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#126 of 1,235 Restaurants in Oslo
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Local cuisine, Italian, Norwegian, Dining bars, Vegetarian Friendly
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 09/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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I de gamle basarhallene i Kirkeristen finner du oss, omringet av historiske omgivelser og med førsteklasses utsikt over det yrende livet i Karl Johan. I dette kompromisset mellom det klassiske og moderne har vi skapt en særegen, cathedralsk atmosfære. Tiden står stille, på et vis. Her kan du starte dagen med en kopp rykende fersk kaffe mens resten av byen våkner til liv. Eller du kan sitte til langt på kveld og spise steinovnsbakt pizza mens du ser oslofolk og turister haste forbi. Rettene våre er laget av norske og italienske råvarer av skikkelig kvalitet og er sterkt inspirert av det italienske kjøkken. Men det betyr ikke at vi lager mat fra Italia. Vi lager mat fra hjertet. Vi tror nemlig
PRICE RANGE
$4 - $31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Norwegian, Dining bars
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful customer service. Mostly Italian food but I wanted to try Norwegian food. I ordered a reindeer steak with a side of potatoes, white asparagus, green asparagus and jam. It was absolutely amazing. Be sure to order the reindeer steak medium rare because medium was...too well done . Wonderful location for people watching and in a nice downtown shopping area. Very close to the orchestra building.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm really disappointed from the service! The restaurant was almost empty and we've waited 20+ minutes fr the waiters but they seemed not to care at all. On our way to the exit, the waiter said they were too busy - yea too busy to...chat each other. I dont recommend this place anyone .More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised. The food was awesome, we came back a second time, the service was very friendly and prompt and we had a great view sitting on the balcony. Prices were more reasonable than we expected

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 16, 2022

Went there for a saturday brunch and had a lovely time. The location is excellent, really nice just to sit and have drink as well. Got the omelette with mushrooms and strawberry lemonade. The omelette was pretty good, loved the lemonade and the bread that...came with the dish was excellent. I'm a big sucker for bread with butter, so I was pretty happy. Service was ok.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2022 via mobile

It was a so so experience. Since the host discrimination technique, to a meal with a description not meeting that you are being served at all. First bad experience in this beautiful country! There are a lot of other places to eat and receive what...you expect and according to what you are paying.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2022

A great central location with outside seats providing a lovely vibe. The food is local and quickly served. The Reindeer streak is very good, as are other dishes. Highly recommended for an exposure to real Oslo at a good price.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022

Sitting outside can be a problem due to small non-smoking area, our waiter moved us up to the terrace away from all the smokers, We shared a pepperoni pizza and a cabrese salad - no issues in gaining an extra two plates. Our service was...fast and efficient.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Fanny BO Farestad, Daglig leder at Cafe Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2022

Hi, Thank your for your feedback. I am happy to hear that you had a great experience! We welcome you back on another occasion. Best regards, Fanny

Reviewed June 30, 2022 via mobile

I ordered Prosciutto crudo pizza but was served a pizza topped with salsiccia. When the waiter approached, I told him that instead of dry cured ham the pizza had sausage on top of it. The waiter was apologetic and confessed I was not the first...to notice. No discount or extras were offered.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Fanny BO Farestad, Daglig leder at Cafe Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2022

Hi, thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry to hear that the meal didnt meet your expectations. We'll take your feedback back with us. We would like to get in touch with you, please send an email to info@cafecathedral.no Best regards Fanny |...More

Reviewed June 29, 2022

Well, if you’re looking for a place to grab a hearty meal in a comfortable location, this is a good spot along the Karl Josef Gate. We had pasta both nights - one night with pesto chicken and the other with salmon. The dishes were...good and hearty though I would have appreciated another sprig of broccoli. The wine was ok - riposso? The only red by the glass. The experience was really made by the staff person we had each night. Our waitress, Olga, the first night was friendly, personable, and we really enjoyed talking with her. Our waitress the second time, Eleonora? Seemed very unhappy - not at all talkatve and no conversational skills whatsoever. She was fast to serve us and competent but we missed Olga. Attached to the church, it’s interesting to eat somewhere like this and we always enjoy sitting outdoors for a leisurely meal.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Fanny BO Farestad, Daglig leder at Cafe Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2022

Hi Mary, Thank your for your feedback. I am happy to hear that you had two great experiences and enjoyed our food, service and location. We will make sure to let Olga know you enjoyed her service. We welcome you back on another occasion. Best...More

Reviewed June 28, 2022

We were able to walk up and get a table almost immediately, in what was a busy evening. Nice staff, good service, good hot on arrival. No complaints.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Fanny BO Farestad, Daglig leder at Cafe Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2022

Hi, Thank your for your feedback. I am happy to hear that you had a great experience and enjoyed our food, service and location. We welcome you back on another occasion. Best regards, Fanny

Reviewed June 23, 2022 via mobile

Attentive staff, delicious food, Best views We loved our food at cafe cathedral . The staff was attentive, pleasant and smiling. The food was delicious. We all ordered pasta and bruschetta and it was delicious . Our waitress Eva was very kind and quickly got...our food .On the steep side but excellent choice . Must visit, also for the views of the street .More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Fanny BO Farestad, Daglig leder at Cafe Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2022

Hi, Thank your for your feedback. I am happy to hear that you had a great experience! We welcome you back on another occasion. Best regards, Fanny

Reviewed June 21, 2022 via mobile

The food was simply awful! It was a rip off, considering we paid 717 NOK. Both the salmon pasta and Caesar salad tasted like they were cooked by someone with no culinary skills at all.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Fanny BO Farestad, Daglig leder at Cafe Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2022

Hi, thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry to hear that the meal didnt meet your expectations. We'll take your feedback back with us. We would like to get in touch with you, please send an email to info@cafecathedral.no Best regards Fanny |...More

Reviewed June 14, 2022

My work mates and I took a week long business trip to Oslo. Some of us were fortunate enough to bring our spouses. We happened upon this neat restaurant after spending the afternoon becoming familiar with the city. My wife and I picked it out...as it had some great outdoor seating. We had an outstanding waitress. I forget her name, but I do know she was Greek. It might have been Eleni. Regardless, all of us had an enjoyable first meal at the cathedral. We tried the local Norwegian beer, Hansa. My friends ordered a white pizza with mushrooms and reindeer. Although he finished it, he did comment that reindeer should NOT go on pizza. My other friends ordered the pasta with shrimp in a garlic sauce. My wife ordered the salmon served over broccoli and noodles. I opted for the pesto chicken with pasta. All in all, everyone enjoyed their meals. I would definitely recommend a dinner here.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Fanny BO Farestad, Daglig leder at Cafe Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2022

HiJim W, Thank your for your feedback. I am happy to hear that you had a great experience and enjoyed our food and location. We welcome you all back on another occasion. Best regards, Fanny

Reviewed June 13, 2022

One of our best meals in Oslo. The patio offers a quiet setting to visit and enjoy a meal. Architecture gives it a Tuscan feel. Service was prompt and polite. Pizzas, pastas, etc...well worth a visit.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Fanny BO Farestad, Daglig leder at Cafe Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2022

Hi Lisa, Thank your for your feedback. I am happy to hear that you had a great experience and enjoyed our food and location. We welcome you back on another occasion. Best regards, Fanny

Reviewed June 5, 2022

Our first choice was full ( make reservations on a Saturday night in Oslo!) so we stumbled across cafe cathedral. It also looked full, som tourists some locals and they were able to seat us. We chose inside as there was a lot of smokers...but the patio did look nice on a very pleasant evening. I had the salmon pasta, daughter had a pizza and husband a calzone. It was all very good, not great but we were all happy Took 3 tries and alot if waiting for the bill but the waiters all nice and friendly even though they weren’t attentive. Rating is for the food.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Fanny BO Farestad, Daglig leder at Cafe Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2022

Hi Sharon D, Thank your for your feedback. I am happy to hear that you had a great experience and enjoyed our food and location. We welcome you back on another occasion. Best regards, Fanny

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Yes, Cafe Cathedral is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Cafe Cathedral is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5