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Austurstraeti 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 1020
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Germany
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268 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first meal in Iceland, and we were not prepared for the prices. To be fair, turns out this place is reasonable by Icelandic standards. We arrived in Reykjavik on the Friday evening before Christmas, and had no dinner reservations. As this is a popular tourist time here, it left us without a lot of choices. This in... More 

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Greece
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We entered this place after a long walk our first night in freezing (!) Reykjavík. It looked as a normal everyday moderate burger place and we really didn't want to have a fancy dinner. We ordered a burger, a cod with mashed potatoes, a pasta with mussels, one cocktail and tap water. We had to pay 120,00 € !!! Food... More 

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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

So, we made the mistake of heading out very hungry for a lunch without looking around. Seeing it offered burgers and chips we figured it would be ideal. Sadly the burger was quite average and they had allegedly run out of hot chips/pommes frites. Strange we thought and enquired again, only to be told that was definitely the case so... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Good place to grab a bite while visiting the shops in this area. Friendly staff, plenty of seating. Highly recommend their chai latte and Swiss mocha

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Campbell, California
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We tried the Reindeer burger - yummy. The soup was good too. Nice setting, but note that it can get crowded at prime time.

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We had wings, chicken strips and strawberry waffle - all excellent. Decent price, large portions, wait staff friendly. Good house wine as well.

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Milton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

My daughter and I ate breakfast here on two mornings. The bacon (lots of it) and scrambled eggs with toast juice and coffee was excellent. The service was great!

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Thank Brendan K
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Service was good. Restaurant was clean, warm and inviting. Smoothies were warm. Food was nothing special.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The Restaurant has a nice location but the food is very average. I guess if you're the kind of person that likes to eat nachos and burgers while abroad, then you may like it. For me it was a disappointment.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a nice lunch here. The meals were very nice except for the fact that the French fries seemed like they had been sitting around for a while. The prices seemed expensive but I think for Iceland they are actually not too bad. The staff are not overly attentive but are friendly and helpful. All in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Austurstraeti 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 1020
Description
An Icelandic Icon The Heart of Reykjavik City The spacious but intimate Café Paris is a café and a restaurant known for first-class service and bistro-style meals, primarily made using fresh local produce, in the heart of the city centre, Austurvöllur. Austurvöllur is Iceland?s Champ du Mars, where locals relax on warm summer afternoons, overlooked by the Icelandic Parliament, and the Dómkirkjan. Its long history and esteemed reputation has contributed to it being one of the most successful restaurants and cafés in all of Iceland. This year, Café Paris celebrates its twentieth anniversary. Guests were asked for their feedback to help the management continue to offer the highest standards. In its anniversary year, Café Paris has a professional staff providing great service, knowledgeable about the menu, wine, cocktail and coffee selections and the mouth-watering desserts. A Landmark for all Café Paris is a city landmark meaning different things to different people. It?s where artists contemplate in solitude, writers busily document their thoughts on a laptop, politicians escape heated debates and share a quiet moment together, young adults giggle and smile over Mocha and sweetened Latte, young mothers share a slice of a homemade chocolate cake and creamy coffee, students gather to celebrate and hungry travellers come to experience Icelandic bistro culture. In summer, the tables outdoors facing the Parliament are always packed. Sheltered from the North Atlantic breeze, days of sunshine in the very heart of the city are hard to resist, and the well-trained and experienced staff make sure none go hungry or thirsty. Eat in style There is nothing like the house white wine boiled mussels and a glass of Pinot Grigio on a beautiful summer?s day, or a succulent burger with a bun fresh out of the oven and ice-cold beer. For dessert, the house speciality is a French chocolate cake?freshly baked in house?and best served with deluxe coffee. The well kept secret recipe is legendary in Reykjavík. A Weekend Hotspot Come the weekend, Café Paris turns into a sophisticated bar with live jazz music playing from 11 pm. The atmosphere is a unique fusion of a Parisian jazz club and a sophisticated Icelandic wine bar. The wide variety of imaginative cocktails is the creation of ambitious bartenders who aim to impress with rich flavouring. Café Paris caters to all ages and nationalities. Café Paris may seem to be a Parisian café in Reykjavík but local culinary traditions and fresh Icelandic produce are at the heart of this Reykjavík bistro.

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