Reykjavik Coffee & Records
There are three truths to every major city on earth - coffee, records and cocktails. You can replicate these truths wherever your travels take you and I would highly recommend it. Specifically, coffee and record shop culture provide deep insights into the tone and lifestyle of a city. Subtle clues are there if the right questions are asked. Are the cafes designed for community or are they fueling stations? Are the coffee drinks artfully prepared or is the experience a factory for those in need of a caffeine fix? When you enter a record shop, what type of music is playing? What is the volume? Is the shop clean or are the stacks dusty and piled high? Is there a local section and if so, who are the bands? How knowledgable is the staff? All key indicators to the lifestyle of the city and the vibrancy of the local music scene. This story is an exploration of Reykjavik's coffee and record shops, but it's also a guide on how to take a great walk and explore a city in unique way.
I visited some awesome coffee and record shops in Reykjavik. READ my story about on HEARTSAREANALOG.COM