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“Delicious Icelandic lobster at a reasonable price”
Review of Kaffi Hornid

Kaffi Hornid
Ranked #5 of 18 Restaurants in Hofn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$60
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We stopped in Höfn for lunch today and as it was Easter, many restaurants were closed, but thankfully Kaffi Hornið was open and we enjoyed a wonderful meal. I had the langoustine tempura and langoustine pizza and my boyfriend had the langoustine soup and the reindeer burger. Everything was excellent and the servings of langoustine were really generous, which was a nice surprise as I've all too often seen a whole bowl of lobster soup with only one or two pieces of lobster.

Service was quick and friendly and the restaurant itself has a wooden interior that makes it warm and inviting. Best of all, the prices were really very reasonable for the quality of the food and the portion sizes (by Icelandic standards, anyway).

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Near Horn as part of a photography workshop and our group went here for dinner. One of our guides recommended the lobster soup and reindeer burger, so that is what I had. Both were delicious and nicely presented. Service with a large group, even though they were quite busy, was friendly and attentive.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Great food, great service, great owners! My party of 7 ordered several things off the menu including the soup of the day (mushroom), reindeer burger, grilled langostine and langostine pasta. I would have attached photos but we all cleaned our plates before we thought to. Totally recommend!

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Although I was sad to miss out on the Reindeer Burger (it was taken off the menu the day I visited), I was not disappointed. The langoustine pizza and fish and chips were both amazing. I had never had langoustine before and was pleasantly surprised. I would highly recommend both plates even if you aren’t a huge fan of seafood.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

a very nice place with very good food and service. The reindeer burger was delicious and would definitely recommend trying this here. Good beers.

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