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$$ - $$$
Scandinavian, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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Skriduklaustur | Fljotsdalur, Egilsstadir 701, Iceland
+354 471 2992
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We came in the off season, so they were open only select days of the week with certain buffets available. You should look on their website to make sure they are open. We came for the lunch buffet and it was amazing! We came just after a large tour group left, so were the only ones there at the time.... More 

Thank Foreversh
Terrassa, Spain
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We found it when were visiting the area. We did not know it existed. The lunch buffet menu was perfect. The Price is also good for being in Iceland. We really recomend it!!!

Thank Marta C
Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved this little stop. The house is adorable and it's nestled into a beautiful scenic location with lots of trees (the leaves were just starting to change when we visited)! The lunch buffet was delicious and the service was fantastic---they even had gluten free bread upon request. Definitely recommend stopping here if you're in the area! There is... More 

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Havant, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

This is a fascinating house being the former house of a local author and part museum of his life. The best part is the cafe which serves and amazing selection of home made cakes, jams and bread. With the buffet, you can try small portions of as many of the cakes and deserts as you fancy. Delicious! The staff were... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Found all this excellent reviews and wanted to give that restaurant a try - we didn't get disappointed. Carefully prepared and presented buffet with lots of icelandic traditional homemade food... From a starter such as soups and/or salads, main dishes (e.g. raindeer meetballs, spicy chicken, fisch gratin etc.) vegetables, potatoes and rice... and desserts, coffe, tea... I will add a... More 

Thank Esther S
Warsaw, Poland
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Yes, it's probably not on your way no matter where you're going - but it's well worth a detour. Located in a bizarre black-and-white turfhouse that also holds a museum of a writer Gunnar Gunnarsson, there is a fixed-fee buffet with plenty to choose from. When we were there there was creamy angelica soup, mushroom soop, reindeer pie, lamb ragout,... More 

Thank Machova
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This is a beautiful spot and a really wonderful buffet lunch. The food was very tasty and constantly being replenished. it was a bit crazy when we were there because of a busload of tourists but when they cleared out it was just lovely. The staff was very pleasant. The price was $30 Canadian which is a steal compared to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

The day after setting-up camp in Altavik, we decided to take a visit to my Icelandic significant-other’s great grandparent’s farm in the vicinity. We got lost and took this road down the other side of the lake. Our stomachs growled. We checked google maps and it mentioned that there was a restaurant coming-up. As if, out of our collective desire,... More 

Thank Khash C
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

it is very nice place with a friendly and nice stuff. the food is very good and the prices are realy reasonable, regarding the fact that Iceland is the most expensive country in Europe. Would totally recommend to visit them and try some of their home made cakes.

Thank natka2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Wow! Literally blown away! The service was excellent, food delicious and portions very generous. Lots of local ingredients, and even some vegan options! A once in a lifetime experience...

Thank Rósa Þ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $50
Scandinavian, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skriduklaustur | Fljotsdalur, Egilsstadir 701, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  East Region  >  Egilsstadir
  • Phone Number: +354 471 2992
Klausturkaffi is located in the former home of the writer Gunnar Gunnarsson. It is a mansion built in 1939 and donated to the Icelandic nation in 1948. Now a cultural centre in memory of the writer. Opening hours of the restaurant are: May&Sep. 12:00-17:00. June-August 10:00-18:00. Oct.-April: Ask for information.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?