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Kaffi Lára

El Grillo Bar

EST. | 2001

Norðurgata 3

710 Seyðisfjörður, Iceland




Kaffi Lára (Café Lára) is family-run restaurant and bar located by the lagoon in the heart of Seyðisfjörður. We pride ourselves in serving our own

local brewed beer and icelandic grilled meats as well as quality coffee and homebaked cakes. It is an ideal place for meeting the townspeople, watching a football match, listening to a local troubadour or grabbing a nice meal.



Local Brew

The house lager “the El Grillo” is made by the recipe of the owners grandfather and founder of Kaffi Lára, Eyþór Þórisson. According to the tale of the El Grillo beer, Eyþór fell asleep at the bar after acouple of beers to many and was visited in his dream by the ghost of Lára. Lára is a town legend that owned and lived in the house in the old days. According to Eyþór, she whispered the El Grillo lager recipe to him in his dreams and that’s how it all started.

The name El Grillo comes from the famous British oilship, SS El Grillo, that was bombed down in the second World War by German airplanes here in Seyðisfjörður. The ship still lies in the bottom of the fjord and has become a famous landmark for the divers to see.


We are an walk-in restaurant only so we only take group reservations. During the summer season from april - october you can reach us via the given phone number. All inquires can be sent to us by email or in the messaqe box to the right.

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