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Vogafjos Cowshed Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
Vogafjosi, Lake Myvatn 660, Iceland
+354 464 4303
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (73 reviews)
“geysir bread” (49 reviews)
“arctic char” (76 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vogafjosi, Lake Myvatn 660, Iceland
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1 - 10 of 676 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here was GREAT; fresh, tasty & interesting. There was also a good selection on th menu. We had the Goulash Soup & a Beef Burger along with beer. All of this was most enjoyable. If we had been staying in Myvatn a 2nd...More

Thank hawkesburyoz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Novel concept of a cowshed and milking parlour visible through the windows of the restaurant. Eat and watch the cattle being milked, then taste some straight from the udders! Large portions, meat and dairy mostly form the farm itself. Vegetarian options. Staff faultless: Eva who...More

Thank FiFiLu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here while staying at the Guest house. The food was very good. The beer welcome after a crazy day of driving. It’s in the Cowshed so you can watch the cows being milked through the window. Geysir bread (baked in earth ) very...More

Thank jmcinuk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A restaurant at a working farm! Great lamb shank, great service and great views. A great stop for lunch on a Lake Myvatn tour.

Thank VAPilot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are traveling on this side of Iceland, this is a must stop place: a genius project that reunites a farm with a cafe/restaurant in a very cozy and warm environment. The food is all locally home made or grown, the service is excellent...More

Thank elenadavi
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We got here just in time for lunch after exploring the areas around. We ordered the beef burgers, it comes with a salad and cheesy potatoes. The meal was cooked to perfection, the taste of the patties was fresh, the burger sauce, cheese, beef, as...More

Thank Nelson C
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is placed in a part of an old barn where you can watch cows being milked and fed through a window - very nice idea. The food is of very high quality and a lot of products are locally produced on the farm....More

Thank Jan K
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This was a cute spot with nice lunch selections. My husband had the smoked salmon, which is some of the best I've ever tasted.

Thank Sandy W
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

The lamb shank was excellent. No Knife required to eat this dish. My wife enjoyed the char, as well. Definitely worth the stop if you're in the area.

Thank TPJS
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

You can watch cows being milked through a glass wall just off the entrance to the cafe. The food selection is limited and very expensive. Fresh milk and homemade ice cream.

Thank IowaRod
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Carol H
13 March 2017|
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Response from Elmar A | Reviewed this property |
From their website; Opening hours during the winter time varies and from the 1st of November 2016 the opening hours of the restaurant are 10.00-21.00. Kitchen is open 11.00-20:30.
cathy d
3 March 2017|
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Response from Stuart P | Reviewed this property |
We are there quite a few times and never reserved. We found the best time to arrive was just before 7pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Kids
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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