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Kaffi Hornid

Hafnarbraut 42, Hofn 780, Iceland
+354 478 2600
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (29 reviews)
“soup” (43 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Hafnarbraut 42, Hofn 780, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Small cafe in Horn, the only one open Sunday morning. Excellent coffee. Friendly, helpful staff. Seafood and soup all delicious. Highly recommended

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent lunch. Steak sandwich and lobster pizza. We were enjoying a drink and had boxed our leftovers and the servers let the empty plates sit there and never asked if we needed anything else. We also had to ask for our bill...More

Thank buckeye978
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was prompt and efficient. The rest of the table ordered the lobster penne and enjoyed it. I had the steak sandwich which was excellent. The fries were of the frozen type and were so-so. I would certainly return in the future if I were...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe/bar/restaurant seems to attract a decent local following from what we observed when visiting. However, that may be due to the lack of alternatives nearby. We dropped in for coffee and a cake. The service was good and the apple pie very good. Unfortunately...More

Thank HotdogDave
Reviewed 1 week ago

The main courses of locally sourced beef burger and land chops were really well prepared. The reindeer burger was a bit dry and not so tasty but the staff were extremely polite and helpful. Local craft beers are also available.

Thank johngU5398UA
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere was nice - a cozy cabin feel and the service was fast and friendly; however, my husband and I weren't that impressed by the food, but I think we may have just ordered the wrong stuff. We got the lobster soup, which was...More

Thank stephjac711
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was without the best and most imaginative serving of salted cod I had in Iceland. Very hard to beat, and the service was fast, helpful and friendly

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The town of Hofn is known for it's lobster so get the lobster! After a long cold day we cozied up in this warm inviting restaurant for dinner. Between three of us we had lobster pizza, WONDEFUL salads, a reindeer burger and best of all-...More

Thank Lightninglea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some of the older reviews suggested the atmosphere was not great but we found that to be untrue. The restaurant is quaint and the atmosphere was pleasant. We enjoyed a nice, quiet relaxing evening. The food is very good and the service was great! I...More

Thank dianad860
Reviewed 16 August 2017

It is a more rustic place but this makes the place cozy. We liked the food a lot. Try the "Humarsúpa". Recommendation is to book a table the day before otherwise you have to wait if you arrive too late in the evening. The waiting...More

Thank Helmut R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hafnarbraut 42, Hofn 780, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  East Region  >  Hofn
  • Phone Number: +354 478 2600
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Kaffihornid - About us

Kaffi Hornid brings the best local ingredients to the table right on Hofn's main road sits Kaffi Hornid, where you can find seafood brought straight from sea to the table and a tempting selection of dishes from filling plates of lamb to salads topped with chicken or lobster. Soup is served daily with homemade bread and a salad bar is open for guests who want a small but filling lunch.

The menu is large, with sea food and local specialities like lamb and beef featuring prominently, although vegetarians are not left out as a dish of pan-fried chickpea cutlets remains one of the more popular dishes. This restaurant and cafe, with airy cathedral ceilings and ample seating for guests has been successful since opening in 1999, alternating as a restaurant, cafe and bar.

Kaffi Hornid's owners, husband and wife Ingolfur Einarsson and Kristin Oladottir, have made good use of Hofn's prized local food: the langoustine. Found just off Hofn' s coast and widely celebrated as a town delicacy, the lobster-like creature known as langoustine features prominently in Kaffi Hornid's menu with an entire section devoted to dishes showcasing the succulent shellfish in every price range.

The langoustine is distinguished from lobster because it is much smaller and its meat is said to be sweeter. While plentiful in Europe anwaters, langoustines, better known as scampi, are scarcely found in North America and whenever served at restaurants they have been shipped frozen because their delicate meat does not survive the journey. Fortunately for Hofn and Kaffi Hornid the langoustines are freshly caught each day for visitors to taste.

Fresh fish, also caught daily, lamb and beef from nearby farms and chicken dishes round out the menu. Pizzas are made to order with a special langoustine pizza for guests who want to try a twist on toppings. Icecream made at Arbaer, a dairy farm a few kilometres from Kaffi Hornid, tantalises visitors with homemade flavours like chocolate licoric.
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