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Kaffi Hornid

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Hafnarbraut 42, Hofn 780, Iceland
+354 478 2600
11:30 - 22:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a very rainy night to have dinner. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I wasn't sure which beer I would like so I was offered to try the ones they had, which proved very good as I received a nice beer. As everywhere with Iceland, the food isn't cheap, however we were pleased with what we... More 

Thank CanadianChris84
Tbilisi, Georgia
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had just arrived in Hofn and we were looking for good food, cosy setting and correct prices (by Icelandic standards). We found it. We had lobster soup: tasty, (too?) racy and quite rich. Vanessa had surf and turf: worth it, though the crumbed lobster was a bit plain. Lamb was excellent. I had the lobster pasta - pity it... More 

Thank PierreVischioni
Melbourne Australia
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there for a quick dinner. The "Surf n Turf" there was excellent, the mini lobsters were very tasty.

Thank oztraveller65
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Along the southern coast of Iceland, not far from the National Glacier Park area, is a small town of Hofn with some great restaurants. Kaffi Hornid is warm and inviting with a warm wood interior. Their soup warmed the soul and was delicious, along with their warm bread that we couldn't get enough of. However, the thing to eat there... More 

Thank Julie F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal of salted cod and surf n Turf. Delicious food!! Great atmosphere! For dessert, we had hot chocolate (which came with toasted marshmallows and a candy cane) and apple pie/cake. YUMMY!!

Thank Janice M
Sao Paulo, SP
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We had a great dinner with good wine. It can get pricey but since we were in the middle of nowhere, it felt really good to have a place with comfort food and friendly staff. Completely worth going.

Thank Gabrielle M
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

this place is famous for its lobsters, and I am talking about the town of Hofn all together we picked this, and were very happy! looks like a hut and a shopping center car park, but the lobster soup was very tasty and creamy, and the bread fresh! we had fish as well.. but we didn't really needed it!

Thank aresw11
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We came in here around 11 PM after a full day of driving and site seeing from Reykjavik and were looking for something warm and comforting. This cafe serving local and pub-inspired food hit the mark perfectly. I got the burger, which was one of the best burgers I've ever had, and not just because I was hungry. My wife's... More 

Thank Ripan K
Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Our group of 14 stopped here for lunch. Small but cozy with very friendly staff. I had a steak sandwich that was out of this world. There was a soup bar also.

Thank Pam682
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We had a delicious meal after a long day of driving and snowmobiling. We were anxious to try the local Vatnajokull beer (made of glacier water and flavored with local thyme), but sadly they were out. We tried two other Icelandic brews instead and they were delicious. We enjoyed the cod and the steak sandwich and then wolfed down dessert.

Thank turbolaa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$60
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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