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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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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. 11:00-17:00. June-August 10:00-18:00. April & half October 12:00-16:00. Focus on local food.
PRICE RANGE
$16 - $54
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Soups, Scandinavian, European, Contemporary
FEATURES
Buffet, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Outdoor Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed November 22, 2019

After an all morning hike up to Hengifoss, we were starving! We found this little place just up the road and were treated to the best local offerings of Iceland. The staff were so friendly and the food was out of this world! Definitely make...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

Excellent restaurant in a besutiful place. All food is homemade. Around Christmas they have special christmas dinners which is delicius

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

Went there late August this year and had the much talked about lunch buffet. Reindeer casserole, fried cod, lamb curry, pie, all kinds of veggies, barley, cakes and coffee and much more. Everything was super tasty and service was friendly. It's all you can eat...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

Not a lot of selection but what we ordered tasted great. It is a small restaurant in a historic house. Very nice to find this oasis here.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019

We went straight to Klausturkaffi after hiking Hengifoss. It was such a beautiful location, and a stone house with a turf-roof. The best thing about this place for me personally was they were incredible with gluten free. Having celiac, it meant a lot to me...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant 20 mins before closing and the manager agreed to have us (not normal in Iceland especially when messing with their closing time!). As we got there later than expected we were not able to have the buffet which included all...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Klausturkaffi is a restaurant in an very scenic farmhouse a short drive from Hengifoss waterfall. The farmhouse is built on a historical site, where a 1600 century monastery stood and where it's ruins have newly been excavated. The restaurant serves local food and cakes, prepared...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 19, 2019

Amazing place tucked away in the hills. Food, atmosphere and service is excellent. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

We came here as part of the Atlantic Cruise with Smyril Line and were very pleasantly surprised by the food, settings and friendly atmosphere. This cafeteria alone is worth a stop at the museum and park information centre.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

Elisabeth, the cook in known for her fine cooking. If you are planning to come do a small breakfast and enjoy this fresh lunch feast. The table gets refreshed regularly with new products and plates A kind and warm reception made the experience even greater....More

Date of visit: June 2019
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miltonman196
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We will be in the area May 25. We will be trying to find Hengifoss and Tofufoss
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