Stofan cafe has moved. It didn’t go far and is not located in Vesturgata 3. It’s bigger but still charming and worth checking out.
I’m often asked to recommend good cafes in Reykjavík and since I don’t have an office, you need earn money to have an office I’ve heard, I take most of my meetings at conveniently located cafes around the city. Like this morning when I had a meeting with my future employer at Te og Kaffi in Lækjartorg and then I was off to Stofan to meet up with a couple of Seattleites who asked if they could buy me coffee for all the hard work I do on the blog. Never say no to free coffee I say, or good company for that matter.
Stofan is located next to Ingólfstorg square (the weird square at the end of Austurstræti that doesn’t seem to serve any purpose) and is decorated in what I would like to call vintage granny style. Stofa is Icelandic for living room and that’s exactly what it feels like; a grandmother’s living room. Everything from the cozy furniture, the friendly service and the old time wall art makes it very homely and well worth visiting.
Stofan, unlike many cafes in Reykjavík that double as bistros and a nightclubs, they mostly just serve beverages and small snacks. They also offer homemade cakes and a happy hour between 5pm and 9pm.
The only bad thing I can say about Stofan is that it’s a little bit too popular and therefore it can be hard to get a seat at certain times. I was there around 11am which seems to be good time as it was as good as empty when I arrived and full when I left. If they are always full they must be doing something right.