Me and my friend went to a new coffee house. This one is called in Icelandic Kaffihús Vesturbæjar, or the West Side Coffee House. It is owned by a well known celebrity's, a former politician and a TV personality, and a former professional soccer player. It is a slick looking place with a long table in the middle and offers a decent cup of coffee and pastries and cakes. To be honest this is not my kind of place, even though it is perfectly fine. Too many hipsters and young professionals who think they are all that. I have been there twice, the coffee was ok, not bad, but not great either. Last time I went with my mate G. We ordered some Tea from a company called Tefélagið, or The Tea Company. It was very good, a blend of lemongrass, peppermint, apples and liqurish root. The tea was fresh and tasty, but it was expensive. The tea was 640 ISK or around 4,50 Euros / 5 USD. It is more than I have ever paid for tea or coffee in Iceland before. That was a huge drawback for me. It looks good, the crowd is cool and hip. Young university students dating, it all looks hip, sweet and cool. Will I go there again, probably sometime, since it is not directly in the main downtown area. About 10-15 min walk from the Austurvöllur Square in Reykjavik City center. Is it my favorite place, no, but who knows what will happen. I might turn into a hipster someday or just drive past on a saturday and have a cup.
No particular verdict in this case. A cool place with more upper class quality and prices. For tourists close passing by, for sure. For the locals who live nearby, yes.