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Kaffi Hornid

) #4 of 11 Restaurants in Hofn ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, European, Soups
Hafnarbraut 42, Hofn 780, Iceland
+354 478 2600
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Hafnarbraut 42, Hofn 780, Iceland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Best fish and chips so far on our chip. Best hamburger so far on our trip. A club sandwich that was terrific. Yummy bread. Salted cod, yummy too. Every dish we ordered was well seasoned and delicious. Neighboring table had the reindeer burger and the...More

Thank wardgarner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first restaurant to visit in Iceland. We were tired and hungry after a long drive from Reykjavik. Iceland is famous for its Lagostine and lamb so that is what we had. Lamb tenderloins was cooked to a perfect medium rare and the...More

Thank Adelle58
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here one night and had the soup of the day which was a nice sweet potato soup along with some fresh bread, can definitely recommend this also for burgers

Thank Christina T
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided to eat out to have a break from eating in our campervan - we definitely chose a good place to do it! There are various options to choose from including different fish which sounded very nice but for my part...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

I've ordered the lobster soup after reading some recommendation on it. I find it a bit salty. I quite like the fish in the pan though because you can taste the freshness of the fish. Mind you that it's a bit pricey. Overall...it was just...More

1  Thank Shamsurryaty
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Iceland isn't known as a culinary capital by any means but one thing they are known for is quality seafood (and of course lamb), albeit expensive. So, that being said.. The lobster bisque here is solid (could have used a few more pieces of lobster)....More

1  Thank AnnonTraveler5150
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We stopped here for a late lunch before a long drive to our next destination. Very clean, with tasteful decor. My girlfriend and I ordered a local microbrew and a local "Beer of the Month," both of which were very good. We both ordered the...More

Thank Csspringett
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Not long ago, Kaffi Hornið was the best eatery in Höfn. But then it became too popular for its own good. My latest foray failed to impress. The service was as good as before, the food less so. It had all the look and quality...More

2  Thank voiceofgoa
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I had food there with friends and family and I didn't like the Lobster that much it had a little I don't know faulty plus I don't know what kind of flavour but I do recommend that you go there and and have a club...More

Thank Laufey E
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We went here for dinner. It was quite early so there weren't many other people so service was quick. The waitresses were very friendly and happy to answer questions both about the food and the beers. I had the club sandwich which was huge! The...More

Thank elsewhile
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 60
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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