OPEN

Every Day 12:00-20:30
(Kitchen) 12:00-20:00

Café Menu

Soup of the Day

Soup of the Day 
Soup of the Day with homemade bread. Please ask your waiter
1.990-

Cakes

  • Slice of Cake  1.690-
  • Marble cake slice or medium size pastry  1090-
  • Cookie or small pastry 790-
    • Our homemade cakes vary in availability, but may include: Apple cake, cheesecake, chocolate cake, skyr-cake, gluten free options, marble cake, cookies, muffins, pastries and more!

Hot Drinks

  • Coffee or Tea  550-
  • Espresso  590-
  • Double espresso  690-
  • Espresso Macchiato  690-
  • Americano  690-
  • Caffé Latte  720-
  • Cappuccino  720-
  • Flat White  790-
  • Hot Chocolate  820-
  • Swiss Mocha  890-
  • Irish Coffee  1.990-
  • + Extra Shot Espresso  150-
  • + Syrup  150-
  •  + Oat milk / + Soya milk  150-

Soda and Drinks

  • “Appelsín” Orange soda  590-
  • Pepsi / Pepsi Max  590-
  • 7up 590-
  • Egils Kristall” Sparkling water  590-
  • Egils Kristall” Lime flavour Sparkling water  590-
  • Orange juice  450-
  • Apple juice  450-
  • “Kókómjólk” Chocolate milk  390-
  • Glass of milk  290-
  • Úlfrún 33cl. Session IPA 5.3%  1.390-
  • Sæmundur 33cl. Mango-PA 5.3%  1.390-

Beer

  • Egils Gull 50cl. Lager 4.7% – draft   1.690-
    • HAPPY HOUR  15-18 @ 1090-
  • Egils Gull 33cl. Lager 4.7% – draft  1.490-
    • HAPPY HOUR  15-18 @ 990-
  • Snorri 33cl. Icelandic Ale 5.3%  1.890-
  • Úlfur 33cl. IPA 5.9%  1.890-
  • Úlfur Úlfur 33cl. DIPA 9%  2.290-
  • Bríó Alcohol Free Ale 33cl. 0%  690-
  • Malt Extrakt” 0%  690-
    • The traditional classic; a sweet alcohol free dark beer!

Ciders and Sparkling wine

  • Somersby Cider 33cl 4.5%   1.590-
  • Bottega Rose Gold 200 ml  2.290-
    • Rose Prosecco – Veneto, Italy

White Wine

By the glass (187.5 ml)

  • Montalto Pinot Grigio  1.890-
    • Pinot Grigio – Sicily, Italy


By the bottle
 
(750 ml)

Casa Rojo – La Marimorena
Grape: Albariño
Region: Galicia, Spain
Aroma: Citrus, pears, mineral
Taste:
Light bodied, a bit dry, crisp acidity, apples, pears, grapefruit. Hint of sweet aftertaste. Pairs well with seafood.
6.690-

Domaine Laroche – Chablis Premier Cru
Grape: Chardonnay
Region: Chablis, France
Aroma:
Citrus, apples, mineral
Taste:
Medium bodied, dry, fresh acid, apples, creamy notes. Lingering aftertaste. Pairs well with rich fish, cheese.
7.490-

 

Red wine

By the glass (187.5 ml)

  • Piccini Rosso di Toscana  1.890-
    • Merlot, Sangiovese, Cab. Sauv. – Tuscany, Italy


By the bottle
 
(750 ml)

Masi – Brolo di Campofiorin Oro
Grape: Corvina, Oseleta, Rondinella
Region: Veneto, Italy
Aroma: Riped cherry, raisins, earthy
Taste:
Smooth and Full bodied, semi-dry, mild acid and solid tannins. Cherry, raisins, spices, cacao. Lingering aftertaste of fruit and spice. Pairs well with pasta and lamb.
6.890 –

Chateau Liversan – Haut-Médoc
Grape: Merlot, Cab-Sauv, Petit Verdot
Region: Bordeaux, France
Aroma: Oak, plum, red berries
Taste:
Medium bodied, dry tannins, acidic, ripe and dried fruits, red berries. Complex aftertaste. Pairs well with Lamb and Poultry.
7.690 –

Group Menu

(New menu is being prepared!)

Light Meals

Soup of the Day –
Soup of the Day with homemade bread. Please ask your waiter
2.290-

Country Salad
Icelandic lettuce, tomato, cucumber, bell peppers, pickled red onion, roasted seeds, feta cheese and croutons. A small portion, good as a side dish.
1.990-

Finger food

Garlic Bread
Bread with garlic butter, cheese and spices.
1.490-

Fries or Sweet Fries –
Fries or sweet potato fries with a choice of dipping sauce.
990-

Choice of dipping Sauces:

  • “Kokteilsósa”  190-
    *The most beloved sauce in Iceland!*
  • Sriracha Chili Mayo   190-
  • Homemade BBQ sauce  190-
  • Ketchup  0-

Main Courses

Icelandic Lamb Soup
The Traditional Icelandic Lamb soup has kept Icelanders from extinction since the 9th century AD. This nourishing bowl (more stew than soup, really) is loaded with root veggies, herbs and of course, naturally raised Icelandic lamb.
3.890-

Icelandic Fish Stew “Plokkfiskur”
Homemade traditional style fish stew – might also be described as a casserole or a gratin. Consists of mashed potatoes, onion, cod, butter, flour and spices, topped with cheese and baked in the oven!
Served with brown rye bread on the side.
3.890 –

The Local Lasagna
Our own Lasagna recipe, made from free-range Icelandic foal and served with homemade garlic bread. A classic dish that never disappoints.
3.990- Available as a vegeterian or vegan option!naturall

Children's Menu

Icelandic Lamb Soup
Traditional lamb soup (some might say “stew“), child portion.
1.790-

Icelandic Fish Stew “Plokkfiskur”
Homemade traditional style fish stew (or casserole), served with brown rye bread
Warning: Served on a hot pan.
1.990-

The Local Lasagna
Our own Lasagna recipe, made from free-range Icelandic foal and served with garlic bread. A classic dish that never disappoints.
Warning: Served on a hot pan.
1.990-

GROUP MENU

Contact us for options and price quotations!

Two Course Lunch #1 – Eldstó Lamb soup
Main Course – The Icelandic lamb soup a la Eldstó
• Dessert – Homemade Panna Cotta with coconut cream
• Filter Coffee or Tea included 

Two Course Lunch #2 – Icelandic Fish stew
Main Course– Oven baked “plokkfiskur”, a fish stew or casserole, served with brown rye bread.
Dessert – Homemade Chocolate mousse
Filter Coffee or Tea included

Two Course Lunch #3 – Slow Cooked Chicken Breast
Main Course– Slow-cooked chicken breast in thyme butter
Dessert – Panna Cotta with berries
Filter Coffee or Tea included

Two Course Lunch #4 – Hummus, Soup & Bread Ⓥ 
Main Course – Hummus with homemade bread + soup of the day
Dessert – Panna Cotta with berries
Filter Coffee or Tea included

Three Course Dinner #1 – Cod fillet
• Starter – Toast with graved salmon (gravlax), caviar and cream cheese
Main Course – Cod fillet in mushroom cream
• Dessert – Homemade chocolate mousse
• Filter Coffee or Tea included

Three Course Dinner #2 – Slow-cooked chicken breast
Starter – Toast with graved salmon (gravlax), caviar and cream cheese
Main Course – Slow-cooked chicken breast in thyme butter
• Dessert – Panna Cotta with berries
• Filter Coffee or Tea included

Three Course Dinner #3 – Slow Cooked Lamb
Starter – Toast with graved salmon (gravlax), caviar and cream cheese
Main Course – Slow-cooked leg of lamb marinated in garlic and herbs
• Dessert – Créme Brulée
• Filter Coffee or Tea included

Three Course Dinner #4 – Cauliflower in Mushroom Cream Ⓥ 
Starter – Hummus with homemade bread + soup of the day
Main Course – Delicious combination of cauliflower and mushrooms
• Dessert – Panna Cotta with berries and coconut cream
• Filter Coffee or Tea included

About the group menu

The menu is geared towards 10 people and over. 
In most cases, we will need at least a week to prepare a group order, for the best possible service.
All inquiries will be answered via panta@eldsto.is

Hópamatseðill – Lamb (3ja rétta)
Forréttur – Súpa Dagsins
Aðalréttur – Hægeldaður lambaskanki, bakaðar kartöflur og grænmeti ásamt brúnsósu með ferskri myntu.
Eftirréttur – Sjá Valmöguleika*
rétta: 6.900 –
rétta: 5.900 –
réttur: 4.900 – 

Hópamatseðill – Lax (3ja rétta)
• Forréttur – Súpa Dagsins
Aðalréttur – Ofnbakaður lax með kryddsmjöri ásamt bökuðum kartöflum og grænmeti.
Eftirréttur – Sjá Valmöguleika*
rétta: 6.900 –
rétta: 5.900 –
réttur: 4.900 – 

Um hópamatseðil

Öll verð eru á einstakling

Best er að hafa samband með nokkurra daga fyrirvara, fyrir bestu valmöguleika og þjónustu.

Ef fyrirvarinn er of stuttur, er mögulega ekki hægt að bjóða uppá lamb, lax eða eftirréttina.

Réttir sem hægt er að panta með stuttum fyrirvara: Súpa dagsins, Kjötsúpa, Lasagna og Plokkfiskur.

Öllum fyrirspurnum er svarað á eldsto@eldsto.is

Our Pottery

The Gallery

Volcanic Glazes and Ceramic Art

Our handmade ceramics are glazed with Icelandic-derived materials, such as volcanic substances from Mount Hekla, as well as clay from Búðardalur. 

We create all our pottery from raw materials in our own workshop, right here in Hvolsvöllur. Icelandic design AND production!

These unique ceramics are ONLY for sale in Eldstó Art Café! Why not give one of the most unique gifts in Iceland?

Come on over, sit down and have a coffee while you browse the shelves and enjoy the music. A singularly relaxing gift-shopping experience!

We also sell Giftcards!

The Artists

Thor Sveinsson is a potter and ceramic designer. He studied pottery in 1971 – ’75 under the tutelage of Gerhard Schwarz and Paul Martin, while also attending The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts. For years he prototyped for Glit and was a tutor of the craft at Reykjavik School of Visual Arts.

G.Helga is a singer, painter and ceramic artist. She studied at The Reykjavik Academy of Vocal Arts, took visual arts classes at F.B. and had lessons with painter Gunnar Geir Kristjánsson.

Play Video

[ Thor Sveinsson & G. Helga Ingadóttir, proud owners of Eldstó Art Café ]

The video shows Thor throwing pottery on the wheel, Helga doing the artwork and the process of creating glazes infused with the volcanic materials of Iceland. 

Our Rooms

Our guesthouse is on the upper floor of Eldstó Art Café. It consists of 5 clean and comfortable rooms, 2 shared bathrooms with showers and a shared dining room with a kitchenette.

The shared dining room/kitchenette can be observed on the photos below.  You can find a refrigerator, a microwave, an electric kettle, a coffee maker, a kitchen sink and all manner of kitchenware and utensils at your disposal. No stove nor oven are available, however.

A complimentary self service breakfast is available to all guests in the dining room. Enjoy our homemade bread with a selection of toppings, cereals, yoghurts and more!

About Eldstó

Eldstó began as a pottery/ceramic workshop in a garage, some 20 years ago (1999). It has since grown, becoming much more then it was meant to be; a family owned and operated restaurant, café and ceramic art gallery.

The air smells of food and coffee. The music hums in the background, the interior is softly colored and lit. Walls are decked with paintings by G Helga and shelves, showcasing Thor and Helga’s handcrafted pottery. The overall theme of ceramic art is everywhere, as was the vision in the beginning. 

In no other restaurant in Iceland is the drink, food and pottery all created “in house”! Enjoy a tea brewed in a handmade teapot, or an Icelandic craft beer in an Icelandic craft chalice. Indulge in the traditional dish of Icelandic lamb soup, locally sourced lamb in a locally handmade bowl!