A loaf of bread I often think about from Iceland (Bergsson Mathis, Reykjavik, Iceland)


October 3, 2014 by Terumi

The other day I bought a loaf of my favorite Seattle bread, a dense and delicious potato loaf at Dahlia Bakery.
“Best bread in Seattle,” I espoused to the lady at the store helping me.
“Totally.” She replied. And these weren’t just pleasantries. This bread needs to be admired.
(So do the pastries. Oh the pastries. Don’t let me digress…..)

But this yummy Seattle secret is just like an Icelandic bread secret I almost forgot to tell you about.

We found it at Bergsson Mathis in Reykjavik, Iceland, a delightful eye-candy of a bakery/cafe that I instantly fell in love with.
This bread was one that was worth interrupting a delicious meal to check and see: can we have some more bread? Can we buy a whole loaf? And then we ate the whole thing, piece by glorious piece with butter and jam along with all the other lovely things we ordered too.
Do I even have any pictures of that bread?
Not even one.
Well maybe just this one where you can see a peek of the bread on the side of a plate and a glimpse of the stylish ceramic bowl they serve soup in here.  But that is all .

I swear this meal was one of my favorites in Iceland.  With the delicious bread and salads and the gorgeousness of the space I will think of this place fondly for a long time.  I think places like this are worth searching out and finding when you visit somewhere.  And maybe just savoring without a bunch of pictures to show for it.
I’m glad Bergsson Mathis and I found each other.  (And maybe you will too?)
Do you bread like I do or have a favorite place to eat it somewhere out there? I’d love to hear!

(PS. I found another bread place in Iceland you might want to check out too.  This one cooks bread in a very unusual way!)


  1. majl says:

    When you’re in Vancouver… the rosemary olive oil bread gets me every time. And then the olive bread gets me too. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

  2. majl says:

    Oops I forgot to say where! Terra Breads of course 🙂 http://www.terrabreads.com/artisan-baking/artisan-breads/#

  3. Annita says:

    I’d love to go to Iceland!

  4. Sarah says:

    I so want to try that bread now!

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