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“The lobster!!”
Review of Kaffi Hornid

Kaffi Hornid
Ranked #7 of 14 Restaurants in Hofn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $60
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Kaffihornid - About us Kaffi Hornid brings the best local ingredients to the table right on Hofn's main road sits Kaffi Hornid, where you can find seafood brought straight from sea to the table and a tempting selection of dishes from filling plates of lamb to salads topped with chicken or lobster. Soup is served daily with homemade bread and a salad bar is open for guests who want a small but filling lunch. The menu is large, with sea food and local specialities like lamb and beef featuring prominently, although vegetarians are not left out as a dish of pan-fried chickpea cutlets remains one of the more popular dishes. This restaurant and cafe, with airy cathedral ceilings and ample seating for guests has been successful since opening in 1999, alternating as a restaurant, cafe and bar. Kaffi Hornid's owners, husband and wife Ingolfur Einarsson and Kristin Oladottir, have made good use of Hofn's prized local food: the langoustine. Found just off Hofn' s coast and widely celebrated as a town delicacy, the lobster-like creature known as langoustine features prominently in Kaffi Hornid's menu with an entire section devoted to dishes showcasing the succulent shellfish in every price range. The langoustine is distinguished from lobster because it is much smaller and its meat is said to be sweeter. While plentiful in Europe anwaters, langoustines, better known as scampi, are scarcely found in North America and whenever served at restaurants they have been shipped frozen because their delicate meat does not survive the journey. Fortunately for Hofn and Kaffi Hornid the langoustines are freshly caught each day for visitors to taste. Fresh fish, also caught daily, lamb and beef from nearby farms and chicken dishes round out the menu. Pizzas are made to order with a special langoustine pizza for guests who want to try a twist on toppings. Icecream made at Arbaer, a dairy farm a few kilometres from Kaffi Hornid, tantalises visitors with homemade flavours like chocolate licoric.
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Great Icelandic lobster. The lobster is the best you will find in Iceland. My wife also enjoyed the food though she didn't agree on the decency of the place. Must have been because she didn't try the lobster. I recommend, highly!

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Reviewed December 2, 2012

The best butter icelandic lobster!!! My friends and I passed by Hofn in late Octorber and did not expect that there would be any good resturant along the way. However Kaffi Hornid surprised us. All the dishes that we ordered were really yummy!!

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Not a lot is open in Hofn in November but this place did not disappoint. Well they kind of did since they were out of the lobster soup but I found a delicious second choice and was very happy :-)

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

On my first night in Hofn, we arrived late in the evening and were hungry for something more than a fastfood place. Kaffi Hornid was the only other restaurant open since this was the off season. We were all pleasently surprised by how tasty the food was. I ordered the lobster main course and was blown away by the taste and quantity of lobster! I would go back in a heartbeat. The prices were a bit on the expensive side, but the food was well worth the price.

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

An excellent place to catch up with free Wifi and great simple food. The atmosphere was inviting with great views from the window seats. Also a good place to watch the premier league live!

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