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Kaffi Hornid

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Hafnarbraut 42, Hofn 780, Iceland
+354 478 2600
11:30 - 22:00
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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a club...OMG was it huge! Because they melt cheese on the outside of the sandwich it truly is a knife and fork meal. Service was good and it was spotlessly clean!

Thank WonderlustTraveler68
Perth, Australia
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for dinner early in the week and they were way too understaffed. we had a lengthy wait for a table and then again for the food. Good meals - partner had surf n turf, lamb and langoustines were both 'melt in the mouth'. and my fish of the day was excellent. Decent prices and I would return

Thank tracyeloise
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good meals - partner had surf n turf, lamb and langoustines were both 'melt in the mouth'. I had the cheapest langoustine option - pizza - just a supermarket cheesy pizza with toppings thrown on but worth it to try the langoustines.

Thank H B
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cute atmosphere. Delicious food which is worth the cost. Service was good as well. Definitely recommend if you are up for a splurge.

Thank Katie G
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there at the recommendation of our ice cave guide who is from Hofn. Short but nice menu. Tried both grilled langoustines and the ones in sour cream. The sour cream ones are juicier but both were good. The lobster soup was also tasty but perhaps a bit salty. Mind the portions are huge not to over order. A wonderful... More 

Thank Anna C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent stop for a family lunch. Salad bar and plain pasta for kids and real food for adults. Not cheap but average for Iceland. Decent burger.

Thank Tripp S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a couple of steadies in here . The young lady on the till recommended a local Icelandic lager - Very Nice ( although a basic £10 a pint ) cheers babe .

Thank richard5003
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did take 3 beefburgers, 1 reindeer burger and the langoustine sandwich. The burgers were great for our hungry stomachs, and the curly fries were excellent. My daughter had the langoustine sandwich. She loved it. However she got sick the next night and day with heavy vomiting. Of course you never know if it was the sandwich, although it was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a night in Hofn and went to this restaurant for dinner, family of 4 with children aged 9 and 11. I went for the grilled langoustines. Melt in your mouth good, so tender, sweet and fresh. And lots of them! Didn't really pay attention to what everyone else ordered (meat/chips), I just know everyone was happy and full... More 

Thank ampmetc
Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For me this is the best place in Hofn to go out for dinner. It's a beautiful location in a wooden house and especially their burgers are awesome. Prices are high but not higher than somewhere else in Iceland, so I wouldn't consider this as too pricy. It's just normal in Iceland to pay more. I will definitely come back.

Thank deepswing

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$60
Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, 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
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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