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.)
By Paul Sullivan, AFAR Local Expert
Is there anything better than a bakery restaurant? Bergsson Mathus is the kind of place where locals go for brunch on the weekends, or for a special loaf of bread. Bright and open, it feels light even on a snowy winter day. You can always get a breakfast of fresh sourdough, cheese, egg, and prosciutto, or yogurt and muesli. The lunch and dinner specials change regularly, but are always fresh, interesting, and made using as little waste as possible.
By Maggie Fuller, AFAR Staff
Templarasund 3, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
+354 571 1822
Sat, Sun 7am - 5pm
Mon - Fri 7am - 7pm