Absolutely! Reykjavik, the vibrant capital of Iceland, is not only known for its stunning landscapes but also for its thriving coffee culture. When I visited Iceland I did not realize I was visiting a country with a rich coffee culture, and that is apparent with the plethora of choices that made it hard to create my list of the best coffee shops in Reykjavik, Iceland. Iceland is one of the top coffee consumers in the world, coming in at number 3 consuming about 19.84 pounds per capita. Here are the top 15 coffee shops that will tantalize your taste buds and elevate your caffeine experience in this charming city:

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Reykjavik Roasters

Nestled in the heart of the city, Reykjavik Roasters is a haven for coffee enthusiasts. With a cozy ambiance and a commitment to sourcing the finest beans from around the world, every sip here is a journey of flavor discovery.There are 3 locations around Downtown Reykjavik, which makes this the most convenient on the list of best coffee shops in Reykjavik. They take coffee seriously, expect a hipster vibe with great music. Enjoy the carefully crafted coffee after enjoying some art as well at Ásmundarsalur. 


This was one of my favorite for baked goods, breakfast, and coffee. Also, the clean modern design and aesthetic was pretty especially for taking some photos for Instagram. They also serve sandwiches and have organic wine as well. I only tried the coffee of course and it was superb. 

Sandholt best coffeeshop in Reykjavik , Iceland.
Sandholt coffeeshop in Reykjavik.

Kaffi O-Lei

Is one of the newer coffee shops to Downtown Reykjavik and it is located in the Radisson Blu. It is a great specialty coffee shop located close to shopping and perfect for a pick me up. Grab a light snack as well with their plain, almond, or chocolate croissants. 


A local favorite, Kaffitar offers a wide range of specialty coffees brewed to perfection. Whether you prefer a classic espresso or a creamy latte, Kaffitar’s skilled baristas ensure that each cup is crafted with precision and passion.

Hygge Coffee and Micro Bakery

This is also a pretty new coffee shop bringing the spirit of hygge and an up and coming best coffee shop in Reykjavik. Hygge is the Scandinavian art of coziness to enjoy life’s pleasures, such as sipping a cup of coffee with a cinnamon bun. They offer vegan pastries as well. It is a perfect spot to grab a light meal and enjoy a cup of coffee (especially on a sunny day). 

Café Babalú

Step into Café Babalú and enter a world of whimsy and charm. This eclectic café not only serves delicious coffee but also boasts a unique atmosphere filled with vintage furniture and colorful artwork.


This is a coffee shop with quite a bit of room to chill in as well as grab coffee with breakfast. I came here and found a decent amount of baked goods to choose from, great lattes, and also it was right on one of the main streets in Downtown Reykjavik.

Te og Kaffi

As the name suggests, Te og Kaffi offers an extensive selection of teas and coffees to suit every palate. Whether you’re in the mood for a rich and robust brew or a delicate herbal infusion, you’ll find it here amidst the welcoming atmosphere.

Braud & Co.

If you’re craving something sweet to accompany your coffee, look no further than Braud & Co. This cozy bakery offers a mouthwatering array of pastries, bread, and cakes, all baked fresh daily and perfectly complemented by their aromatic coffee.

Mokka Kaffi

A true Reykjavik institution, Mokka Kaffi has been serving up delicious coffee and homemade cakes since 1958. Step back in time as you sip your coffee amidst the retro decor and soak in the nostalgic ambiance of this beloved café.

Kaffihús Vesturbæjar

Want the best local coffee shop? If you are looking to relax or warm up after walking to the Grotta Island Lighthouse or doing the FlyOver Iceland experience come here. Not only are they great for coffee, their food is amazing to fill you up after a day of exploring Reykjavik, Iceland. 

Whether you’re a coffee aficionado or simply looking for a cozy spot to relax, Reykjavik’s coffee scene has something for everyone. So why not grab a cup and explore all that this vibrant city has to offer?

Bonus Coffee shop outside of Reykjavik, Iceland you should totally visit. 

Skool Beans Cafe

It is located you got that right in a converted yellow school bus. This is located in Vik so whether you stay nearby in Vik to explore the South Coast of Iceland or you are visiting for the day it is a must visit stop. It was one of the best lattes I had and so creatively done. They also sell jewelry and other souvenirs perfect for you to take home. The owner roasts all her own coffee in town and you may get lucky to meet her cat that owns his space here  “Jeffarious Edward”. The hot cocoa is something not to be missed as well, but I got a mocha to have the best of both. 

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