Our first morning in Reykjavik, we woke up at 8 to a city still in the dark. Further, it was raining and windy. After picking up the car, we decided to drive a few streets into town for breakfast. Having read about it in the guidebooks, I suggested that we check out Sandholt and when we reached the bakery/cafe at around 9.30 in the morning, outside was still pitch black and the rain had not stopped. If anything, we were thankful to step into the warm and toasty cafe.
The bakery has an amazing selection of pastries and open sandwiches. There is even a pretty display of chocolates for those looking for something sweet to kick off the morning.
As one can imagine, one can be pretty spoilt for choice here. Further, the cafe does have a rather cozy atmosphere to it. Easy to just stay here and lounge for a good hour or two (we didn’t stay too long because we were driving up North that day!)
Overall, we had very good impressions of this cafe, so much so, we came back here for a second time during our trip. The pastries were really good (freshly baked every day!) and I especially loved their sandwiches
The cafe is pretty well known among locals and tourists alike (we did hear some Singaporean accents when we were there both times). Be prepared to wait a little for a table if you planning to have a nice sit down meal.
Add: Laugavegur 36, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland