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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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Canberra
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here for lunch during a two night stay at Myvatn. Very lovely café with views and cows! We ordered lunch which was delicious, fresh and prompt. The staff were lovely and the café also has some great souvenirs to purchase from there as well. Lovely spot to stop at.

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San Clemente, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on the way to the Hotel Laxa. This is a restaurant on a working dairy farm. Everything was fresh and excellent. Had the beef goulash and fresh caught fish from the lake. Even had fresh milk from the cows on site, which you can visit. And amazing views and local staff.

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Malta
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214 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Situated near Lake Myvatn, an area not so full of restaurants, we passed by car and saw the sign, being hungry we stopped here. Upon entering one can tell even without knowing that it's a cow farm since the smell is not the most pleasent, however inside the restaurant is a simple smell free dining area. Menu is not that... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is amazing! We came for lunch after the cold windy hike. Our Icelandic friend recommended us to come here and try especially their cheese and milk and we were not disappointed. We choose the burger for lunch and it was a good size burger with lovely seasoning. Slightly chilled homemade mayonnaise matched with their succulent beef, mozzarella, onion... More 

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing local food. Nice ambience. Attentive service. Cute little store attached. Myvatn is not to be missed.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to try some local food! We had the beef burger and char, which were fantastic. Geysir bread was also delicious. The staff were very friendly and polite. Was a lovely experience!

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Thank Hana M
Singapore, Singapore
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102 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was empty as we came here for an early dinner before heading to the nature baths. There was a souvenir shop and a glass window that you can see cows being milked if you were there at the right time. We had the artic char and burger which came with sides. Food was average and nothing to shout... More 

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the menu is limited the restaurant uses local products and the food is outstanding. Service is great. Cows are milked in an adjacent shed and you can watch the occasion through viewing windows twice a day. If you are lucky you will be served a sample of the fresh milk. The restaurant has views of the farm, Lake Myvatn... More 

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Thank Ingrid S
Hong Kong, China
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast with plenty of choice. Good stay at their guesthouse!! Dinner is nice with quality foods, love the fish which is delicious. You can see the cow and the milk squeezing process while eating breakfast.

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Thank Rashaun34
Chinderah
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gosh what a surprise ! The best cafe experience in the world!! That's a huge statement and very worthy of the accolade! Watching very much loved cows through the glass windows while sipping hand made and equally loved hot chocolate was to die for! Next we were welcomed at no charge to visit the cows and interact! These cows are... 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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