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Vogafjos Cowshed Cafe

) #1 of 14 Restaurants in Lake Myvatn $$ - $$$ Cafe, European,
Vogafjosi, Lake Myvatn 660, Iceland
+354 464 4303
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb shank” (64 reviews)
“geysir bread” (43 reviews)
“arctic char” (67 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vogafjosi, Lake Myvatn 660, Iceland
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Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

Yes, this cafe has either a nice view to Lake Myvatn or into the stable through glass windows. Don't worry, it doesn't smell. Coffee tastes great, also their mozzarella sandwiches (warm!). Relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Thank kicmuc
Reviewed April 8, 2017

The food here was amazing. I had the best meal we ate in Iceland at this cafe (lamb shank). We also stayed on the property which was gorgeous. Tours of the area were simple from here and they had reasonably priced wool sweaters and blankets....More

Thank Andrew J
Reviewed April 6, 2017

Breakfast wasn't included and would have cost almost £20 each so make sure you book online as I think much cheaper. We stayed in the cabañas which were really noisy but we did see northern lights!

Thank Liala Jane S
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

We went to eat there by our guesthouse recommendations. The place is nice, a true farm where you can see how the cows are handled (not for Vegans), the food was quite fine: mozzarella starter, not great. My mom had the soop of the day...More

Thank TrebolTravelers
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Whoever is running the kitchen is BRILLIANT from the baked goods and cheese selection at breakfast to the burgers at lunch to the lamb at dinner WOW. Beyond delicious it's plate licking good. Fresh dairy from "happy cows" makes for satisfied diners.

Thank Light_33
Reviewed March 31, 2017

One of the best parts of our trip to Iceland was the food.....So fresh and tasty, just great. We had a delicious meal in the Cowshed Cafe. My husband had Artic Char and I had lamb shank. The lamb was tender and flavorful and served...More

Thank Margo I
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Really good restaurant, great staff, cleanliness and food was great, get the lamb shank it's amazing!

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed March 28, 2017

We visited this cafe as part of a tour group through Saga Travel. It is actually a farm by the lake that has a cafe and lodging available. There are ample clean bathroom facilities, enough so that there wasn't a back up with our 15...More

Thank Cdaleske
Reviewed March 23, 2017

What I love most is the atmosphere of the place. It's rustic and the staffs are really friendly and accommodating. They also let us into the cowshed to pet some cows and watch how milking is done. Soon after, they let us taste the fresh...More

Thank melaidoodles
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Caveat: We didn't eat or stay long here, but.... We stopped here briefly after several treacherous hours of driving in dangerously icy conditions and the staff members here were super kind and helpful in assisting us to find out about the road conditions ahead and...More

Thank laurooi
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Carol H
March 12, 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
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
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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