This simple little cafe on the Laugavegur shopping street is the perfect place to stop in for an espresso, coffee or small snack. Illy seems to have a lock on most cafes and shops that serve espresso in Reykjavik. Cafe Coco serves Chaqwa, which oddly is owned by the Coca Cola company. We thought that it had a much more traditional European espresso taste than Illy, which might have been due to the fact that it was a very dark roast. We liked it.
Cafe Coco is small and simple. You’re not going here for the atmosphere, but it’s big on heart. You will, however, find a few homemade pastries on the menu as well as free wi-fi. It’s location closer to the Hlemmur transporation station is an advantage as their aren’t many other coffee shops in this area. Service here is also very friendly.
Beans: You can buy Chaqwa beans at Cafe Coco.