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Belgian, International
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Reviewed August 4, 2019

Normally just available in the Netherlands but also on a quai square in Trondheim. A lot of variety in dips, delicious😋

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

I think an import part of running a successful business is friendliness and rapport with customers. Simen's (he pronounces it SIGH mun for obvious reasons) Isbar is a prime example of this. The ice cream, desserts, and cafe drinks are good and high quality, sure,...but it is the owner/operator, Simen, that makes it a special place you should go out of your way to visit. His pleasant banter while he prepares your order elevates the simple act of buying an ice cream cone from a vendor a better than ordinary experience while touring Trondheim. Sprinkles, sauces, dips and fruit are some of the great options. I personally recommend the fully loaded Belgian waffle plate! 65 nok? Unfortunately for me, he has a location just in front of my gym, and it is really hard to bypass on a sunny day by the waterfront. To just sit, relax, take in the sun and harbour views while enjoying gourmet ice cream. So, I recommend treating yourself to this experience and having this sweet memory of Trondheim.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

I was so happy when I found this ice cream gem! I wanted a non dairy milkshake, which was hard to find. But they made me a wonderful soy milkshake with Oreo and I loved it. I ended up buying it at both the places...they have in Trondheim. Unfortunately it was so warm (32 degrees C) and that made the ice cream melt for them. Except my soy, since they had that in the back. Would definitely recommend these two ice cream bars. And the staff was super sweet. 5 Stars from me!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Only tried the vegan milkshake - it was a bit watery and weird. It seemed rather popular though and with a good range of things on offer. The presentation was so-so, a bit messy and tired-looking.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Simen-Ismannen, Leder  at Simens Isbar Trondheim, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017
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Takk for at du tar deg tid til å skrive her på TripAdvisor. Alle tilbakemeldinger er viktig for oss og...More

Reviewed May 30, 2017

First I walked past this place and just thought: "Ice cream in Trondheim in March during a cold and rainy day? That's a bit crazy!" But after a few steps I turned because maybe I just felt like having ice cream is the right thing...for me now after walking much. I was there in the afternoon and I was the 9th customer that day. I had green tea and pistachio, if I remember right... Both were good! Maybe the circumstance that I was eating ice cream in that cold and rainy weather made it better because I just did what I wanted! Still it is good ice cream and the owner is a very nice and sympathetic man! And for Norway it was a good price! If I make it to Trondheim again, I will definitely come back!More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Simen-Ismannen, Daglig leder at Simens Isbar Trondheim, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review here on TripAdvisor. This is important to us. You are quite right, starting with an ice cream parlor in Trondheim, can sometimes cause some challenges, but it's also fun and makes me feel comfortable...More

Reviewed April 14, 2017

After reading good reviews on FB and other media, we decided to visit the place in order to have an opinion of our own. So we tasted 4 different scoops of their ice cream, but we weren't impressed at all. The quality is poor/mediocre. F.ex....the pistaccio flavour didn't taste like the real thing. The colour looked artificial and it also tasted like that. The consistance of all 4 flavours we tasted was hard and not as smooth as ice cream from an ice cream bar should be like. You can get the same ice cream in a regular supermarket, in a 2 lt box for the same price paid for 2 scoops almost. I don't expect every ice cream bar to make their own ice cream, but for that price, I expect more than the usual standarized supermarket icecream. They need to change a lot in order to meet the standards of a descent european ice cream bar/gelateria.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Simen-Ismannen, Eier at Simens Isbar Trondheim, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on TripAdvisor. It is important for us to hear all their opinions and we take in account what you write here. For your information, we have two leading ice cream manufacturers in Norway Hennig Olsen...More

Reviewed March 22, 2017

I've visited both the cozy place in T.Angells street and one of the booths... The service is always excellent, and you feel truly welcome as a customer. The menu is good and not overwhelming, with lots of delicious treats. I've tasted their "luxury" milkshake, their...home made brownie ice cake and just regular ice cream. It's pure heavenly calories. Go there to treat yourself and enjoy!More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Simen-Ismannen, Chef  at Simens Isbar Trondheim, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2017
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Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

We live in Trondheim, but every time my girlfriend and I go to Simens Isbar, we feel like we're on holiday. Delicious Belgian waffles, authentic, smooth hot cocoa, and the best ice cream and milkshakes - all of our favorite sweets in one humble, 50's...inspired shack. To top it off, Simen is the most inviting and sweet man you're going to meet in Trondheim (probably in all of Norway). Go there for coffee or sweets, and stay for the atmosphere and conversation. Vi gleder oss til neste vaffelbesøk, Simen!More

Date of visit: November 2016
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Simen-Ismannen, Daglig leder at Simens Isbar Trondheim, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2017
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Nok en gang - det er fantastisk gøy og drive et slikt sted hvor dere og andre blir så fornøyde...More

Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Most fabulous ice-cream store in town! Great service, and those waffles with ice-cream..wow! Go for it!

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Have you seen the face of a nine year old girl when she discovers that her hot cocoa comes with a large scoop of velvety vanilla ice cream? Or when she bites into a thick sweet belgian waffle? This is the kind of innocent pure...joy I am looking for when I take my kids out during the weekend. And this is the experience we have at Simen´s Ice cream parlor. And when the kids have stocked up on sugary treats, they can run around playing in and on local art, designed to challenge them physically. And I can enjoy my coffee, wrapped in a blanket, listening to soft music from the 50s and 60s, watching over the kids while they play. Add the smell from the ocean, a few feet away, and the recipe for replenishing a mother´s mind is complete.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Simen-Ismannen, Daglig leder at Simens Isbar Trondheim, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2016
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Så vakkert å lese - når du skriver om barna sine opplevelser, kjenner jeg at du treffer en noe inne...More

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