Friday, 4 March 2016

Drinking Coffee in Oslo

"As soon as coffee is in your stomach, there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move... smiles arise, the paper is covered. Coffee is your ally and writing ceases to be a struggle" said once Honore de Balzac. Here are some coffee shops definitely worth visiting while in Oslo

Coffee, Norway

KAFFEBRENNERIET 

In the very heart of Oslo, in the historical pedestrian street from the railway station to the Royal Palace, you will find a coffee house from another network – Kaffebrenneriet. There are about 25 cafes in the city and they work only with specialty coffee as well. Apart from coffee, the café offers sandwiches and croissants. It is so enjoyable to sit on the terrace and look at passersby and the National Theatre

STOCKFLETHS 

The first coffee house you will see in the city is Stockfleths next to the railway station where you get from the airport. Stockfleths is a small network of coffee houses that works only with specialty coffee (high quality coffee that growth more than 1500 meters above the sea level). In addition, it is one of the most affordable cafés in the city. 

Coffee beans, Oslo

This coffee house has many awards from local barista championships and even Golden Aeropress from the International AeroPress Championship. It is the largest Stockfleths café in Oslo and is very comfortable, with plenty of space, sockets, Wi-Fi, and WC. In the menu – simple sandwiches and juices. You can work here with a cup of coffee very efficiently. 

SOLBERG & HANSEN 

The next coffee house totally worth visiting is a Solberg & Hansen’s concept store. This is a small coffee- and teashop in Mathallen – the center of gastronomic culture of Oslo. Here you can buy quality Norwegian food, including products for raw food diet, cheeses, Fair Trade goods, chocolate, craft beer, or have a nice meal. 

TIM WENDELBOE 

Tim Wendelboe is World Barista Champion 2004 & World Cup Tasting Champion 2005. His café is situated across the river and the park from Solberg & Hansen. The coffee house is small and ascetic with two tables inside.  

A cup of espresso

The Grünerløkka area where the café is situated is a busy part of Oslo with multiple cafes, china shops and second-hands. 

SUPREME ROASTWORKS 

Another coffee shop that should not be missed is Supreme Roastworks. Here, life is boiling. In the evening, the café turns into a bar. Light music is playing, a barista simultaneously makes five cups of coffee and fills guests’ glasses with vine. You will want to visit this café daily even if you have just a couple of days in Oslo. The atmosphere is great and enjoyable. 


HONORABLE MUST-VISIT MENTIONS: Kaffa, Mocca, Java, Loving Hut (offers vegan food). 


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