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Vogafjos Cowshed Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
Vogafjosi, Lake Myvatn 660, Iceland
+354 464 4303
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“geysir bread” (69 reviews)
“lamb shank” (57 reviews)
“arctic char” (56 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vogafjosi, Lake Myvatn 660, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I stopped for lunch here after seeing reviews on TrioAdvisor. My husband had soup, which he said was good. I had a vegetable crepe that was one of the best things I've ever tasted. I believe the cheese in it is made...More

Thank CCR227
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed in the cabins on the same property and ate at the restaurant for dinner and breakfast. We had a hamburger and the lamb shank for dinner and thought they were delicious. Standard Icelandic prices. They have big glass windows overlooking the farm which...More

Thank oushi
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can watch the cows being milked through windows in the dining room! This is a great meal after a long day on the trails. Food was superb. I had the lamb slices and my husband had the Arctic char. Yuummm. Get the geyser bread...More

Thank spinmomsquared
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had a good size and filling beef chowder which was hot and tasty. The geyser bread was real good but the portion was too small. Great views from the restaurant and very friendly staff also.

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Based on the reviews from Tripadvisor we decided to have dinner here. It was a nice experience with the barn behind the glass, loved it! Food was good, although a bit expensive, even for icelandic standards. But a must do if you are in the...More

Thank Linny-NL-09
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great concept: attach your restaurant to your barn and glass in one wall to watch the cows doing all the things cows do. Food is traditional Icelandic fare. Prepare for a long wait by visiting the cows or the quite good gift...More

Thank eatplaylove
Reviewed 5 days ago

We heard from friends that the cowshed cafe has excellent food but that it is difficult to get a free table. We tried anyway and as expected the restaurant was full. Reservation is not possible (unless you stay at their guesthouse). Alternatively you can wait...More

Thank L0nelyTravel0r
Reviewed 6 days ago

Food was very good. And it was a lot of fun to see the cows right next to us as we ate our meal. Yes, it's a little touristy. But worth it.

Thank tuxedogeoffrey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is absolutely gorgeous with an amazing view on the lake and fresh food from the farm. You can even see the cows through the restaurant. Great food (had the vegan dish and burger- both delicious and well worth the price)! Lovely staff, very...More

Thank Ariella S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for dinner around 6 and got a table within 5 min. The servers were nice and friendly. Tried 1) appetizer special for two people, which included smoked lamb, smoked trout, trout with dill, local geyser bread and some salad. We loved it! We...More

Thank BonaireDiver44
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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