The Reykjavik Food Walk, Part 2

31 08 2016

Continuing with the Reykjavik Food Walk, our third stop was at this lovely cafe right in front of Hallgrímskirkja, the modern looking church in the city center of Reykjavik perched on a hill, which could have suggested that it may be a tourist trap given the great location.  Not so.  Here we were served a dessert/snack whichever way you’d like to look at it, an ice cream dish which tasted amazing as our guide Gabriella kept telling us.

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Hallgrímskirkja

Cafe Loki. We went upstairs where we had the view of the church.

Cafe Loki. We went upstairs where we had the view of the church.

The signature homemade ice cream with toasted rye bread crumbs mixed into the ice cream, rye bread being the signature Icelandic bread

Homemade ice cream with toasted rye bread crumbs mixed into it, rye bread being the signature Icelandic bread

It's like cookies and cream w/o being sweet.

It’s like cookies and cream w/o the cookies being sweet.

The stop after was supposed to be a hot dog stand and the Icelandic people apparently love hot dogs.  However, there was a long line when we got there so we moved onto our next destination, leaving hot dogs for later consumption.

And it was lobster soup that awaited us.  I had read about this particular eatery earlier in the day and was considering going there on the last day of my stay so was thrilled that it was included in the food walk.

The venue

The venue, “sailor’s cabin”

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Gabriella leading us into the shop.

Inside upstairs, the bed where the owner fisherman used to rest.

Inside, upstairs, did not always look like this as seen in videos in which they showed double bunk beds but it gives you an idea of how sailors used to come here to eat, change, and rest.

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The lobster soup!!

The lobster soup!!

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A New York Times article on Seabaron that describes the soup well (from 10 years ago.  The original owner has since passed but it is run by a former employee and her partner.)

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3 responses

1 09 2016
milkshakesandme

i went to that exact cafe opposite the church 4 years ago!

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2 09 2016
Ayako Mathies

Did you try the ice cream?? I really liked it. We didn’t have anything else so curious if their savory dishes are good.

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2 09 2016
milkshakesandme

nope, but i had shark and their local vodka that went with it :S

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