Today I met with a dear friend of mine and her almost 2 month old son and we decided to take the young one for a little stroll down Laugarvegur. We wanted to sit down somewhere for a cup of coffee and my friend suggested Te og Kaffi. Apparently their latte is really really good.
Te og Kaffi (Tea and Coffee) was founded in Reykjavík in 1984 by an Icelandic couple that had discovered their love for coffee while living in Sweden. They opened up their first coffee shop in a basement in Barónsstígur and two years later they opened up their first café. Today the Te og Kaffi brand runs roasting facilities, a wholesale division, retail shops and cafés.
Since I hardly ever drink coffee I decide to go for a summer frappo with mango and apples. It was lovely. I also had a cake that was quite good and my friend stuck with her much loved latte. The young one slept through the entire visit and his drink of choice is breast milk so there’s not much to report from that side.
Te og Kaffi doesn’t have a ton of character but it’s charming in it’s own way. It’s how the coffee tastes that matters anyway and I’ve heard from several coffee drinkers that theirs is excellent. What I do like is that it is kind of quiet and the tables are not on top of each other. I’m also a sucker for everything colourful and there’s plenty of that in the shelves around. Finally I have to give their staff props for very friendly service. I watched them from the distance serve other customers and they did a really good job – with a smile.
I think I will surely go back to Te og Kaffi and maybe when I’m feeling particularly adventurous I might even try out their coffee. I’m such a wild one you see. They have free Wifi so it’s the perfect spot to bring your laptop and do a little work. All in all I would recommend you give them a try.