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“Breakfast in Reykjavik”
Review of Grai Kotturinn

Grai Kotturinn
Ranked #157 of 510 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Grái kötturinn is the perfect spot to start your day. We have American style breakfast, brunch and lunch. Our pancakes are made from scratch and we bake our own bread. The houmous and the tuna salad are also made in-house. Coffee or tea - you are welcome!
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The food in this place is great. If you need an American breakfast is the spot to eat. Its in the central area of the city which makes it easy to access. The food is pricey but its Iceland everything is pricey.

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Thank Dameon G
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Asmundur_Helgason, Owner at Grai Kotturinn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thanks for coming and for the nice review Dameon :)

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We went here during our stay in Iceland for the pancakes. It was not that crowded and we sat right away, but it's a small place and they seemed short of help and we were told it would be a wait, but it was not. We got our food in good time. The service was great. It's a cozy place and the pancakes and eggs were delicious. It was similar to a breakfast in the US. We would definitely go back again!

Thank Lispony
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Asmundur_Helgason, Owner at Grai Kotturinn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Lispony, hope to see you again:)

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

We arrived on a very early flight into Iceland and went straight to the Blue Lagoon from the airport. We had a snack at the airport but after a couple hours at the blue Lagoon and bussing to our hotel we needed a real meal. Our hotel suggest Grai Kotturinn as it was only a few blocks away and they would serve breakfast for us. When we got to the restaurant it was pretty full, they only have 7 or 8 tables very close together but there was some people leaving so we sat down. The atmosphere is cozy to say the least. We were told by one of teh regulars that you needed to go to the counter and get a menu and order. We got two menus and sat back down to hold our table which still had not been bussed and cleaned yet. After about 10 minutes someone came over and cleared our table and did a partial job on cleaning, the table was still tacky when he was done. To say that it is expensive is almost and understatement. Admittedly this was our first contact with food prices in Iceland but to spend $90.00 for two people for what amounted to a slightly fancier breakfast than an American diner or truck stop was crazy. We ate dinner for less a couple nights while in Iceland. The prices are clearly marked so there was no surprises in that regard but we waited almost a half hour for our food. For breakfast food that is unacceptable. The food was good but that is best thing I can say about the place. I am giving it 3 stars but only because I can't give a 2/12. Maybe our experience was the exception and not the rule but we were nearby for 2 more days and never dined there again although we walked by it regularly.

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2  Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This is really the only authentic bohemian cafe in Iceland!!! Great breakfast and great atmosphere!!!! I friggin love this place. <3

1  Thank María E
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

OK I´m gonna spoil the secret. This small and super friendly restaurant is our favorite. It is famous for it´s breakfast and lunch amongst the Reykjavik in-crowd. If you want to see artists, poets, authors or actors this is the place to go. Also if you don´t care about those guys but just want to have the best breakfast in Iceland this is the place to go.

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Thank gunnihel
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