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Cafe Rosenberg

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
As featured in Best Food in Reykjavik
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Klapparstigur, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 2442
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great find! Full of locals, fish was amazing and the live band were brilliant. Really cool atmosphere.

2 Thank leah w
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I bought a chicken and some cake with a cream The chicken tasted ok but it was dry. The cream with the desert was vegetarian and did not taste like cream. The live music was great and the Irish coffee was fine too and with real cream.

Thank Hakon G
Exeter, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this atmospheric cafe/bar during our recent visit to Iceland and thoroughly enjoyed both the food and the music. The food was the best we experienced during our stay, simply cooked and beautifully fresh Atlantic Char with lobster tails and jacket potato, highly recommended! Iceland has a wealth of musical talent and Svavar Knutur, who was playing on the... More 

1 Thank beachlife21
Westminster, Colorado
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Heard was nice Jaz club. Came last 30 minutes they were open. The band was very good but service horrible. Never came over to get us a drink. Not sure how they can even afford to pay for live entertainment if they don't sell you any thing.

Thank scott r
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I had the trout and my friends had cod. Beautifully cooked! Within normal/moderate Icelandic price ranges. We went when there was this band playing. I was a bit annoyed because I had to pay to watch, although I was only there for the food. I actually enjoyed them very much. It was a local band, who interacted so well with... More 

3 Thank Elda F
Basking Ridge
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309 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Right next to Canopy Hotel (great) and we chose it for our first night's dinner. I had a great lamb dish and we also shared salads....cute little place with great music later in the evening.

2 Thank trvel4fun
Bandon, Oregon
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We ate here the first night we arrived. We arrived early as musicians were setting up, but we didn't stay until their 9 PM start. Food was good, healthy. Everything is expensive, so this restaurant was in line with others, but I'm still surprised at how expensive food was.

1 Thank cabernt13
Oxford, England
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We checked out the music options at the Cafe Rosenberg by email and internet before going to Reykjavik. Then listened to some of the groups on YouTube. We chose the Reykjavik blues group (you could call them a rock/blues band) and weren't disappointed. The cover charge was 2500 ISK each (I had hoped we would not have to pay an... More 

Thank Ibrowse
North Wales, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We accidentally stumbled upon a live act on a Saturday night (Stebbi Jak og Andri Ívars) who played a wide range of music with good humour. After paying an entrance fee, the drinks were reasonably priced, with a great atmosphere.

Thank HeatherR0se
Forestville, California
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Tonight we splurged on an expensive lobster dinner to celebrate our last day in Iceland. All seven of us agree that our dinners at Cafe Rosenberg have been superior at over half the cost! Our favorite entree at Cafe Rosa is the trout (both options), but everything we've tried on the menu has been delicious! Our favorite waitress, Saedis, has... More 

1 Thank NancyJ6975

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Klapparstigur, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 551 2442
Café Rosenberg is a restaurant with live music or other events 6 nights a week. We open at 3 pm Monday-Friday, 4 pm on Saturdays - the kitchen opens at 5 pm - Closed on Sundays. Concerts and events start at 9 pm on weekdays and 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?