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Kafe Oslo Litteraturhuset

Cafe, European, Wine Bar, Norwegian
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Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo 0167, Norway
22 95 55 30
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: On the ground floor of the House of Literature you find Kafé Oslo -...
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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  • 18
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of my favourites

One of my favourite places to eat, work and drink some wine in Oslo! It is marvellous to sit on the terrace when it is sunny. Good coffee, nice interior.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
kirsijee
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Helsinki, Finland
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Oslo, Norway
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Visited together with my sister for lunch and we both ordered the lasagna. The service was good and the the food arrived quickly. However, the lasagna was not warm and it had that taste of food that has been made in the morning and heated in a microwave just before serving. Not what you would expect at the price they... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

One of my favourite places to eat, work and drink some wine in Oslo! It is marvellous to sit on the terrace when it is sunny. Good coffee, nice interior.

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Thank kirsijee
Palmefossen
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85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The lasagne meal was completely overcooked, albeit not warm. In addition he place was noisy and service non-existent.

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Thank Lars H
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This place is perfect for enjoying a long lunch, accompanied with a glass of wine and a book, in the sun. Packed with Norwegian journalists and politicians - still always room for a traveller. Enjoyed their vegetarian special of the day. Apparently the have different talks most days, but as I don't read Norwegian I wouldn't know what they're all... More 

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Thank Kylie J
Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We had a lunch with a group here, loved the location and atmosphere - the place is a library and bistrot in one. The food was very nice, the restaurant offers good choice of fish, soups, salads. The portions are quite small, but it is tasty.

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Thank Tereza H
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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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Thank Kristina T
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249 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Haarud
Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

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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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Thank radiv999
Salt Lake City, Utah
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126 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo 0167, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: 22 95 55 30

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, European, Wine Bar, Norwegian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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