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“great place for wireless!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kafe Oslo Litteraturhuset

Kafe Oslo Litteraturhuset
Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo 0167, Norway
22 95 55 30
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Ranked #378 of 961 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.
Oslo, Norway
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“great place for wireless!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

great place for a sitdown with a coffee and wireless in the coach. Food is suppsed to be good, but varies..

Visited November 2011
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Oslo, Norway
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170 reviews 170 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
“Celebrity spotting and variable service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

I've never eaten here, just had something to drink. The place it self is nice enough, it's very popular among culture personalities, and the upper classes. A few years ago I enjoyed this place, the service was good, and they had good beer on tap (this was before Oslo's beer revolution.

Now the service is varying. I overheard a horrible waiter or maybe boss of some kind yell at a customer who was asking here about the reservation cards she was placing at the tables, shocking behavior! My wife and a friend was also rudely asked to leave during lunch time because they only had tea, as they wanted to seat guest who ordered food. But they were still allowed to buy very overpriced tea, from bags not fresh leaves. I've also had waiters who seem to hate their job, all the guests, and the place, and really wear this attutude not even trying to hide their distaste.

On the other hand, there is a really nice professional male waiter working here, who seems to understand the words customer service. If I was the owner I would chuck most of the ground staff out, and find people with some pride in what they do.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Never disappointed - the food is always good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

I like to meet friends after work at Kafe Oslo at Litteraturhuset in Oslo. Usually we eat dinner. I have never been disappointed - the dinner is always good and tasty and the staff is friendly. I have been to many restaurants in Europe with a Michelin star - the food/dinner at Kafe Oslo is better than at some of these restaurants. It is also a very relaxed ambience.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“OK spot for a simple dinner with colleagues and guests”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2011

Some say it is The place to be seen, but this is hardly the case. A cafe/restaurant in Oslo's Literature house, with quite reasonably priced food. Had a great experience with fillet of venison last time I went, but the food can be a bit dull also, don't expect gournet food.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Unpretentious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2010

Don't expect too much of the service here. This is in no way a gourmet place, but a café in the "house of literature", so a place to be and be seen if you are interested in culture. The place is quite popular, so can be crowded at times.

That said, it is quite all right to go here if you are just hungry or thirsty too. The food is straight, honest and quite good, and for Oslo, actually pretty good value. In the summer, there is good opportunity for al fresco.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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