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Kaffi Hornid

Hafnarbraut 42, Hofn 780, Iceland
+354 478 2600
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“surf and turf” (22 reviews)
“pasta” (27 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Hafnarbraut 42, Hofn 780, Iceland
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1 - 10 of 426 reviews

Reviewed today

We arrived at this restaurant after failed to get a table from other two 'famous' restaurants in town. The interior of the restaurant is cosy and nordic. The waiter who served us was nice and friendly. I ordered a grilled langoustine dish. The taste was...More

Thank KJLim
Reviewed 3 days ago

Charming restaurant in small town with specials of lobster and langoustine. Really good fish & chips also. Good beer selection but a bit pricey.

Thank Wiscostef
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had langoustine pasta and pizza because we wanted to try local speciality. Both were good, not amazing buy nothing bad to say. Food arrived quickly, the service was excellent and the staff was friendly. Clean bathrooms. Handfull of excellent Islandic craft beers in the...More

Thank Jenny A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit here for lunch. Wide menu variety and very popular buffet. Burger is excellent with nice service. Note however that while they close at 11, the kitchen closes at 10. I was marched out the door and directed to the Hofn Hotel...More

Thank seattlenativemike
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at Kaffi Hornid last night and had a great experience. We arrived at 6.30pm and the restaurant was already had lots of people there. We were seated straight away and asked for our order promptly. We had the Byggotta which was sensational, the...More

Thank Fluffy010
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for dinner as it was right down the street from our hotel. We were a group of 8 and they were able to seat us right away (though at 2 separate tables which we were fine with). As Hofn is described as...More

Thank Luv2Travel428
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the "Surf and Turf" and my wife had "Byggotta" (a barley risotto). My meal had the most delicious langoustine as well as a lamb fillet. Both were perfectly cooked to melt in the mouth. The accompanying vegetables were appreciated too! The "Byggotta" was...More

1  Thank Gingermegs55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had read about this restaurant on TripAdvisor and decided that we had to give it a try. Ordered their house salad and a Langostine pizza. The salad had a good variety of vegetables in it and the dressing was simple but delicious, perhaps one of...More

Thank auntiesuz1111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for an early lunch specifically for the lobster sandwiches. They did not disappoint. And the service was prompt and courteous. Enjoy!

Thank Boilermaker_Indy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived around 8pm didn't have reservation as were unsure what time we would arrive during my ring road drive. Staff were great, just ordered a couple of beers while we waited. Finally got seated at 8.45, the place was very busy. Ordered the fish and...More

Thank JKMackem1974
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
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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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