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Brauð & co: Reykjavík's best sourdough breads and pastry

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  • Can't miss it Brauð & co is located at Frakkastígur street, just off Laugavegur, the capital's main shopping street, and a five minute walk from Hallgrímskirkja church from the other direction. Photo/Jón Kaldal

  • Dark crust Handmade on-site.

You will not find better bread in Reykjavík than the darkly crusted and deeply flavored loaves at Brauð & co (Bread & co), located in the centre of the capital.

The organic sourdough breads are made on-site in the purest manner, and are at the opposite end of the commercial ones you will find at most supermarkets. They are more nutritional and last longer.

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Yummy The cinnamon buns at Brauð & co are divine.

Brauð & co opened its doors in March 2016 and immediately sprung to the top of artisanal baking in Reykjavík, guided by owner and Denmark educated baker and pastry maker Ágúst Einþórsson.

The small bakery is located in a graffiti–infested building on a street on Skólavörðuholt hill, which is crowned by the towering Hallgrímskirkja church, Reykjavík’s best known landmark.

Don’t let the look of the building deceive you. Inside you will find a lovely little shop where you can watch the bakers at work. If you want to ask about the ingredients or the methods behind what’s on offer, don’t hesitate to ask.

The pastry at Brauð & co is also divine. Made with local, high-fat butter Ágúst and his crew make no compromises in their effort to deliver top-notch croissants, Danish and our favourite, the fantastically rich cinnamon rolls.

Here you can watch a short clip (in Icelandic) from a visit to the bakery made by The National Broadcasting Service

Brauð & co, Frakkastígur 16, 101 Reykjavík

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