The owners of the Café are Ida Marguerite Semey and Bjarni Guðmundsson
Café Klara is located on Strandgata 2 in Ólafsfjörður.
Kaffi Klara has the old post office flare - old phone booths and bookshelves filled with books to read and an old phone on display. The place is decorated with pictures from the town, the post office money safe, brick tiles, a unique serving table and homemade tables with old stamps on them. We also offer local artists and artist from Listhús (artist residency) to expose their artwork.
Free wi-fi for both the Guesthouse and Café.
You can find us on booking.com under Gistihús Jóa and look at our website www.kaffiklara.is
Small and cosy 6 bedroom Guesthouse in the heart of town. The owners are husband and wife, Helgi Jóhannsson and Bjarkey Olsen Gunnarsdóttir.
It was in the summer of 2011 that they decided to buy Strandgata 2, the old post office in town, witch was in use from 1967-2000. The main floor housed the post office itself and the second floor was used as the postmaster's apartment. In 2000 the post office was moved to the bank and the ""old post office"" was sold. For a few years the house was used for offices but nothing was upkept.
For a few years now the house has stood untouched and has be come a real soar in the town since nothing has been done for it and it has started to demolish. We saw an opportunity both in the house itself and it's location and we wanted to restore it to it's former glory. We have put a lot of work into the house, mostly by the owners, Helgi and Bjarkey, as well as Helgi's father, Jóhann Helgason, carpenter. The Guesthouse draws it's name from him.
The Guesthouse has six rooms all with a sink, 2 single romos, 2 twin rooms and 1 double room also with a sofa bed and 1 family room with two beds and a bunk bed (fits adults) and two shared bathrooms, one with a shower. The ground floor holds Café Klara where the guests are served breakfast. Both the Guesthouse and the Café offer free wi-fi