Grandagarður 10, Reykjavík 101, 551 5932
Mon - Fri: 7.30am - 6.00pm
Sat - Sun: 8.00am - 6.00pm
Kaffivagninn is the oldest restaurant in Reykjavík. Kaffivagninn was founded in 1935 by Bjarni Kristjánsson and was located at Ellingsplanið at the corner of Pósthússtræti and Tryggvagata in Reykjavík. At the time the restaurant was a food truck. Through World War II Kaffivagninn was owned and operated by Bjarni, the founder. In the early 50s, the ownership changed and Guðrún Ingólfsdóttir took over. At that time Kaffivagninn was located at Grandagarður and was a small building on wheels, that would fit 10 to 15 people. Located by the booming harbour area of the 50s Kaffivagninn was popular with fishermen as it opened early and closed late. Since 1975 Kaffivagninn has looked about the same, only minor improvements and changes have been made to meet changing requirements. History is still a large part of Kaffivagninn as it is now the oldest operating restaurant in Iceland. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week. Kaffivagninn is also a wonderful place to sit down for a cup of coffee and offers a variety of coffee drinks, pastries, and cakes. Kaffivagninn is truly an authentic dining experience in Iceland.