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“Taste Crayfish Here!”
Review of Kaffi Hornid

Kaffi Hornid
Ranked #6 of 13 Restaurants in Hofn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$60
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, 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.
Taipei, Taiwan
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Taste Crayfish Here!”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

It's too rich cream for me the roast flavor crayfish, but still serving delicious seafood over there~never missing this place!

Visited June 2014
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good cafe stop”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

I have stopped here several times, but only for coffee and cake which are very good. I recommend if as a cafe but have never dined here.

Visited July 2014
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“Very nice lobster!”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner of lobster soup followed by a lobster plate. The larger lobster soup is more than enough for two people and it was one of the best we've ever had. I highly recommend it. The lobster plates were also delicious; we preferred the grilled version over the baked.

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Brussels, Belgium
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best langoustine. Ever. ”
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

I never knew langoustines could be so tasty. Me and my boyfriend had a the lobster feast and it was fenomenal. A really big portion, some good bread and friendly faces. Delish!

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
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“Good food for a reasonable price”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We opted for the lobster, since it is something 'one should have' on Iceland. The taste was great, as was the size of the portion. Service was efficient and friendly. Compared to other restaurants in the area, the value for money was fine as well.

  • Visited June 2014
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