· By Herb Lester

Bakarí Sandholt, Reykjavik

Extracted from Around Reykjavik. Buy yours here.

It will come as no surprise that Iceland can get very cold, but plummeting mercury is among the best excuses for a cup of coffee and a mid-morning pastry. Do as the locals have since the 1920s and settle down here for a cinnamon roll, a sandwich or something more substantial. The early opening is handy for anyone wishing to lay in carbohydrates before setting off on an excursion.

Bakarí Sandholt Laugavegur 36
Sun-Wed: 6.30am-8pm; Thu-Sat: 6.30am-9pm