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Cafe Stift

Kirkegata 41, Lillehammer 2609, Norway
+47 940 53 179
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“pulled beef” (2 reviews)
“sandwich” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Bar, International, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Kirkegata 41, Lillehammer 2609, Norway
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1 - 10 of 28 reviews

Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Lovely little place with confidence sofas and retro deco, good music and tasty food. Home made iced teas are a must

Thank GarethAlwyn
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Really good pulled beef nachos. Nice and trendy atmosphere. Excellent choice of funky music when we visited.

Thank jfweden
Reviewed July 6, 2017

Cafe Stift is an pleasant informal place for every time of the day. Coffee is fine and also the burger. Service is ok. You can sit inside and outside. They also organize performances.

1  Thank Ronald B
Reviewed July 5, 2017

Our absolute favorite place for lunch, dinner or concert with some drinks. Have had many great dining experiences here. Great service, good prices.

Thank Joseph V
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Love the atmosphere! Charming place with nice drinks and good music. Centrally located close to the railway station, perfect while waiting for your train!

1  Thank tuvagr
Cafestift, Manager at Cafe Stift, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2017

Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking time to say a few good words about Stift.

Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Were looking for somewhere with decent lunch that catered for vegetarian and gluten free and weren't disappointed! I had the beef strip sandwich (gluten free) and my friend had the vegetarian. Great combination of onions, peppers, salad and beef on two pieces of gluten free...More

1  Thank Sam F
Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Good food today. It usually is. I've only had a couple of less-that-average-meals here since they opened. Bought a pulled beef nacho plate this time. Good beef. Nice glob of guac, sour cream and salsa. Nice stringy, chewy cheese. If you look hard for something...More

1  Thank MickeG70
Reviewed August 4, 2016

Looking for a quick lunch and some thing different try this spot Good service and great food and also very busy spot Give it a try.

Thank Doug M
Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Nice location in the old bank building. Cultural arena with art that is changed regularly and you can even buy it. Exciting new dishes. F.example the browncheese-icecream. Nice and cool staff, student friendly prices. This place is good for lunch, to have a beer or...More

Thank Anne K
Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Good coffee and luckily for us, high chairs were available, very fun kilt spray painted gold. No food available as such and a little quiet, but some good muffins and friendly staff!

Thank thehungrydaydreamer
Cafestift, Manager at Cafe Stift, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2016

Hello and thank you for the review! Yes, you came to us on a day the kitchen was unfortunately not open! Kitchen open Tuesday-Saturday from 12:00. Hope to see you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $30
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kirkegata 41, Lillehammer 2609, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oppland  >  Lillehammer
  • Phone Number: +47 940 53 179
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After arriving into Lillehammer via train and taking a three minute stroll, you begin to see the sweet quaintness Lillehammer has to offer. Another minute of walking and you meet the historic Kulturhuset Banken, the culture house of Lillehammer. Set on the first floor of Kulturhuset Banken you will find Cafe Stift. In warmer months, the cafe expands onto the front stone courtyard of the building, creating a perfect alfresco feel to enjoy the great outdoors. Inside the cafe, you can see and feel the timeless culture. Having been built in 1895, with high ceilings, antique chandeliers, original windows and woodwork, you wish the walls could talk. The natural and classic environment set by the Kulturhuset Banken combined with Cafe Stifts' new and original vibe sets an undeniable atmosphere, adding to the lovely Lillehammer, to enjoy within the company of a friend, family, or yourself. Hjertelig velkommen til oss på Cafe Stiff!
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