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Eldsto Art Cafe & Restaurant

$$ - $$$, Cafe, European
Austurvegur 2 | Highway, Hvolsvollur 860, Iceland
+354 482 1011
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb soup” (15 reviews)
“cakes” (11 reviews)
“arctic char” (11 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Scandinavian, Cafe, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Austurvegur 2 | Highway, Hvolsvollur 860, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best cup of coffee we found in Iceland. Inside the cafe is very cozy, with a friendly atmosphere. All the cups and tableware are all handmade. Definitely need to check this place out.

Thank BeachJedi101
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped by this convenient and super cute little cafe/restaurant on our way back to Reykjavik after exploring Eyjafjnallajokull and the nearby glacier and waterfalls for the day. We were lucky to walk in a few minutes before a huge tour group and were seated...More

Thank teruki_neko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here after visiting the Lava museum down the road. There's a great little pottery gallery in the restaurant and a nice menu of local entrees and fresh baked desserts. We had 2 of the Salmon Flat breads and one bacon panini. Everyone enjoyed...More

Thank Wiseacre74
Guðlaug I, Manager at Eldsto Art Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much, so glad you liked it

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most expensive hamburger I have ever had and it wasn't really good.. it was the cheapest item on the menu, so if your on a budget you might want to past.

Thank TrotaAye3
Guðlaug I, Manager at Eldsto Art Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am sorry to hear this, but we are known for very good burgers, 140 gr. of beef and a big dose of fries. Also the price is very normal í Iceland kind regards Helga

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While driving the ring road, stop here for a meal! The fish and chips were fantastic as well as the smoked salmon flat bread (very generous on the salmon!) We also got the soup of the day, which included free refills - could be a...More

Thank Meg C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped on the way back to Reykjavik for a quick lunch. Was a very quaint place and very warm people served us. The food was of very high quality and well priced.

Thank rnjn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Along this stretch of the main Ring Road, there are few noteworthy restaurants. We agree with the other reviews--having spent the day hiking in the mountains in Thorsmork, we were tired and just wanted a simple but hearty meal at the end of the day....More

Thank JuanyPam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent eatery in an area where it is harder to find good food. Great coffee , good vegetarian options, and delicious homemade bread.

Thank Russell L
Gudlaug Helga I, Manager at Eldsto Art Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, so happy you liked it

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by really hungry after a bicycle trip from Þórsmörk. Wanted to have a cozy good dinner, which we sure got :) I got the deep fried fish, but my wife a burger. Both were really good and the service was fine.

Thank Egill H
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Cosy place with decent food and friendly service. Just right after a long day of hiking. Pottery is a little pricey though...

Thank Anthony A
Guðlaug I, Manager at Eldsto Art Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your rating. Kind regards Helga

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Emily N
15 January 2015|
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Response from Gudlaug Helga I | Property representative |
Eldstó Art Café is now open from 11 am to 9 pm every day, but we will start open from 8 am - 10 pm June - end of August
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$59
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Austurvegur 2 | Highway, Hvolsvollur 860, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  South Region  >  Hvolsvollur
  • Phone Number: +354 482 1011
  • E-mail
Eldstó Art Café/Bistró is an artistic café where all tableware is handmade on the premises by the owners G.Helga and THór (Thor Sveinsson), potter. The coffee we serve is made of quality coffee beans and our cakes, bread and soups are local as well as our various small dishes. Icelandic lamb and fresh fish is on the menu and lettuce grown in the surrounding countryside. Having a delicious meal in our lovely café on your way south is an excellent idea. We have a special menu for groups.
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