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Cafe Paris

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Austurstraeti 14, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 1020
09:00 - 00:00
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here the first night we were in Iceland and it was nice. All three of us had burgers which were cooked to perfection. The restaurant itself is very elegant and as it was a beautiful evening, there were lots of people sitting outside on the grass. Altogether lovely.

Thank Ann P
Nykoebing, Denmark
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cafe Paris was for a long time a tourist trap...they have the best outside dining area in the city center and the food was terrible and the service even worse. Now they have a new kitchen and owners thank god!! I think they are still just open during the day, and their focus is on a really good brunch and... More 

Thank Esthertalia
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got here pretty late, but were able to get in an order before the kitchen closed. Even though we were the last party to be seated before closing the staff was super friendly and chatty, and never made us feel at all rushed. The food was great, as was the local beer. We will definitely grab dinner here again... More 

Thank Knits_With_Sparkles
Punta Gorda, Florida, USA
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to eat breakfast here upon arriving super early in Reykjavik. The service was good and the food was even better. I got the Eggs Benedict and it was very good along with a blueberry muffin which was absolutely amazing. I would try a few different things on the menu if I am back. I would suggest to go if... More 

Thank Bob H
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Paris was a really nice European style cafe located in the central part of Reykjavik. We enjoyed fresh local fish and well needed coffee, after a red eye flight. The wait staff was very friendly and accommodating.

Thank lily60745
Franklin Square, New York
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102 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an early dinner. Just burgers and fries. But a great find in great area for people watching....just a bit of confusion in paying your check...

Thank Jjison1952
South Australia, Australia
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86 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this morning after walking past. Had the most amazing fresh cooked waffle with berries & vanilla sauce. So we decided to come back for dinner. The food did not disappoint! My chicken with truffle & mushrooms was heaven & my husband's plaice melted in the mouth. The chefs & kitchen is all visible and the place is very... More 

Thank 168heatherb
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate breakfast here on our first morning and just kept coming back. Fantastic smiley service and the best eggs in town! Highly recommended.

Thank Shane G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This newly redecorated restaurant is such a beauty to sit at and the food is amazing - either brunch or dinner. I love it. The service is amazing and I'd recommend going there on a sunny day and sit outside.

Thank Dana H
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed an Eggs Benedict. I couldn't believe how perfect the eggs wee cooked. Great hollandaise, Canadian Bacon and an added touch of fresh spinach & onion. Amazing food.

Thank Marlynne P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Bar, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?