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Three Flew Over the Coocoo Nest Brunch | Iceland


 

We love brunch. The only thing we love more than brunching in NYC? Brunching around the world of course. So before leaving I researched the best brunch places in Reykjavik. The CooCoo Nest was at the top of the list and turned out to be best brunch spot in Reykjavik. But beyond being a cool place they served up some delicious dishes that are equally #foodporn worthy.  

Here’s our Coocoo Nest Brunch review.

 

Located along the old Harbor this Italy and Cali inspired eatery is the cutest brunch spot in Reykjavik. Of course such cool places have a wait and ours was around 20 minutes. But like my mother always said anything worth having is worth waiting for. The restaurant was packed with locals it seemed we were the only tourist which is always a good sign.

The menu although large like a lot of brunch menus had a really great selection. We got the blueberry pancakes, breakfast burrito and eggs Benedict. They were all delicious but the blueberry pancakes were a stand out. The blueberry compote/syrup was seriously so good I forget i was eating blue berries.

Everything was fresh and the wait staff were very sweet and gave great recommendations. They gifted us mimosa on the house which were delicious and totally counted towards a fruit serving in my opinion. Honestly this place was so cool and cozy it made it really hard to get up, we wanted to lounge around there all morning. If you can’t make it to brunch they have pizza nights that I hear are equally amazing. 

 


Written By:

Hi, I’m Jay. A twenty-something-year-old living in New York. There’s not all that much to say about me other than; I love to eat, drink and travel. I’ve lived in some incredible cities from Paris to New York to Florence, and along the way, I’ve crossed off a ton on my bucket list. I hope we inspire you to go out there and see for yourself, just how beautiful life can be.


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45 Comments

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    Harper
    June 10, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    This looks amazing I cant believe I did’nt go here when I was in Iceland 🙁

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      Jay
      June 23, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      I know the struggle it always seems like after you go somewhere you find out about all this cool stuff !! Just tick it off next time 😉

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    Mel
    June 19, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Oh this place looks so good.

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      Jay
      June 23, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      So good !!

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    Deborah towers
    June 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Oh wow I am starving now.. or as cockney slang in the UK goes I’m Hank Marvin x

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      Jay
      June 24, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      hahah sorry Deborah 🙂 If it helps I get hungry just looking at these pics too!!

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    D'Anna
    June 23, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    that food looks sooooo good! it doesn’t help that its lunchtime here in GA lol – and iceland is on my to travel list!! so amazing you got to go there

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      Jay
      June 24, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      It was !! The service was even better friends have gone per my recommendation and they said it was amazing as well!! You must go and when you do we’ve got a ton of blog post to guide you 🙂

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    GiGi Eats
    June 28, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Mmm! BRUNCH. I have NOT had brunch in FOREVER!!! And I need to get my mouth on it!

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    Jessica Taylor
    June 28, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Oh wow! That food looks amazing! Great, now i’m hungry again! lol

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    Amber Myers
    June 28, 2017 at 10:34 am

    This place looks fabulous. I’m a HUGE fan of brunch too, and everything looks spectacular.

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    Jenn JG
    June 28, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    The food and drinks look amazing! Im not a real breakfast person but Brunching around the world sounds fun! Thanks for sharing

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    Marlene Wetch
    June 28, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Brunch and pizza served in the same establishment? Say WHAT! count me in ma’am because I am a fan of BOTH!

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    Sohaiba Irfan
    June 28, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    I just had dinner and now Im hungry again. Look at that fooooood!!!

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    Claudia Krusch
    June 28, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    I have always wanted to go to Iceland. I would love to have brunch at the CooCoo Nest. The food looks so delicious.

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    Sondra Barker
    June 28, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Wow, this looks amazing! I am not in the mood for blueberry pancakes! Also, I love the aesthetics of your pictures, they are gorgeous.
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    Heather Johnson
    June 28, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    You menu looks super yummy! That drink is especially appealing. I just ate dinner but now I want brunch food!

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    Elizabeth
    June 29, 2017 at 3:02 am

    Oh wow, how awesome that you got to visit Iceland! That’s a place on my bucket list and I will be sure to check out this awesome brunch spot once I make it there! 🙂

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    Corinne & Kirsty
    June 29, 2017 at 3:11 am

    This brunch looks amazing! The pancakes especially! I am a sucker for pancakes! so good! xx corinne

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    Akamatra
    June 29, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Iceland is my dream destination and me.and Nick have been saving up to visit. It’s good to know there are nice places to eat there since we are totally focused on the nature we didn’t research the food, lol.

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    Kristy Charnock
    June 29, 2017 at 8:56 am

    After googling this topic, I came upon your post. This is just what I needed; thank you for sharing about your brunch it looks absolutely scrumptious

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    Agentszerozerosetter
    June 29, 2017 at 9:54 am

    I love brunch too! Wow that place has delicious food, those pancakes look super yummy!

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    Denay DeGuzman
    June 29, 2017 at 9:58 am

    OMGoodness! Those brunch images are a feast for the eyes. I love that you shared your brunch travel experiences in Iceland. Those blueberry pancakes make me want to head into the kitchen and whip up a batch right now. 🙂

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    Helene Cohen Bludman
    June 29, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Now that will be a stop for me if I ever go to Iceland. The food looks amazing!

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    Sarah Bailey
    June 29, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Oh my goodness what an absolutely delicious looking brunch! I could definitely pop in a try it for myself!

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    Megan
    June 29, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Brunch is my absolute favorite! It’s the perfect time to enjoy a little breakfast and/or lunch. The food and drinks look SO delicious!

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    Shannon
    June 29, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    The CooCoo Nest looks amazing! It’s one of those places that I wouldn’t have heard about unless I read this post, and I’m glad I did! It looks like a great place for brunch!

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    colleen wool
    June 29, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Your pictures look great. The food looks so delicious.

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    peter @Feed Your Soul Too
    June 29, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    So cool. I love brunch. but even better – you had an awesome spot!

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    Team up Girl
    June 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Oh girl!!! That Coocoo is a torture!! Looks way too amazing! Love it 🙂

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    Gloria
    June 29, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Those pancakes with strawberries look extremely delicious! Also… I see big slices of orange in your glass! Was that freshly squeezed orange juice? =O

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    Rosey
    June 29, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    I just had blueberry pancakes for the first time in a long time. They were oh so good!

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    Anosa
    June 30, 2017 at 12:10 am

    I love going for a brunch or even finding places abroad where I can brunch. I am planning a trip to Iceland so adding this to my list.

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    Chemady
    June 30, 2017 at 1:22 am

    I wish to visit Iceland someday. It will also be a great privilege to visit that place and also have a bite of those delicious meal.

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    Ophelia Tang
    June 30, 2017 at 2:02 am

    The meal looks delicious. It look delicious. Thanks for sharing.
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    Ali Rost
    June 30, 2017 at 3:10 am

    My husband has wanted to go to Iceland for as long as I can remember. If we’re ever lucky enough to go, we’ll definitely look up the Coocoo Nest for brunch. I would be blueberry pancakes (for her) and breakfast burritos (for him). I’m so glad you’re having a great time on your trip!

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    Elizabeth
    June 30, 2017 at 4:34 am

    Those look like some seriously good eats! If I’m ever in the area I’ll have to visit there!

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    michenn
    June 30, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    So lucky! I’ve been wanting to visit Iceland. And that brunch looks so good. Hopefully I can visit there soon!

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    Blair villanueva
    June 30, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    If this is brunch I wish to do it every single day. There is something appealing with having brunch especially with your favorite people.

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    Hey Sharonoox
    June 30, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    This brunch looks amazing. Love that cute tee! So cool!

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    Meryland Cuevas
    June 30, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    That drink looks delicious! and everything else too. Great review

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    Nicole Caudle
    July 2, 2017 at 11:56 am

    What a delicious looking brunch.

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    Megan
    July 3, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Iceland is definitely on my bucket list of travel destinations! The CooCoo Nest looks amazing!

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    Elizabeth O
    July 4, 2017 at 8:47 am

    The food, the location, and all that Iceland has to offer makes me smile. Your photos on the food at the CooCoo Nest makes it all the more delicious.

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    Ankita
    July 5, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Hi, Jay! Cheers for sharing a fantastic restaurant review.
    Like you, am also a travel freak and love to explore good food. Definitely, if I hung up anytime in Reykjavik, I would never forget to visit this place. <3

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