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Kafe Oslo Litteraturhuset

Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo 0167, Norway
22 95 55 30
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Ranked #372 of 992 Restaurants in Oslo
Cuisines: Norwegian, Café, Wine Bar
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: On the ground floor of the House of Literature you find Kafé Oslo - Litteraturhuset's café, bar and restaurant, with tables both indoors and outdoors. Here you can get lunch or dinner, or just something to drink. The menu at Kafé Oslo's is changed frequently. The kitchen is open Monday-Saturday until 10 pm (closed 3.30-4 pm) and Sundays until 6 pm (lunch menu only). In the innermost end of the café you find LesBar (=Readable), with deep chairs with reading lamps and a comprehensive collection of newspapers and magazines. Kafé Oslo is a literature café with its own stage and regular events. Litteraturhuset (the House of Literature) opened in 2007 and is the first centre of its kind in Norway.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

The vegetarian gnocci was alright in taste, though very little of the plate consisted of actual gnocci. I proceeded to have a piece of chocolate cake, because the gnocci didn't fill up a hungry stomach, only to find pieces of EGG SHELL in the cake! I notified the waiter of this, and I was sheepishly offered another piece, which I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Overall: 4 Other comments: food and cultural goodies, such as literature is offered. Going for the food is quite ok. A variety is offered and is easily and pleasantly consumed. Location: 4 Menu: 4 Knowledge: 4 Originality: 4 Presentation: 4 Taste: 4 Atmosphere: 4 Service: 3 Timing: 3 Cleanliness: 4 Price: 3 Price/value: 4

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Was met by the message that when we were more than 6, we had to choose between todays fish or todays meat. No such message was given when we reserved our table for 7 persons. We decided to split our orders, and could then select from the menu. Main courses were ok, could have managed some more vegetables with the... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Kafe Oslo Litteraturhuset is always serving good food and wine at a reasonable price. The service was for sure good and on this Monday evening the today fish was Lysing/Hake served with Long Pasta type of risotto with Olives and Mussels Force. Served with a glass of Sancerre. You can not believe how this tastes melted on the tongue. Just... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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73 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It's a nice place to hang out and have a bite to eat and when the weather is pleasant, it's lovely to sit out on the terrace and have a beer or a glass of wine. The place has a very convivial feel to it. I've been here three times over the past year. Once for a coffee and twice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It's a good place to spend an afternoon, Litteraturhuset is a small cultural centre with the occasional book readings and lectures. Probably better in the summer, when you can sit outside in the sun and people watch while enjoying your meal. I had the liver paté and bacon, which was super yummy, it's kinda pricy, but could be worse! The... More 

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37 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Went for an evening drink and found the ambiance relaxed and intimate..Found the concept of combining socializing and culture novel and unique. Owing to its central location next to the park that containing the royal palace, I found myself back again the same week and have to note that on a warm, sunny day its terrace is an unbeatable spot... More 

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Oslo, Norway
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The food has always been exellent at Cafe Oslo, but the service is hardly ever good. At my last visit the service was terrible - we waited and waited for everything - but when the food finaly came; oh my God! So my advice - go there when you have plenty of time and be patient, the food is wourth... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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82 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My first time to eat at Litteraturhuset café but have been there many times before whenever there is an occasion. This Café has a friendly relaxed atmosphere. The food is good, especially the fish 'Kveite', well-presented and delicious! The waiters are polite, friendly, well-trained and young. Here you can get to see, be seen and enjoy a nice meal for... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I have eaten at this café/restaurant several times. The position is central, and I enjoy the environment both inside and outside. I also love the concept: Food and culture. But the food and service is just OK. Yesterday I had a shrimp sandwich. The presentations was beautiful, but it was quite tasteless. This is often the case, I am afraid.

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Address: Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo 0167, Norway
Phone Number: 22 95 55 30
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
Cuisine: Norwegian, Café, Wine Bar

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