Update: Unfortunately, like so many places that have been in that space before them, Gata has closed down.
The other day the boyfriend invited the princess and I out for brunch. He took us to a place called Gata in Laugarvegur which is a relatively new on the eatery scene here in Reykjavík. The location seems to be a bit cursed because in the past few years quite a few places have come and gone in that space. Gata has been open since last years though so maybe they’ve managed to break the curse.
What we had
The boyfriend and the little one had brunch with eggs, bacon, sausages and the works. Their plates looked really good and they were really happy with it. The brunch costs 1700 ISK and it was worth every króna. I will say though that it was a bit annoying having to pay for a full brunch for the princess – it would be great if they added a child friendly portion to their menu.
Since I’m not big on egg and bacon I went for their Parma ham pizza that cost 2000 ISK. It was delicious and I have no complaints what so ever.
The restaurant itself
We sat outside in the sun and I didn’t even think about taking a look inside. The pictures on their website suggests that the inside is OK too. I sometimes judge a place by how clean their bathroom facilities are and Gata passed that test too. Sitting outside was lovely and the staff was alert and ready to help which is unfortunately not always the case.
Gata was a pleasant surprise. I had some prejudice against them because of all the other places that have gone under before them but I see now that it was completely unjust. 1700 ISK seems excessive for a brunch but sadly in today’s economy those kind of prices fall into the lower-midrange category. It was enough food so no one walked away hungry and it was really tasty. You can’t really complain about that.
The family and I collectively urge you to give Gata a go.