Bergsson Mathús

Templarasund 3, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

The man behind this simple but popular café, which is located close to Tjörnin Lake, is Þórir Bergsson—an experienced chef with a commitment to local and seasonal cuisine. His focus is on food that’s both hearty and healthy—what he calls honest food—spanning chia porridge, oatmeal muesli, and smoothies at breakfast, and then homemade breads and cakes as well as hearty soups, oven-baked tandooris, Vietnamese pancakes, and lasagnas for lunch and dinner. Daily lunch and brunch deals and occasional two-for-one offers keep the colorful interior busy. There are always vegan and vegetarian dishes available, and the coffee and service are both great too. (A second location, Bergsson RE, down at the harbor, serves fish and seafood dishes.)

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