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“Unassuming winner of Hofn”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kaffi Hornid

Kaffi Hornid
Ranked #4 of 12 Restaurants in Hofn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$60
Cuisines: Seafood, European, Soups, Scandinavian, International
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
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“Unassuming winner of Hofn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

We were planning on one of the other two more expensive places in Hofn for dinner but were persuaded by our guesthouse owners at Dynjandi to come here instead and were quite impressed. The langoustine soup was literally one of the best things I've ever eaten. The pizza was tasty as well and salmon was super fresh. Great local beer finished the meal. Everything was presented beautifully and the service was very welcoming and attentive.

Visited May 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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356 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Excellent food and coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

A recommendation from our guide book, the place was packed upon arrival. We started with their soup of the day, creamy leek, and it was delicious. We shared the reindeer burger, lobster spring rolls and garlic bread with cheese. The reindeer burger was perfectly cooked and tasty. The lobster rolls didn't have enough lobster and was filled with a curry rice but my husband loved it. Garlic bread was yummy too. Our dessert consisted of the chocolate cake and apple cakes. Chocolate was pretty much a traditional lava cake and the apple cake was certainly more apples than cake. Both were also quite delicious. The service was slow but we weren't in any rush. Def would recommend as a great dinner spot.

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“Place for coffee and wifi”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

Well, for coffee and wifi it is pretty good. The cakes and such are ordered in -- a fact which the staff kindly advised us of before ordering. Anyway, good enough place to decompress and internet your little heat out at a comfortable table with a view of a road and a parking lot.

Visited May 2014
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Norwich, Connecticut
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“Tasty reasonable options”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

We stopped here for a bite to eat for lunch on our way through and weren't disappointed. I ordered the lobster sandwich. This was not what i was used to, as it was fried and breaded chunks of lobster between two slices of bread with greens, grilled veggies, and garlic sauce, drizzled with balsamic. It was very good, allthough it could have used a bit more lobster. My husband got the réindeer sandwich which had onions and a blue cheese jam sauce on it with fries, which he also enjoyed. The staff could have been a bit friendlier, but the food was good, so it was worthe the stop.

  • Visited May 2014
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“Good food, more staff needed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

The food here is v tasty, however the service is variable. The busier it got the clearer it became that they are short staffed.
Would still recommend it - especially the lobster sandwich!! Yum!!

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