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Vogafjos Cowshed Cafe

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Vogafjosi, Lake Myvatn 660, Iceland
+354 464 4303
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Yonkers, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is one of the best places we stayed on our 10 day trip around the ring road. we had an end room which was so spacious and homey. the beds were awesome and had wool blankets. the room was decorated in wood which added to the warm feeling. the bathroom was spacious. the room was spotless (as was all... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped for coffee and a quick bite to eat. It was a gorgeous day so enjoyed eating outside overlooking the lake and all the sheep, the babies are adorable. The food was pricey but exceptional and totally worth the money. The Arctic char, smokes lamb, their own cheese were simply delectable. So happy we stopped. Of course had to... More 

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Thank Jane B
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking in and seeing the cows behind glass is not something you expect at a restaurant but watching the farmhands milking the cows after a nice breakfast was kind of cool to watch for a few minutes. The breakfast spread was more then I could have expected. Nice, clean, and lots of variety.

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Hörgársveit
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a three course dinner at Vogafjós Cowshed Café on a saturday evening. It was very nice experience to sit in the Café and have a nicely cooked meal with Myvatn, it´s birds and the farms lambs playing around. The staff was very friendly and did their work in a professional and polite manner. We both had lamb for... More 

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NY
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there because it was advertized for vegetarian food. It is a really fun place for a relaxed visit, walk around for some stunning views of the landscape, blue mountains. You can visit the cowbarns and a calf may come up and nuzzle- if you are upto it. Very friendly staff.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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220 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There aren't a ton of choices around Myvatn Lake but as long as you don't mind paying $$ then definitely come here. The place is unique in that the restaurant is attached to where the cows get milked. The staff are great. I had the soup of the day which was beef goulash with their geysir bread. The bread is... More 

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St. Thomas
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place to dine, but it wasn't bad. Considering I don't partake in the feasting of meat I wasn't too turned off by seeing them mindlessly graze on feed while nearby neighbors enjoyed the cow's...former neighbors. Food was decent, and the service was good. Interesting experience!

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a little unusual to eat in a restaurant that is attached to a cow barn, but it was great. We shared the lamb shank that had a ton of meat on it and it melted off the bone. We tried the smoked goose appetizer, for something new. The two dishes were enough to fill us up without dessert.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best cakes in whole areay served in interesting environment. You are surrounded by cows and you can visit them directly in stable and pet them.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the guesthouse and had dinner & breakfast at the cafe. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was lovely with lots of different homemade fruit breads, cheese, salmon, cakes, and if your up early enough you can see the cows being milked and then try their fresh. We had a wonderfully fresh artic char for... More 

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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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