Let us tell you about the newest restaurants, stores, spas and more! This month: CupCake Café, Scintilla, Gló vegan and Reykjavík Fish!
The CupCake Café moved recently from their location in Grandi right to the middle of Reykjavík. They are now located at Grettisgata 3. It’s a sweet and cosy coffeehouse, with both inside and outside seating. They offer toasts with different toppings, croissants, Icelandic pancakes, cinnamon rolls, artisanal cupcakes and fresh coffee. And for the true CupCake Café fans, they also sell their own clothing line, consisting of hoodies in different colours with the CupCake Café logo on it!
Scintilla, an Icelandic design store offering unique home textiles and accessories, opened this April at Laugavegur 40. The store aims to bring the avant-garde ideas from fashion into home décor design. They are inspired by Scandinavian design and are influenced by Icelandic nature. They use new and exciting graphics and unique colour combinations in their quality products. Not only does the company focus on organic collections and is it environmentally friendly, their products are also sustainable and manufactured in Europe!
Restaurant Gló on Laugavegur was recently rebranded and their menu is now completely vegan. They offer wraps, burgers, lasagne, soups and much more! A big part of their menu is taken up by all kinds of delicious bowls. Do you think a bowl with whole-wheat pasta, Oumph!, fresh veggies, coconut flakes and spicy mayonnaise sound good? Or one with vegetable spaghetti, falafel, hummus, tzatziki, edamame and lettuce? Then this is the place for you! Gló is also known for their divine vegan cakes, so if you have a sweet tooth, be sure to check it out!
Reykjavík Fish already had a popular restaurant on Tryggvagata, and now they opened a new seafood restaurant on Frakkastígur, located between Hallgrímskirkja and main shopping street Laugavegur. They offer fresh fish every day. Try their fish tacos, seafood soups or traditional Icelandic plokkfiskur (a mix of fish, potatoes, onions and béchamel sauce). But you can also just order simple and delicious fish and chips, with Víking beer on the side.