So, like us, if out and about and seeking good cake, warm hospitality and some shelter from the roaring wind and lashing rain of the south Icelandic coastline, Bakkabrim Organic Cafe is another roadside attraction not to be missed. Perched on the beach overlooking the old harbour of Eyrarbakki, Bakkabrim may not offer hotdogs and a petting zoo! but instead serves delicious homemade soups, bread, picnic baskets to go, and possibly the best vegan berry tarts ever.
On our travels we have sorely missed some alternative to the petrol station hamburger food culture that prevails in this country...We had this nice idea that people would just start coming and that they would tell their friends and so forth, that it would just grow and we could just focus on cultivating the building and our service...We don’t want it to expand into something that will outgrow its original purpose and charm but that it should be self sustaining. Our dream is to invite and provide activities for people to come here and enjoy the local scenery, be it bird watching or walking on this tremendous beach. Also to be able to do some cultural events such as photography exhibition on the fisheries that were here. - David, who owns Bakkabrim with his wife Arna (maker of the delicious tarts)