When I was told that you should take provisions with you on a road trip around Iceland because there weren’t a lot of restaurants, I was ready to be armed with a bagful of granola bars and nuts. While sometimes there aren’t a lot of choices, the ones that are there seemed pretty good to me. In between visiting waterfalls working our way back to Reykjavik, we came across a small cafe called Gamla Fjósið. If you are out in this direction I’d recommend a stop.
Many restaurants I noticed in Iceland had a soup and bread station, (asparagus seeming to be a popular option, so tasty!) so I took advantage of that, while the guys had sandwiches. The menu seemed to reflect what could be served fresh, and the single waitress was really friendly. Since we were cold we also all got coffees, which we refilled a couple times from the station, filter coffee in Iceland is so nice! It’s strong and tasted great no matter where we went. We finished off the meal with the biggest slice of carrot cake I’ve ever seen, and I was regretting the decision to share as I wanted to eat the entire thing myself it was so good.
As it was the off season, we were the only ones in there along with one other table so we practically had the place to ourselves, and did by the time we left. I imagine it gets quite busy in the summer though as it’s on the main route 1, and situated between popular waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. So if you are waterfall hunting in the south of Iceland, stop by this cute restaurant!