (38 reviews)
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12:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Laugavegi 54, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Luckily when we arrived we didn't have to wait long but later there was a queue forming outside. The restaurant is very small so you have to wait in the cold. There were two options a meat soup and a creamy mushroom so no need...More

Thank j1ggles
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place to get a wonderful bread bowl of soup and have a pint or two. We went twice and both soups were fantastic.

Thank Cooters
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived and were greeted with a warm welcome and swiftly seated at a window seat, where we were asked whether we wanted a drink or were hungry. Obviously as two young adults, food is always first and foremost, so we replied with “hungry”. We...More

1  Thank Miles-Davies
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two kinds of soup-in-a-bread to choose from (meat or mushrooms) and a selection of beer (including Guinness) and other drinks, and that's it. Very simple, but as the soup is good and filling, it's a popular place.

Thank IntoTheNorth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff was very friendly as soon as we walked into the restaurant. The location is great, in the center of downtown Reykjavik. I got the curry vegetarian bread bowl which was so good, the other option was the lamp soup which I tried, and...More

1  Thank wilslisa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very reasonable by Reykjavik standards but they only serve soup. A meat and a veggie option. Very tasty!

1  Thank Aqua247
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They only serve soup in a bread bowl, usually two choices a night. The lamb meat soup is very good and comes with bread. They also have a full bar and serve Guenniss.

1  Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, there was nothing that told their hours. So we were there around 11am - could smell the soup, We actually sought out the smell. We came back around 11:20 and the lights were on, The doors opened at 11:30. We were seated nad our...More

2  Thank klogan2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dropped in for a quick lunch here while I was in Reykjavik for 18 hour layover on my way home from Europe. There was only one male server and the others were females. The guy helped me take my order and I noticed right...More

Thank asiana747
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They only have two choices of soup as they eating menu, but they were great choices, the lamb/beef soup in a bread bowl was a great option even in the Icelandic summer and the place has a great atmosphere overall!

Thank firefox88212
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Questions & Answers
Sarah S
20 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.
7 March 2017|
Response from Stefania Tinna M | Property representative |
Good day to you dear traveler! Yes! We sure are open and will be serving our soups aaaall day long! On behalf of Svarta, Tinna
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Laugavegi 54, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 2999
  • E-mail
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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