Eldstó is a café, restaurant, art gallery and guesthouse, owned by the artist couple Þór Sveinsson and G. Helga Ingadóttir. In this artistic café, all tableware is handmade by the owners who are a ceramic artist and a potter. The café is warm and welcoming, and the pottery and other handcrafted artworks put a nice little touch on the dining experience.
The art creations in the café are unique,glazed with volcanic glaze, made from pumice and other volcanic substances from Mount Hekla, the glacier Eyjafjallajökull and clay from Búðardalur. On the big TV screen, you can view video clips of the artists at work designing and create original Icelandic handiwork.
The menu of Eldstó is varied and is suitable for both lunch and dinner. It consists of seafood, vegetarian dishes, meat dishes, sandwiches, soups and salads. They also offer homemade cakes, bread and desserts that pair well with the quality coffee from Te & Kaffi.
Eldstó is an ideal place to stop for a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner when travelling the South Coast. It is right on the main route and is therefore very easy to find.
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 the delicious food, the hosts are kind and personable and we shared a great conversation. The handmade pottery section in the back is beautiful and we wanted to buy some pieces to bring back home with us but it was out of our price range. If you’re traveling through, this place is worth a stop.