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Alafoss Cafe

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€€ - €€€
Cafe, European, Soups, Scandinavian
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Alafoss 27, Mosfellsbaer, Reykjavik 270, Iceland
+354 566 8030
12:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 20:00
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Mosfellsbaer, Iceland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a nice little place for lunch, brunch, dinner and coffee. The service is quick and good. Pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Spordreki
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Very busy and famous bakery and cafe withe delicious food and great service Get breakfast and lunch here with lots if excellent coffee and lots if locals

Thank drbillVancouver
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We ate here on a tip from the bar man at our hotel. A little café with great food. The service was good and our waitress gave us a list of some of her favorite places to see in northern Iceland. She was spot on. Hraunfossar is a must see water fall. We spent a full day driving to most... More 

Thank Timothy A
San Diego, California
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64 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

In our trips to Iceland in 2014 and 2016, we ate all of our dinners at Altafoss Cafe while staying at lovely Minna-Mosfell Guesthouse nearby. The dinners were always delicious, moderately priced, with welcoming service. It sometimes took time for the food to be served, or to be told that a dish was not available.

Thank Mililanimy
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Smoked salmon as starter was great. Unfortunately lamb and fish were finished and we choosed pork for main course which was not the best choice.

Thank jounim780
Oslo, Norway
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56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

You find the cafe in a small area just outside Mosfellsbær, a good place to visit, with a knife maker workshop, art sales and wool sale. The cafe has become more a restaurant, with outdoor seating in summer, and art exhibition in the very nice venue inside. The place is located to the right of the main road just before... More 

Thank espen e
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The owner and chef Thomas was an amazing guy. It felt like such a personal service from choosing the main, dessert and wine. He talked us through it all and made great recommendations as to what to have. We went for the Duck with lentils and Shrimp Spaghetti. They were generous portions and delicious. I highly reccommend this place for... More 

Thank Farah N
Hillsborough, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Had a simple but beautifully presented and exquisite-tasting dinner here. Great lamb dish and shrimp with spaghetti, both with Mediterranean favors.

Thank lmcotterman
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

At noon there is a good lunch available. I can recommend it. Not expensive and normal Icelandic home food.

Thank Baldvin B
Palo Alto, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Alafoss served a superb fish dinner to me and my wife this evening. This was the last night of our 17 day Iceland trip and the dinner was the best in quality and value. After I advised the waitress that I didn't want onions, the chef came out of the kitchen to explain the standard meal which my wife then... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$45
Cafe, European, Soups, Scandinavian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alafoss 27, Mosfellsbaer, Reykjavik 270, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik  >  Mosfellsbaer
  • Phone Number: +354 566 8030
The Cafe is located in one of the old housed there the old Alafoss wool factory was in Alafosskvos, Mosfellsbaer. At the summer opening hours the Cafe, we put our pride in offering a variety of homemade cakes, small curses, open sandwiches and traditional Icelandic food in the evening. In front of the cafe, there is a large veranda with chairs and tables, ideal for sitting outside in good weather. There are blankets in case it get a bit chilly. Outside you can enjoy your refreshments with the sound of the Alafoss waterfall in the background. Open hours at autumn and winter are the week days for lunch 11.30 am - 01.30 p.m. Closed at weekends.

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