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Bardola Hoyfjellshotell, Geilo, Norway
+47 32 09 41 00
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A meal at Sofias Café & Bar at Bardola is an exciting and quite different...
A meal at Sofias Café & Bar at Bardola is an exciting and quite different experience in the mountain village Geilo. In this charming atmosphere you are yourself a part of the surroundings and experience the chef and waiter giving free rein to their imagination. Enjoy our fantastic home-made food and be inspired by creative recipes. Sofias is also known for its sweet confectionery, tempting cakes and tasty bread from its own bakery. And of course we have an international coffee menu.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best burger ever.

Sofa's cafe is a small restaurant with very good service and the best burger I have ever eaten. The price is reasonable. I would definitely return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Bernardo L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Sofa's cafe is a small restaurant with very good service and the best burger I have ever eaten. The price is reasonable. I would definitely return.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

We had the 'jim' s burger' and the Caesar salad. Total cost around £35 so typical Norwegian prices. Beautifully cooked and well presented burger and a couple of glasses of iced tap water to wash it all down with. A nice place.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is pleasant and the food is well presented. They have a more extensive menu but we stuck to bergers and club sandwiches. They were ok. My was the gluten, lactose free option and possibly suffered for this, but it was good to have the chance to eat a burger with everyone else. The surroundings are very pleasant and... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We stayed for one week in Geilo. When we asked our hotel to book a good restaurant in town, Sofia Cafe came top of the list. We were there with our 3y kid and we enjoy every minut there: warm place, very friendly & good (rare in this city) service by professional people. Food was also excellent: good balance between... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We have been to this awesome little boutique restaurant 2 years on the trot, the first year as a couple and the second as the full family with two young children (8&5 years). We visited this year on Christmas Day and it was phenomenal. The Reindeer is mouthwatering as is the beef, and the children's menu is small but perfect... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by staff at our hotel. It was a 30 minute walk and we wondered why she sent us to a place so far from our hotel. After arriving it became obvious that this was a special place. It has its own bakery so the bread was fresh. All four of us enjoyed our sandwiches and salads.... More 

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Vossevangen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Lunch at Sofias is a must when visiting Geilo. Try one of their sandwiches, personal favourites are the Club sandwich and the Pulled pork. Beware: the sadwiches are huge! They also serve nice dinners, and have the best spareribs west of Oslo:-) The service is prima, and the localities nice. They also sell fresh bread, olives, sweets and other goodies... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Don't let the somewhat cramped space scare you away. Very friendly waiter and excellent food more than compensates. We had Cesar sallad, Hamburger and Duo beef, then the carrot cake and the orange cheese cake, all very delicate and tasteful. We would love to return.

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Sandefjord, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

They have fresh bread in many varieties and the food is also of very good quality.It's always a great atmosphere inside and out.

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Sandefjord, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Small cafe/ restaurant at Bardøla hotel. We were seated right away by a nice Swedish waiter. I had the club sandwich, my daughters had nachos (it was a large portion) and hamburger. It was all very good, and presented very nicely. We did not have any dessert, but the cakes and baked goods at the counter all looked very good.... More 

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Address: Bardola Hoyfjellshotell, Geilo, Norway
Phone Number: +47 32 09 41 00
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Buskerud  >  Hol Municipality  >  Geilo

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  • Address: Bardola Hoyfjellshotell, Geilo, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Buskerud  >  Hol Municipality  >  Geilo
  • Phone Number: +47 32 09 41 00

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A meal at Sofias Café & Bar at Bardola is an exciting and quite different experience in the mountain village Geilo. In this charming atmosphere you are yourself a part of the surroundings and experience the chef and waiter giving free rein to their imagination. Enjoy our fantastic home-made food and be inspired by creative recipes. Sofias is also known for its sweet confectionery, tempting cakes and tasty bread from its own bakery. And of course we have an international coffee menu.

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