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Cafe Emil

Grundargata 35, Grundarfjorour 350, Iceland
+354 897 0124
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cake” (11 reviews)
“soup” (11 reviews)
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 18:00 Hours
Cafe, Soups, Scandinavian, International, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Grundargata 35, Grundarfjorour 350, Iceland
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1 - 10 of 96 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice spot to take a break from the cold rain. We had fish soup and a piece of "happy marriage cake" and sat for a little bit to warm up. It's a bookstore/information desk/café/small museum hybrid with a nice cozy feel and...More

Thank RM1231
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The coffees are excellent as are the homemade pastries. It's a cozy little place to stop if you're in the area. The service is very welcoming and friendly. Note: parking is easy and there are clean bathrooms available for customers.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place doesn't look like much with the cafe tucked into the library but the cakes were absolutely delicious. Not a huge amount of options on the menu with two soups and a panini but staff were very warm. Sublime apple tart. And for the...More

Thank L F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a quick lunch. Excellent fish soup with home made bread and coffee included. The chocolate cake is worth dying for! One is enough for two, though.

Thank Jan-Erik E
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Limited menu, but very tasty food. Also museum, library, and theater with history of the town. We had two diners with dairy restrictions, and they had no problem keeping cream out of the fish soup.

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We were just looking for a quick coffee after a long day's driving and walking in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and before a further long drive back to our cottage. What we found, by pure happenstance, was a really charming place. Where else could you drink...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Great hospitality. My 9 year old son told the waitress that their waffles were his best ever. She provided him with their recipe. Cafe is in local tourist office with small display of waterman history of the village.

Thank powlmeister
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We had a quick lunch break while driving anti-clock wise around the Snaefellsnes peninsula. When you drive from Reykjavic this is a very convenient lunch stop with fast service. The fish soup was absolutely outstanding and so was my wife's mushroom soup. Well worth planning...More

Thank Nico558
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for on a Saturday when we flew into town (after a long full day from the states and driving through up to the village for our night), the store was set to close around 6pm and when we walked in around 5pm to...More

1  Thank Paige S
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Very pleasant atmosphere at this cafe, there is also library in the shop. Mushroom soup was excellent.

Thank Alex J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grundargata 35, Grundarfjorour 350, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  West Region  >  Grundarfjorour
  • Phone Number: +354 897 0124
  • E-mail
Cafe Emil is open over the summer time in the same facilty as the tourist information center in Grundarfjordur.We make sure that our cafe and dishes are always made fresh.
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