C is for Cookie

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Tysgata 8, Reykjavik, Iceland, 101

Serves meat, vegan options available. Little cozy cafe downtown Reykjavik. Serves coffee, breakfast and lunch, including vegan soup and at least one vegan house-made cake daily. Half of the menu is vegetarian. Wi-fi. Confirmed open, Dec 2016. Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-6:00pm, Sat 10:00am-5:00pm, Sun 11:00am-5:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Non-veg

22 Reviews

First Review by gr8vegan

loved the vibe - Edit

We enjoyed a leisurely latte and apple pie. Love that they have vegan food options in addition to vegan milks. The cafe has a cozy, relaxed vibe, exactly the type of place I like to sit and sip.

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Coffee+cake pitstop - Edit

Lovely cafe with huge mugs of coffee (they offer soy and oat if you take yours with milk) and some nice vegan cakes too. We had apple. Not sure about savouries.

Pros: Opens at 7:30am

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Decent food, cosy atmosphere - Edit

Nice little place with a very cosy atmosphere. We went for breakfast which was good but wasn't anything very exciting. Got a mushroom and cheese toastie with vegan cheese (need to ask when you order). Coffee was great and they have different milk alternatives. The staff were friendly and were helpful when I asked what vegan options they had. They also have some cakes and slices that are vegan which I will need to come back and try.

Pros: Helpful, nice atmosphere, vegan cheese and carrot cake

Cons: food wasn't very big for what you pay but is e

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Disappointed - Edit

When placing my order, the lady at the counter deliberately served me a piece of broken chocolate cake. When I asked her to change it for the non-broken piece, she refused and stated that it was what happened when cakes were heated. Strange because none of the other pieces were like that. Work on your customer service.
Otherwise quite a nice place to go.

Pros: Warm Inside

Cons: Bad customer Service

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closed - Edit

tried this place twice this week, both times it showed as being open on here, and on the door, but both times it was looked up and in darkness. it's also looking dusty inside, maybe the staff are on holiday? or its closed down?

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cute place, good selection - Edit

Nice selection of vegan options, both entree and dessert. Worth checking out for a quick bite.

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Pure Comfort - Edit

I have fallen head over heels in love with this cozy café! This place is icelandic coffee shop comfort at it's best! They serve an awesome vegan grilled sandwich with a cheese alternative and they know how to decently marinate tofu. Although Iceland is a nation of notorious coffee drinkers (C is for Cookie has a free coffee refill) they offer a good assortment of organic tea. If you go for coffee they have several plant milk options and the nice lady behind the counter was so kind and made me a hot chocolate out of dark chocolate shavings - because usually their regular hot chocolate is prepared with milk chocolate. Their vegan carrot cake is more of the chunky type, the spices are balanced nicely and the presentation is just cute. Personally I like chewy carrot cake more but the the taste is flawless in my opinion. The menu is written in Icelandic but the staff is English-speaking.

Pros: comfy, friendly staff, nice atmosphere

Cons: the sofas at the back are usually taken...

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so many vegan desserts! - Edit

They offered carrot cake, apple pie, flapjack (whatever that is) and a cookie all vegan! I bought the cake and the pie and the carrot cake blew me away it was so good. didn't try the pie but I'm sure it's just as great.

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Where were the vegan options? - Edit

Unfortunately I was quite disappointed with this place. It was a cute little café with friendly staff, but there were hardly any vegan options.

The only 'vegan' option there was a carrot cake I was nervous to try it because someone else said it might not be vegan. After being assured that it was completely vegan, I ordered it and it was delicious. I'm not sure why that other person thought it wasn't, I think it was just speculation. It didn't really taste vegan but butter cream isn't supposed to!

I wish I could have rated this place higher. For a meat eater or a vegetarian, it would have been a great place, but unfortunately it's not vegan friendly unless you want carrot cake for your lunch.

Pros: Friendly staff, cosy atmosphere

Cons: limited vegan options

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Tasty grilled tofu sandwich and coffee - Edit

I very much enjoyed coming here to try the grilled tofu sandwich (hummus subbed in for the usual cheese) and drink some coffee. The staff were friendly and helpful and I enjoyed the atmosphere and style of the space very much.

Pros: Tasty grilled tofu sandwich, Nice coffee, Friendly staff, lovely space

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Cute and Comfortable - Edit

I stopped in to use the wifi and drink a soy latte. The service was extremely friendly and the place is comfortable. I want to come back and try the tofu sandwich!

Pros: Friendly Service

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Big ol' cup of soy goodness - Edit

Looking for a giant soy latte that won't break the bank while in Reykjavik then head to C is for Cookie. This is the cafe where I got the biggest bang for my buck. The cups are huge and the prices are small. That's a great combo while on vacation!

Pros: Big lattes, Cheap

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Lovely cafe with great vegan choices - Edit

The dudes in CifC certainly know their stuff.
Atmosphere is great (make sure you come in early to grab the comfy couch), coffee is delicious and the grub hits the spot.
Make sure you try out the deserts!

Pros: Knowledgeable of the Vegan diet and options

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Very good - Edit

Sun-drenched small Cafe very close to the city center.
It's snug in there, clean as well, staff is friendly, food is good, prices are alright, they even offer old bread in small bags for the ducks. 'C is for Cookie' is a top choice to eat out in every way.
There is also a bookshelf, if you wanna read. The seating space is limited though. Once there are a few people in there (often times they are well patronized), you can only sit on a windowsill kind of thing. Usually there are very limited outdoor seating spaces, but to sit there might be risky, since the weather may changing quite quickly and surprisingly.
They offer lots of vegan choices, in this regard you shouldn't be disappointed.

Pros: tasty food, notable vegan options

Cons: limited space

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C is for Cutie - Edit

That's what my wife has to say about Anna anyway! Great coffee, great atmosphere, great cookies. First morning I had a slice of vegan mixed berry pie fresh out of the oven. Second morning I was feeling a bit more savory and had a made to order tofu sandwich. As the previous reviewer mentioned, it's listed with cheese. I had them substitute with grilled onion, mushroom and tomato and I'm pretty convinced it's the best breakfast sandwich you can get in Reykjavik.

Pros: Anna is awesome, Cookies are delicious, Grilled Tofu is outstanding

Cons: None

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Good coffee stop - Edit

Iceland LOVES coffee- it's even given away free in strange places like supermarkets (I guess for when it gets really cold, who knows?).

Anyway, their coffee is indeed delightful- yummy big lattes, in nice big mugs made by a proper barista that knows how to make good coffee with soy!

I also got a take away tofu sandiwich- they substituted and put some hummus in it for me (I can't remember what was on the menu, possibly cheese?) but either way, the chef came out and spoke to me/ checked exactly what I wanted which I appreciated =)

Downside is very few seats- so you may need to wait a bit OR try coming back a bit later, etc! I saw a few cakes/treats but didn't try any.

Pros: Great coffee, cozy/warm, Knowledgeable staff

Cons: few seats, avoid peak times!

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Good breakfast and cake - Edit

Great place to go for breakfast or brunch. Their tofu sandwich is really good--they actually know how to cook tofu! They also have scrambled tofu and hummus toast. They have good coffee and soy milk. Staff is knowledgeable about what is vegan and their carrot cake is delicious.

Pros: Great tofu, carrot cake, soy milk for coffee

Cons: No vegan entrees

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great latte - Edit

I had an awesome soy latte with vegan chocolate on top. They had several vegan options, savory and sweet. I had the carrot cake. It wasn't that great but not terrible, dry with really sugary icing. Go here for a coffee tho, free wifi and a nice atmosphere.

Pros: coffee

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terrific! - Edit

I would give it 5 stars if the app would allow it. Had a great vegan grilled tofu sandwich, vegan carrot cat and soy latte. Also got a great chocolate chip cookie to go. Had three vegan dessert choices! Great spot and great to find tofu!

Pros: tofu, vegan desserts, soy latte

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Pleasant cafe - Edit

Really charming cafe, perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up! Really good strong americanos!

Pros: Location, Ambiance

Cons: No vegan desserts

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Excellent grilled tofu sandwich - Edit

A lovely, cosy cafe with great soy lattes and delicious, if somewhat limited, vegan options. I ordered the tofu sandwich without the cheese and was asked right away if I was vegan and would like mushrooms on it instead. The staff were friendly and super accommodating, and the sandwich was great! Highly recommended. You may not find lots of vegan options here, but a lovely cafe nonetheless.

Pros: vegan options, cheap!, friendly staff

Cons: limited menu

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No cookies! - Edit

I was super hoping this place was going to sell vegan cookies, but no suck luck. We had the one tofu dish on the menu (chalkboard menu so I'm sure it changes) but the entire place is egg & cheese, which is just liquid meat. Its a nice coffee house type feel of a place just a street away from the main drag to the cathedral. Very busy, too. I didn't see the vegan cake, but will check again tomorrow!

Pros: one vegan item

Cons: all egg and cheese, no cookies

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gr8vegan 28 Jun 2011 - nah, the more listings the merrier here. Vegetarians will be in heaven.  


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gr8vegan 08 Jul 2011 - yeah i went back and had an outstanding apple pie! Just tofu sandwiches that day and no vegan soup and the cookies they had all had chocolate chips with dairy, but really a chill wonderful friendly place, I just wish they had more vegan food!  


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eric 22 Feb 2013 - Hey gr8vegan, Hope you're having a great time over there.
Let us know if you think this place should be removed, ok?  


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miaumiau 22 Feb 2013 - I think you just had a bad luck with the cookies - they usually have some selection of vegan ones, like peanut butter pillows or raisin&oatmeal cookies. Also four out of their seven cakes are dairy-free, which in my opinion is quite decent for a non-vegan cafe. They just don't state it anywhere so it's better to ask. And their soups are always vegan.  


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