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Kafe Oslo Litteraturhuset

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Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo 0167, Norway
22 95 55 30
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Norwegian food, perfect atmosphere.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Tereza H
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Prague, Czech Republic
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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Prague, Czech Republic
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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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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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Brussels, Belgium
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Address: Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo 0167, Norway
Phone Number: 22 95 55 30
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
Cuisine: Cafe, European, Wine Bar, Norwegian

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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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