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Vogafjos Cowshed Cafe

Vogafjosi, Lake Myvatn 660, Iceland
+354 464 4303
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lamb shank” (87 reviews)
“geysir bread” (57 reviews)
“arctic char” (88 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vogafjosi, Lake Myvatn 660, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Found this cafe when travelling. How lucky we were. Food is amazing all homed cooked we were even offered seconds at no extra cost. Would highly recommend a visit if in the area you will not be disappointed. Staff were very welcoming and helpful. Definitely...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank khorseman
Reviewed 2 days ago

The weather was typical Iceland for November. Windy, rainy and bitter cold. Not many option around Myvatn. Although it was 11 km from our hotel, we chose Vogafjos based on TA review. I made a call for booking since we have 12 people. But they...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jigrak
Reviewed 1 week ago

Vogafjos has direct views of a milking shed where the milk for the coffee is expressed from the farm's cows for the espresso. That on its own has its charms but its best aspect is the coffee. It is very much a Melbourne type of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bulli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great lunch spot (probably great dinner spot too) with windows into a cows life in North Iceland. Nice people, good food, different drinks. My kind of lunch.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Timothy O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievable food! Icelandic lamb is the best in the world, and the lamb shank here was the best I’ve ever had. Everything was outstanding.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank saynice25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One look at the menu and you'll have some minor sticker shock, as with many things in Iceland. But pass on the $40 USD burger and fries and spend that money on the mix plate and lamb stew. The mix plate had smoked arctic char,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Neil_Yeung
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As you walk into the restaurant you can see the cows behind a glasswall all cosy and warm and happy, chewing on fresh hay. I ordered the lamb stew and geysir bread (this is the Icelandic bread cooked underground in a thermal oven - it’s...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 436SueM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

lovely tasty food with lovely staff serving. quirky setting with the cows in the cowshed next door lamb shank was delicious as was the lamb soup

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JuneMR
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Food quality and quantity was good, VERY expensive as everything in Iceland. Service was good, I would come back!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Artemisdian7
Reviewed November 5, 2018

loved this place got to meet the burgers, service was very friendly with the twins from the shining ( sorry girls you were both amazing) and the food was great. wished we had stayed here maybe next time

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Davelicouse
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June 4, 2018|
Response from Jeff L | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I cannot answer this as we always ate in. Regards, Jeff
Carol H
March 12, 2017|
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Response from 535elmara | 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.
March 2, 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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions
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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