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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
“lamb shank” (70 reviews)
“geysir bread” (47 reviews)
“arctic char” (75 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vogafjosi, Lake Myvatn 660, Iceland
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1 - 10 of 666 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a nice stop for coffee at this unique location. Great staff! Clean toilets. Relax atmosphere. Loved the window that can see through the cow shed!

Thank Gratiela I
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants I visit my 14 days road trip. Nice beef & lamb stake. A cow gave birth to a Baby as well.

Thank Andy Y
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped here for a late lunch and it was just wonderful! We had the raw smoked lamb to start, beef goulash and the burger - all delicious! The geysir bread that came with the lamb was an unexpectedly delightful slice - a real treat....More

Thank Maya O
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a farm-to-table restaurant actually located on a farm. There are windows in the dining room that allow diners to look at the dairy cows in the barn. The menu offered arctic char, several lamb dishes, a hamburger, a vegetarian option, and even a...More

Thank Natasha240
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasty food, some of it from the farm, great service, welcoming & friendly staff. But the dairy cows steal the show!

Thank Mr-Cinnamon-UK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lamb shank and sweet pepper filled with oats as main dish. The lamb shank was very soft and tasty. I don't like the smell of lamb before, but it was really delicious. The sauce also played an important part. We also had coffee...More

Thank I-Hsyuan W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was happy we splurged here as the lamb shank I had tasted top restaurant quality. The only downside was that the food was fairly lukewarm (I would have preferred the potato cake to have at least been a bit warmer) and the salad leaves were...More

Thank noybwyltk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cowshed Cafe is exactly what it’s name suggests. You can dine on a delicious meal of fresh Iceland foods and watch the cows in the cowshed...glass dividers of course. The lamb was excellent and there are also seafood and beef choices. Nice views of...More

Thank Roxtor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this restaurant for dinner. We arrived in the dark, and had a hard time finding it at first. The driveway leads you to what appears to be a cow barn. It's not clear (not any well-lit signage) that the restaurant is actually...More

Thank winchela
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a pleasant surprise to eat at the cowshed cafe. The food was outstanding. The chef prepared meals largely based on ingredients from their farm including beef and lamb. All the meat dishes we had, (lamb shank, lamb slices and hamburger) were excellent. The lamb...More

Thank Paula M
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Carol H
12 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
2 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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