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All reviews soup buffet trout soups coconut curry bread burger potatoes lamb smoked ham cake lava fields all you can eat unlimited refills great soup family owned and run great lunch fish of the day
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in the restaurant after the Myvatn Baths and before walking through Dimmuborgim and loves it. Family owned and run. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Gave us recommendations for which trail to walk. Trout and geysir bread was excellent.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're visiting Dimmuborgir, you can do much worse than stopping at Kaffi Borgir right next door. The soup and bread buffet is a bargain, and definitely nice on a cold day. The toilets are pay toilets unless you purchase food. There's tons of seating,...as well.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately, we didn’t have a great dining experience here. My soup was expensive and basic. The geothermal bread which they were supposedly famous for, tasted like VERY sweet pound cake. It didn’t taste at all like dinner bread. The molasses was sickeningly sweet. (I honestly...think they may have just given us leftover cake). It was also so dry that it crumbled when we tried to pick it up. We’ve had the same type of bread elsewhere and it was DELICIOUS. My husbands horse burger was lacking all flavor and very, very greasy. His potatoes were undercooked and hard to eat. We were so hungry that we ate it all, but our stomachs did not like us afterward. I’m hoping it was just an off day.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed September 11, 2021

Had lunch at Kaffi Borgir after touring the neighboring Dimmobogir and as a prelude to heading out for a 4-5 hour drive to our next destination. There is the typically Icelandic selection of fish of the day along with sandwiches and pastries from the case....We opted for the all-you-can-eat soup and bread lunch special even though my partner is gluten-free. No accommodation for the food-intolerance was available nor attempted, but the cashier did know that 2 of the three soups on offer were gluten free: lamb soup and vegetable soup. Surprisingly the third soup -- coconut curry -- was really tasty, well done with a hint of spice. Very nice place for lunch, wish they accommodated the gluten allergy better ( GF bread is plentiful in the groceries).More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 9, 2021 via mobile

Excellent good at a good price! Best latte we had in Iceland where it has been tough to find a good strong cup of coffee. Delicious smoked trout sandwich. Yummy Geysir bread made underground in the geothermal steam. Cool to walk among the lava fields...behind the restaurant (the reason we came). Was nice to find a great little lunch spot too!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 2, 2021 via mobile

We arrived early for dinner. Got the smoked lamb, goat, and trout appetizer followed by the trout special and a burger. The smoked meat dish was fabulous and unique! The trout was amazing. The burger good, not over cooked at all. The setting is gorgeous...- we sat next to the windows. The service was great as well.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 26, 2021

In the "middle of nowhere" of the Icelandic desert these guys have established this great rest+ eat place. No much variety, but all items are just perfect in taste and quality!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 4, 2021 via mobile

We were skeptical of this cafe because it was right by a tourist attraction (Dimmuborgir) but were glad we gave it a chance! The soup, bread, and coffee buffet was a great deal at 1450 ISK per person (unlimited refills of all of the above)....On the day we came, they were serving Icelandic meat soup (like chicken noodle soup but with lamb) and coconut curry soup (vegan!). The geysir bread was super good.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed September 14, 2020

Tasty soups and cakes - great views and a nice shop for some souvenirs. The right place after a hike at Dimmuborgir.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 7, 2020 via mobile

Lovely staff, delicious food, amazing view and a very friendly gift shop. I couldnt find anything bad i wanted to. Loved it.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 10, 2020 via mobile

I visited Kaffi Borgir with my friend while travelling around Iceland. It's a nice family business with great staff and delicious food. Definitely worth a stop when you're visiting Dimmu Borgir. Try the soup and the trout!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 10, 2020 via mobile

We came here after our hike around Dimmuborgir. The café has a lovely view of the area all around. We had the hamburgers and they tasted amazing! Prices are very reasonable.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed November 17, 2019 via mobile

As part of our organized bus tour, between the visit to the natural park of Dimmuborgir and the lava formations field, we were offered a snack at this restaurant. It consisted of a local type of bread baked in a geothermal field with butter and...smoked salmon, and a piece of cake with whipped cream. This restaurant is near the lava formations field and has a great souvenirs shop.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

We had lunch before hitting the trails and everyone had the all you can eat soup deal. The traditional Icelandic Soup and the Curry Soup were both quite good. A perfect pairing for a day that was a bit on the cool side.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2019

Our party of seven stopped in for dinner before going to the Myvatn Nature Baths. Nearly all of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinners. The three that ordered the salmon thought it was one of their favorite dinners in Iceland.The lamb tenderloin and the trout also...received high marks. Our waiter was pleasant, accommodating and efficient. The view was beautiful. Everyone thought that the Icelandic skyr dessert was great! We definitely reccomend it. Yes dinner was expensive but it was on par for Iceland. People from the U.S.A. may be shocked at the prices, but this is Iceland. Kaffi Borgir turned out to be a great place for a lovely dinner.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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