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Kaffi Hornid

Hafnarbraut 42, Hofn 780, Iceland
+354 478 2600
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (27 reviews)
“surf and turf” (22 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Hafnarbraut 42, Hofn 780, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a more rustic place but this makes the place cozy. We liked the food a lot. Try the "Humarsúpa". Recommendation is to book a table the day before otherwise you have to wait if you arrive too late in the evening. The waiting...More

Thank Helmut R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A simple but cosy restaurant close to the main road. Food is delicious, good portions. Very friendly staff! Can recommend

Thank kalmasi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our hamburgers fish and beer in this friendly and efficient diner. Very much recommended.

Thank Bettina266
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After being disappointed by the town of Vik, this town, and this restaurant, were a breath of fresh air. The town is lovely and this restaurant was the first truly quaint, traditional Icelandic place where we ate. Definitely recommend!

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the reindeer burger and it was amazing! It may be the best flavor mix in a burger I have ever had... the different sauces and items blend together amazing I wish I could have another before I leave Iceland on this trip. To...More

Thank gokujou
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unchanged - back in Hofn - the Hornid is the place to go if you're looking for great food in the area...!

Thank Andreas B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kaffi Hornid was a short walk from our guesthouse. Service was very fast including time from our order until our food came to the table. We had the lobster pasta and the fish & chips. The lobster pasta was very good with a creamy sauce,...More

Thank LissaJ41
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having eaten some of the best Maine lobster, i was a little skeptical of the lobster here, but i have to say that despite the price (which is crazy), it was really delicious and tender lobster. We shared two portions of lobster tails between three...More

Thank davidweller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and continued on our way east stopping at kaffi hornid for lunch. Hofn is known as a langostine capital of iceland but that was an expensive option for lunch so we settled on kaffi hornid where langostines are slightly cheaper...More

Thank sotms
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice experimental dishes, exctinig flavours and a polite, friendly staff. Highly recommended when in Höfn.

Thank Veronika S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, 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
  • E-mail
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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