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Vogafjos Cowshed Cafe

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Cafe, European, Scandinavian
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Vogafjosi, Lake Myvatn 660, Iceland
+354 464 4303
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice, comfortable and cozy restaurant, part of the Vogafjos Guesthouse (located at the other side of the road). Fresh food. My husband had the smoked lamb (smoked on the premises) and I had the amazing goulash soup. You can either have a beautiful outside view or watch their cows being milked at certain hours. There is glass between the restaurant... More 

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Granger, Washington
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on our Lake Myvatn tour. The food was very good, mostly traditional Icelandic dishes.

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Thank Joel R
Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After driving for hours through mountains full of snow from the Eastfjords, we arrived to Lake Myvtan hungry. It was late afternoon and we were worried not finding a restaurant open. Not to worry, Vogafjios Café is open all day. Restaurant is modern and inviting and service was fast. At this hour, we were able to take a table next... More 

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Akureyri, Iceland
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109 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Good service. They use lot of food from locals and really give theyr soul in cooking. Myvatns-trout is really nice. A taste-sample of many diches is good. Of course as usually in icelandic restauranr the lamb is very good.

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Thank OHH-MHTH
Miami, Florida
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196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Vogafjos is a farm, guesthouse and restaurant inside a cow shed. Some of the tables have views through a glass window to the cows in the barn. All of the food is produced from the farm including all the dairy products. We ordered pan fried arctic charr and lamb shank. Totally amazing, and with fresh baked bread and Icelandic butter,... More 

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Thank CliffKol
Toronto
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Read my review on their accomodation. Food was INCREDIBLE at this place. All farm raised and or locally grown products that are available to them are used and AMAZING home baked breads in the morning. I will forever remember the food and can't wait to return! They were also nice enough to tow our car!

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

After a long day of hiking in the snow, this place was perfect! The arctic char and burger (meat from the farm) were both really delicious. Topped it off with Angelica schnapps and left feeling full and very satisfied. Prices in line with nicer restaurants here in Iceland. No complaints at all! The restaurant is connected to an area with... More 

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Thank Charly M
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We are from California and are not novices to the concept of "farm to table", but the Cowshed Cafe truly exceeds expectations in this space. Located right by Lake Myvtan, this little unassuming restaurant (that is actually attached to a cowshed) dished out everything from homemade smoked Arctic char to slow cooked lamb that was raised right on the property.... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Quaint, cozy spot to eat. Nice staff, cute little shop to wander around as well. We were able to see the northern lights right as we walked out of the restaurant.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location, nice view of Myvatn and grazing cattle. Excellent service and excellent food. But! Through windows between the restaurant and the cows, the cruelty of the dairy industry were at display. Pregnant cows tied up so tight they could only move half a meter back and forth, newborn calves put in small boxes only a few meters away from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Scandinavian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vogafjosi, Lake Myvatn 660, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Northeast Region  >  Lake Myvatn
  • Phone Number: +354 464 4303

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?