Höfn's best cinnamon buns!

Food, Friends and Fellowship

OTTO Food & Drink is a beautiful restaurant in Höfn’s oldest town house by the harbour, which was built by Otto Tulinius of which the restaurant is named after.

The restaurant opened its door in 2018 by a young couple Auður and Andrés and was an instant hit by the locals, especially for their delicious cinnamon buns they used to serve during the day. The recipe is here below.

During the summer of 2020 they decided to change the restaurant´s concept and create an indoor trip around the world for their dining visitors, giving them an opportunity to try different cuisines presented as short pop-up events.

OTTO Food & Drink offers a set menu with drinks, music and decorations from chosen countries, ranging from Italy, Thailand and India to name a few.

OTTO Food & Drink is about great food, cool drinks and the house legacy of family and fellowship.

Höfn's best cinnamon buns

750 ml warm water
15 g dry yeast
20 g sugar
1,2 kg wheat
2 eggs
90 g soft butter
1 tsp. salt

200 g soft butter
700 g brown sugar

500 g powdered sugar
120 g soft butter
100 ml milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract


Put all ingredients into a mixer, in the same order as listed above, and stir together into a dough. Let it rise under a plastic film in two hours, or until the dough has doubled.
Flatten the dough with rolling pin until it is 0,5 cm thick.
Grease the butter in the filling over the whole dough, spread cinnamon over and finally the brown sugar.
Roll the dough up and glue the edge down with a little water.
Cut the roll down in 24 bites and arrange on the greased baking sheet, but leave some space between each bun.
Let the buns rise for an hour in a room temperature.
Heat the oven to 180°C and bake to buns in 12-15 min and let them cool.
Meanwhile you can make the icing in a food processor.
When the cinnamon buns have cooled down you can spread the icing over using syringe bag.