Café Riis takes you back in time to dine in style
Old photographs pepper the walls of Café Riis, invoking its past as a trading post and providing insight into Hólmavík at the turn of the 20th century. Riishúsið is the oldest house in Hólmavík, being built in 1897 and stands next to the shrimp factory, the town’s largest employer.
One of Café Riisʼ owners was born in the town and is intent on preserving the caféʼs ties to the past. The large wooden house is still reminiscent of its life in the hands of Danish merchant Ricard Riis, the restaurantʼs namesake.
Café Riisʼ main ingredients are often supplied by its owner who brings daily catches that are so fresh they are still flopping around when the chef gets them. Farmers from the surrounding area supply meat and a Saturday buffet satisfies even the heartiest appetites. A lower level bar caters to private parties or events year round. The cafe is open in the summer, from Sunday to Friday from 11:30 until 10:00 pm and stays open until 3 am on weekends.Café Riis
Hafnarbraut 39 • 510 Hólmavík
+354 451 3567