Eldur og Is - Fire and Ice

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Skolavoroustiger 2 (at Laugavegur), Reykjavik, Iceland

Serves meat, vegan options available. Coffee shop, creperie, ice cream parlor. Advertises vegan crepes with many vegan toppings. Has soy and almond milk-based drinks as well. A few pastries and bars are vegan.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Western, European, Non-veg

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First Review by Mattleonard

impressive crepe-filler options - Edit

We enjoyed this spot and were happy to see they offered vegan crepes. Pretty sure I've never one since going vegan years ago. It was delicious! I opted for a sweet version with berries and maple syrup. But there are so many options to pick from - sweet or savory.
They have vegan milk option for lattes. I had a London Fog latte and it was delicious.
We tried to go back another day before we left for the airport, but despite being told they opened at 8am that day we went by at 8:45am and they still weren't open and we couldn't wait.

Pros: vegan crepes!, tons of choices

Cons: service was a bit slow and unenthusiastic

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Great GF and vegan crepe - Edit

A lovely small crepe shop with very friendly staff and good service. I got a gluten free, vegan crepe with avocado and sun dried tomatoes and it was great! About 1450 isk.

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Vegan crepes!!! - Edit

On our first day in Reykjavik we walked past this coffee shop advertising vegan gluten free crepes and as we were starving it sounded quite amazing! I also remember seeing this coffee shop on a Vegan travel video.
The crepe itself is 9500 kr which is well over $10 and then on top you pay 350 krona per filling. I ordered a hummus and avocado crepe and got the included vegan pesto on the side. The pesto tasted great and the crepe was good but could have used a little more hummus. For 2 vegan crepes and 2 pots of tea it came to the equivalent of $65 CAD (maybe even more) probably reasonable by Iceland standards but a bit steep with the exchange rate for us. The server forgot that honey is not considered vegan as she offered a honey mustard dip and a honey golden mylk but there was good otherwise a good vegan knowledge. On the whole this was a good place for a snack and if we have time I would like to try another crepe!

Updated from previous review on 2017-06-06

Pros: Clearly marked vegan options, Friendly service , Tasty options

Cons: Serves meat , Expensive if you put more than 2 toppings

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Expensive - Edit

A little too expensive (950IK toppings). However, they were made with spelt flour and very delicious.

Pros: opening hours

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very nice vegan crepes! - Edit

Vegan crepes are a lovely snack on cold winters nights! They have many vegan fillings to choose from and the staff are very friendly :) it gets busy so best to go at off peak times but not a major issue

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Pancakes - Edit

We were not that impressed unfortunately, when we asked for vegan pancakes they told us that everything can be made vegan. We ordered and when the pancakes arrived they were not vegan. The staff was confused and asked if we wanted everything vegan, even the ice cream. We had to send the pancakes back. We finally got pancakes with vegan sorbet though and it tasted good.

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First vegan dissapointment on Iceland-trip - Edit

Had seen the cafe on the Happy Cow-list of vegan-friendly places in Reykjavik so I thought we'd give it a try. My boyfriend and I both chose the vegan crepe (150 ISK extra for that) with strawberries/blueberries and maple syrup. The espresso I ordered was the worst I've ever tasted (although I'm not a big fan of espresso anyway). We got our order fairly quickly, only to dissapointed about the amount of toppings (seriously, like three small drops of syrup and one sliced strawberry or a couple of blueberries on a BIG, thick buckwheat crepe that tasted very bitter).

So all in all, wouldn't recommend it to vegans unless you choose like 10 toppings, which weren't marked clearly for vegan choices anyway. It was also fairly expensive, especially for such a disappointment with the taste and amount of toppings.

If they would make the (vegan) crepe recipe better (sweeter, crispier, more fat?) and add A LOT more of the toppings on your order and clearly mark which are vegan and maybe also add ready "sets" of vegan crepes (that would have been cheaper in the ratio of toppings on the crepe, but none of them were vegan), and also improve the coffee it could be a nice place. Also, full of tourists, if you want to avoid that. My bf got a scoop of ice cream on his shoe, it was an accident by a customer but didn't help the experience.

Pros: Vegan choice

Cons: Extra cost for vegan crepe, Minimal amount of toppings on crepe, Bitter coffee and crepe

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vegan crepe and vegan toppings available - Edit

They did have a vegan crepe option but it kept sticking to the pan, poor girl doing all the work had to make 4 to get it to work, not her fault. It was good but took a long time, we shared one and waited for the other to come out. Coffee guy forgot our coffee. Fortunately we were not in a hurry and we people watched a little. Mostly we and the people around us watched the girl work hard while the coffee guy went in the back. When we asked for our decaf, he got a regular and they had to make a new one. They did clean the machine to make it truly decaf. And they had almond milk. people next to us finished their coffees long we got ours and long before they got their crepes bc ours took so long. We appreciated the vegan options but seems like there are some kinks to work out.

Pros: Vegan crepes!

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My only bad experience so far in Iceland - Edit

I came here very excited at the thought of vegan crepes (with a large sign in the window saying vegan options were available!) but was very sadly disappointed on every level. There were three members of staff working, of which two appeared to be new and not know what they were doing, whilst the third (a blond man) was rude from the outset and only got worse as time went on. After waiting a rather long time for a savoury crepe (spinach, mushrooms and olives) and coffee, it came to me overcooked, dry and hard with very minimal fillings; nearly inedible. As my coffee had not arrived, I asked if I could get that and was told that the only person working who knew how to make coffee was on a break (the blond man) and could I wait for a couple of minutes. I said that was fine, but 10 minutes later I was still waiting so I asked if I could have a refund for the coffee so I could carry on with my day. As the two staff still on duty didn't know how to do this and had to ask the man on the break, this then resulted in the blond man sending a torrent of verbal abuse my way and mocking me loudly so that everyone could hear for the remainder of my time there while I waited for my refund, which as I was a female traveller on my own was extremely menacing and intimidating. I would have complained about the quality of the food at the time but I felt that I wanted to leave as quickly as possible. To the credit of the two other staff, they did very quietly apologise to me as I left but it wasn't enough to make up for the awfulness of this experience.
Updated from previous review on Thursday January 07, 2016

Cons: Nasty, rude staff member, Terrible quality and quantity of food

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RAff 05 Jun 2016 - Hi, í am very sad to hear that you had such an unfortunate experience at eldur og is... and that the hostess was unable to serve you correctly...As a memeber og eldur og is it is important to learn how to better serve vegan communities. I have therefore joined happy cows in order to understand the vegan community a bit better. if you are ever back to Iceland then please drop by again and let us make it up to you by treating you to the Vegan experience you so well deserved. you can contact me prior to your arrival to make sure I am personally there to serve you. thanks Raff  


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Fantastic! - Edit

Had a dinner of both first savory and then sweet crepes. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable about Veganism and what on the menu was suitable. The food came quick and was delicious and filling.

Pros: understand veganism, good English , cheep for iceland

Cons: serves meat

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Nice crepes - Edit

Happy to make savoury or sweet vegan crepes, we had one of each. Good size and not too pricey for what you get. Has a good variety of non-dairy milks for coffee.

Staff super friendly.

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Savory Over Sweet... - Edit

The GF vegan crepe is made with buckwheat. It's good, but works best as a savory crepe. My wife liked the pesto on her crepe, but I liked the honey mustard.

Pros: Healthy, Tons of veggie filler options

Cons: Vegan crepe not the best for sweet crepes, Small, crowded seating area, Gets pricey with multiple fillers

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Good little cafe - Edit

Nice cafe, they have a big sign that says "vegan crepes", and they were delicious. Both sweet and savory.

Also has good drinks - almond milk options for coffee, as well as a delicious "Gulden Milk" with almond and spices.

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