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Kafe Oslo Litteraturhuset

Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo 0167, Norway
22 95 55 30
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Ranked #351 of 935 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Brussels, Belgium
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Oslo
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213 reviews 213 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
331 helpful votes 331 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This place is great for lunch. Located near the Castle the place is very popular. The house is used to debates and litteratur discussions. Some of the debates are broadcastet on national TV (NRK) as well. The service is OK, and the Food is Nice. You may also be in luck and get a table outside.

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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The restaurant is better for cathering than for a couples dinner. I enjoyed a couple of meals there but service is rather poor.

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Oslo
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Nice combination of simple tasty food and literature. Good selection of beers too. Service not fast, but then again, this is Oslo... not New York...

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Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I went to Litteraturhuset to enjoy a Friday lunch with my Mum, and was highly disappointed. After having entered a gorgeous building and being met by an overall lovely atmosphere, we were both set for a nice meal - yet the continued experience unfortunately did not live up to the initial impressions. Firstly, we were not met by any waiters,... More

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Oslo, Norway
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71 reviews 71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This place has a relaxed athmosphere and the service is friendly. Try the herring! Very tasty and delicious.

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Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is a hidden pearle in Oslo. It's a combined drinking and reading experience. Don't miss out. My favorite place in Oslo!

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