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New in Town – October 2019

Laundromat Café

The beloved Laundromat Café has made a much-welcomed comeback. Situated right downtown in Austurstræti, it offers (you guessed it) laundry facilities and a family friendly environment. It was one of the few spots in Iceland providing a place to wash your clothes cheaply, where you could get a beer while you’re waiting. A spacious recreational room downstairs will keep your children busy while you’re feasting on their solid grub. Whether it’s brunch, board games, or beer you’re looking for, Laundromat should have you covered


Yuzu is the newest addition to the Reykjavík restaurant scene. Run by the owners of Reykjavík favourite clothing store Húrra Reykjavík and the Neapolitan-style Flatey Pizza, Yuzu brings a fresh take on the burger. The new spot will incorporate the Japanese Yuzu fruit into everything from the sauces, cocktails, to the dishes themselves. The new place is situated in a recently renovated part of Hverfisgata, right next to Laugavegur main street. Head chef Haukur’s CV includes head chef at Grillmarkaðurinn as well London famous Zuma, so we’re expecting big things.

Gummi Ben bar

Sports bar Gummi Ben has opened its doors in Tryggvagata. Gummi Ben bar is named after sports commentator Guðmundur Benediktsson, of internet fame for his commentating on Iceland’s famous 2-1 victory over England in EURO 2016. Google ‘Icelandic commentator’. We promise you won’t regret it. In regard to the bar itself, the décor is fancy while it offers the classic of sports watching – beer, which is specially brewed for the place, along with solid pub grub.

Donkey Republic

The bike rental company Donkey Republic has arrived in Reykjavík. Sporting the names of well-known Reykjavík figures, a monthly subscription costs ISK 3,500 (€25,4, $28), while a yearly subscription costs ISK 30,000 ((€218, $240), Single trips will cost less and users can drop the bikes off in any of the 41 zone dotted around the city. Users simply need to get the Donkey Republic app, unlock the locks and before you know it, you’re off. The initiative is a collaboration of Donkey Republic, Framúrskarandi, and officially supported by Reykjavík.

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