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Kaffi Hornid

€€ - €€€, Cafe, European
Hafnarbraut 42, Hofn 780, Iceland
+354 478 2600
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“reindeer burger” (60 reviews)
“lobster soup” (47 reviews)
“lamb” (57 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Hafnarbraut 42, Hofn 780, Iceland
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1 - 10 of 512 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

I went with a group of friends, we had really good food. Owner is really friendly I really recommend this place Will be back for sure

Thank travel27882018
Reviewed today via mobile

Friendly staff and great cozy place to try local langustine and vatnajokull beer. Centrally located and delicious food!

1  Thank molly s
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great restaurant ! Cozy feeling right when you walk in, with friendly and quick service. The food came out fast and was delicious ... go for the langostín tempura, the langostín pizza and lamb chops. We will deff come back to try the special burger...More

1  Thank Carmen G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate at Kaffi Hornid and had great meals. The burgers were large and served with thick hot chips. The red fresh served with salad and vegetables and was very tasty. Prices were moderate and wine was affordable. Highly recommend

1  Thank Carol R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Others have said it; I will reiterate. The lobster “soup” is the best lobster bisque I have ever tasted. The reindeer burger was also superb but I would recommend getting the sauce on the side. The meat has such a unique taste that the sauce...More

1  Thank TomN_11
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such a nice place to eat! Waiters very friendly and service was amazing. Owner was the sweetest person ever and answered all our questions!

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What great food and friendly staff!! I asked the owner about locations I could possibly buy a soccer ball in the area and she offered to let me borrow her own for the day instead! Try the langoustine pasta!

Thank Jeff F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our lunch was excellent! The lobster soup was the best lobster soup I've ever had. We also ordered the lobster pasta the our kids had the pizza off of the children's menu. The portions were generous and the flavors were excellent. My husband all enjoyed...More

Thank Bldr2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ernesto and the staff provided excellent meals for my wife and I. Her bacon cheeseburger was moist and the house dressing very tasty. My fresh caught river salmon was one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Served over pearl barley with...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here whilst staying in Höfn. We were seated & served quickly. We had salmon and red fish and can only recommend eating there. We didn’t have to wait long for our food to be served and it’s been really delicious. The restaurant is located...More

Thank Mina R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$60
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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