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Eldsto Art Cafe and Bistro

Austurvegur 2 | Highway, Hvolsvollur 860, Iceland
+354 482 1011
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
1 week ago
“Lovely little cafe - burgers were great”
4 weeks ago
“Closest to our inn.. ”
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Scandinavian, European, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Austurvegur 2 | Highway, Hvolsvollur 860, Iceland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stayed near by and were looking for a bite to eat, this place did not disappoint. The veggie burger was giantic and delicious. The fish and chips was equally as good. Definitely worth stopping at and having dinner.

Thank Natalie F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ended up eating here after a debacle at our hotel and it was great. They aren't really staffed to handle a lot of people but the staff were just charming and you can let them off with food arriving at different times and drinks...More

Thank GeordieGirl99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pros and cons. Pros: restaurant was close to where we were staying; had good food, and right off the Ring road. Cons: I had the cod and one of three pieces was under-cooked. The dish was delicious, but was also swimming in a very heavy...More

Thank novachili
Gudlaug Helga I, Manager at Eldsto Art Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you, I will let my chef know about this Kind regards Helga

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Avoid this place unless you're desperate. I came in and ordered a Swiss Mocha to go, for 710 kr I was expecting a good quality drink. I was in a hurry so paid and left. In the car I discovered my drink was only half...More

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way from Vik to Gullfoss for some lunch and had some burgers (and a veggie burger). The food was really tasty, though it did take awhile to appear even though there weren't many other customers. The veggie burger in particular...More

Thank elsewhile
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Good restaurant with great atmosphere, a pottery shop, and serving great local food and drinks. Nice service. However a bit expensive.

Thank Tripadviser G
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Loved their fries, lamb soup and Greta Porter. Desserts looked delicious too. Great warm space to enjoy a meal.

Thank myles_of_smiles
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

My husband got the fish and chips which cost $30+ and he got three tiny pieces of fish. The burgers were meh, the lamb soup was basic and okay. $130 for four of us with no drinks. This place was expensive even by Icelandic standards...More

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Gudlaug Helga I, Manager at Eldsto Art Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your ratings. I can understand that you find things expencive - but let´s keep to the truth, compared to Iceland it is not. I know the prices in Iceland, I lived here my whole live, and shoud know. The pottery is Icelandic...More

Reviewed 16 February 2017

After a long day of hiking Katla Geopark, my partner and I were desperate for a hearty, warm meal. I am a vegetarian and have had poor luck finding a good meal on my travels in Iceland. Certainly, I found it here! In addition to...More

Thank Amber Indigo S
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

After a great day sight seeing, we stopped on our way back to the hotel. We were made to feel welcome in this family business from the moment we walked through the door. Had the lamb from the specials and my wife the chicken, both...More

Thank Karl F
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Emily N
Open Hours?
15 January 2015|
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Response from Gudlaug Helga I | Property representative |
Eldstó Art Café is now open from 11 am to 9 pm every day, but we will start open from 8 am - 10 pm June - end of August
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 45
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Austurvegur 2 | Highway, Hvolsvollur 860, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  South Region  >  Hvolsvollur
  • Phone Number: +354 482 1011
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Eldstó Art Café/Bistró is an artistic café where all tableware is handmade on the premises by the owners G.Helga and THór (Thor Sveinsson), potter. The coffee we serve is made of quality coffee beans and our cakes, bread and soups are homemade as well as our various small dishes. Icelandic lamb and fresh fish is on the menu and lettuce grown in the surrounding countryside. Having a delicious breakfast in our lovely café on your way south is an excellent idea. We have a special menu for groups.