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Tíu dropar / Le Chateaux Des Dix Chuttes
Tíu dropar (Ten Drops) is a café located at the cellar of Laugavegur 27. This is one of the oldest cafés in Iceland and for the last 30 years to this day they serve freshly baked pancakes and waffles á la the grandmothers of Iceland, with lots of whipped cream and Icelandic jam. Ten Drops is also known for it’s homemade cakes, baked from scratch according to old recipes, and of course their hot cocoa, known by many of their guests as the only real hot cocoa in the world. If you’re not in the mood for old fashioned Icelandic goodies you can choose from an assortment of light dishes, tea, wines and beer. We recommend the French meat soup, a popular dish that has remained at the café for many years.
Where did the café go?
Don´t be surprised if you can´t find the café after 18:00. Something happens around that time that transforms this little cellar into a French wine room known as Le Chateaux Des Dix Chuttes or the Castle of the Ten Drops. This is a lovely place to sit and enjoy good wines along with some cheese, ham or other light dishes for as little as 500 ISK a plate, and don´t worry, the coffee, cocoa and pancakes are still there. Lovely French music sets the mood and the ambiance is perfect for a deep conversation. Guests wanting to break out in song can have their turn after 22:00 on the weekends, if they can find someone to play the antique piano given to the café’s owner, David Bensow, by a regular.
Choose your wine
Guests can have their say on the wine list of Le Chateaux Des Dix Chuttes and David will make special orders in accordance with their wishes. In fact, he welcomes any suggestions making the wine list one of the more well endowed in Reykjavík. He´s especially interested in offering good Port to his clientele.
The little wine room and café seats only 40 guests and the mood is set early in the evening. Safe to say this is exactly the kind of place that was missing from the brimming Icelandic bar and café scene. A perfect surrounding for a small group of friends to reminisce over the good old days or a first date. Be sure to taste David´s “wine of the week” or let his fair beer price amaze you.