Feel like home at Mama Reykjavík

Delicious plant-based food made with love.

Delicious plant-based food made with love. @mamareykjavik

Christine Dohler

When travelling and living off snacks from gas stations it is not unusual to start craving for a home-cooked meal in a friendly atmosphere - just like they make at Mama Reykjavík! It's no coincidence that the plant-based restaurant that opened to the public in the middle of the pandemic has the name Mama.

There are many people behind the idea of the restaurant.

There are many people behind the idea of the restaurant. @mamareykjavik

Centrally located in Reykjavik's city center (Laugavegur 2), you'll find the cozy eatery on two floors. The space is vibrant, with the counter situated on the second floor (from the street). Travelers get to mingle with locals while enjoying an Indian curry or a hummus platter, one of the divine raw cakes with chocolate and peanut butter, or even vegan cheesecake. Special care is taken that menu items are made with locally grown and organic ingredients.

Vegan raw cheesecake.

Vegan raw cheesecake. mbl.is/Christine Dohler

The food is prepared with passion by different chefs. The team consists of yogis, cooks, meditators, musicians, travelers, nature lovers, mothers, fathers and explorers of life.

One of the founders: Óli Björn Karlsson

One of the founders: Óli Björn Karlsson @mamareykjavik



"We are a group of people who wanted to create a space where everyone can just be themselves and enjoy food as nourishing and healthy medicine," says one of the founders Óli Björn Karlsson. "We felt like this place based on community, compassion and passion will give Reykjavík the vibrations it deserves."


The restaurant offers more than soul food: inspiring paintings by local artists decorate the walls and there a regular events like concerts, workshops and meditation classes that take place on the upper floor with its rooftop terrace.

The restaurant found a wonderful place to move in on …

The restaurant found a wonderful place to move in on Laugavegur. @mamareykjavik



"We do receive a lot of travelers, but without the solid base of guest from the local wellbeing community we would not have survived these past months", Óli says. "Running a business is not always easy, but we learn and grow here – and share our experience on many levels with our community.“

The welcoming spirit in the cozy place is felt by the guests that indulge in the healthy and inspiring food that is more than just a snack – it's heart-warming. Everyone will feel at home at Mamas!

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