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Vogafjos Cowshed Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
Vogafjosi, Lake Myvatn 660, Iceland
+354 464 4303
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (67 reviews)
“geysir bread” (46 reviews)
“arctic char” (72 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vogafjosi, Lake Myvatn 660, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Based on the reviews from Tripadvisor we decided to have dinner here. It was a nice experience with the barn behind the glass, loved it! Food was good, although a bit expensive, even for icelandic standards. But a must do if you are in the...More

Thank Linny-NL-09
Reviewed yesterday

This is a great concept: attach your restaurant to your barn and glass in one wall to watch the cows doing all the things cows do. Food is traditional Icelandic fare. Prepare for a long wait by visiting the cows or the quite good gift...More

Thank eatplaylove
Reviewed yesterday

We heard from friends that the cowshed cafe has excellent food but that it is difficult to get a free table. We tried anyway and as expected the restaurant was full. Reservation is not possible (unless you stay at their guesthouse). Alternatively you can wait...More

Thank L0nelyTravel0r
Reviewed 2 days ago

Food was very good. And it was a lot of fun to see the cows right next to us as we ate our meal. Yes, it's a little touristy. But worth it.

Thank tuxedogeoffrey
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The restaurant is absolutely gorgeous with an amazing view on the lake and fresh food from the farm. You can even see the cows through the restaurant. Great food (had the vegan dish and burger- both delicious and well worth the price)! Lovely staff, very...More

Thank Ariella S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here for dinner around 6 and got a table within 5 min. The servers were nice and friendly. Tried 1) appetizer special for two people, which included smoked lamb, smoked trout, trout with dill, local geyser bread and some salad. We loved it! We...More

Thank BonaireDiver44
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped at the Cowshed Cafe for lunch after a long morning of hiking. I was surprised to see that this is an actual dairy and you can see the cows through windows from the restaurant. We ordered artic char, hamburgers and a vegetarian plate....More

Thank mikesabirder
Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on reviews we came here on a rainy evening & as they unfortunately don't take bookings/limited other options, we waited for about an hour with many others. Certainly an interesting concept to have cows visible from part of the restaurant in the cowshed next...More

Thank Brett P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Average food.Not as good as in Akureyri but more expensive.Had a lamb dish which was recommended.The assorted plate was interesting to try.What was interesting was that you could view farm life while having dinner!There was a huge glass window next to the restaurant where you...More

Thank Kenlong C
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had the best hamburgers on our trip here. were expensive but all food seemed expensive. we had read a review about this location and made sure we visited it. We stayed just across the street so it was very convenient. Very unusual to have...More

Thank Martha Knight W
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Carol H
13 March 2017|
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Response from Elmar A | Reviewed this property |
From their website; Opening hours during the winter time varies and from the 1st of November 2016 the opening hours of the restaurant are 10.00-21.00. Kitchen is open 11.00-20:30.
cathy d
3 March 2017|
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Response from Stuart P | Reviewed this property |
We are there quite a few times and never reserved. We found the best time to arrive was just before 7pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vogafjosi, Lake Myvatn 660, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Northeast Region  >  Lake Myvatn
  • Phone Number: +354 464 4303
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