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$8 - $34
Cafe, Scandinavian, Norwegian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Great food
1. Great food
"Charming little place. The coffee / restaurant is great."
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2. Pancakes and cafe
2. Pancakes and cafe
"A perfect place for Great Norwegian pancakes and cup of coffee!"
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3. Amazing landscape
3. Amazing landscape
"An amazing cafe in the most beautiful landscape!"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This cafe with their delightful owners became our “go-to” restaurant four days in a row while on vacation. We couldn’t get enough of their fish soup, fish and chips, bouillabaisse, meat balls and traditional Norwegian dishes. They even had my favorite crème brûlée! The cafe...and scenic location was beyond charming. These four women from New Orleans were quite impressed and we do not get impressed easily!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed September 8, 2021

We often come out to Glesvær from Bergen and enjoy both the food and the interior of the cafe which is full of old shop objects and reminiscent of the merchants who once lived here. And of course the landscape around the place is lovely....When the weather permits we generally eat outside, looking at the sea and the boats. A favourite meal nowadays is the fish and chips plate - very good and fresh fish, and the salad and chips just right. However, the bouillabaisse is very good also. The staff is always pleasant.More

Date of visit: June 2021
jon Steinar M, Eier at Glesvaer Kafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2021

Thanks for the nice feedback. Nice that you like fish & chips and boulliabaisse. Welcome back !

Reviewed May 21, 2020

We had a nice little tour in Glesvær. Charming little place. The coffee / restaurant is great. Not the best coffee in the world but the atmosphere is nice and relaxing. Worth the trip.

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

An amazing cafe in the most beautiful landscape! A perfect place for Great Norwegian pancakes and cup of coffee! The owner John is a very good singer and interesting person. We loved our visit

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

We came for the lunch with my wife. The owner was really kind, he spoke French with us and explained us all the meals. We ordered a fresh and homemade Fish & Chips and a typical soup with meat, sausage and vegetables. It was delicious,...we finished all the plates! For the deserts, we've taken a carrot cake and an apple cake, both homemade and fresh. We loved it, specially with the vanilla ice cream (you can even choose whipped cream instead if you want). You can help yourself for the coffee and the tea. The restaurant is not just a restaurant: you can buy sweets, drinks, fishing accessories and admire the decoration (ceiling, painting, old boxes, flowers etc.). Located at the end of the road, you will have a beautiful view on the sea. Sometimes, you will have the chance to listen to live music.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

I have come here before with guests from overseas and have had good food with good service. Especially good when the Swedish chef was serving. This time I took a Finnish guest. We both ordered fish soup as main course. The flavour was a good...base but I counted 2 small pieces of fish, 4 very small overcooked prawns and 3 slices of carrot. My guest said the same. It definitely was not worth the price. The place needs a welcoming person. Sadly the Swedish chef is gone. Also needs a dessert menu and prices on items for sale. Slack. I hopeMore

Date of visit: March 2019
jon Steinar M, Daglig leder at Glesvaer Kafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2019

We regret that you were not satisfied with your visit and the fish soup. Not happy guests are not good. We try to have both an ok menu, pleasant staff and good service. At times we can be thinly staffed and it can and go...More

Reviewed September 21, 2018

Hi all, I will just echo a recent review to say the history shared, a couple of fun sing alongside, and hot tea and pancake + jam + cream were a welcome respite on a rainy day. Visited as part of a tour.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 11, 2018

We visited on August 21, 2018 with a tour group and the owner/manager Jon Steinar made us fresh pancakes with cream & strawberries, while leading us in singing some Norwegian songs. The colors of the various fishing village wooden buildings North Sea waters as we...were blessed with sunshine and a mild breeze. Well worth the scenic drive. Also enjoyed the Televag museum including the overlook of the fishing village destroyed by the Gestapo [now totally restored and active].More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Loved the pancakes and the singalong. Along with the history lesson. The views across the harbour are great too.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed May 2, 2017

nice place to visit and have walk,fun and swim. Everything you need for one day tour/visit. Personell are very helpfull and nice to interact.

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

We dropped by this cafe after driving around the outskirts of Bergen. When we entered we saw that it was also a gift shop selling a variety of interesting tin boxes, mugs & knick knacks. The service was excellent. As we were a large group...they voluntarily arranged the tables for us to accommodate all of us and explained the menu and the ingredients. We enjoyed the cakes & pies with ice cream and sampled their soup dishes. All good. The proprietor advised us to take a walk round to the back of the cafe to enjoy the views and took a picture of our group to share with the seminar that he was attending that day. The topic was TOURISM!! As you sit outside just enjoying the majestic scenery and silence with the sound of waves on the shore, you feel totally at peace with the world. Well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: December 2016
Reviewed December 5, 2016

Mattis and staff really were welcoming and friendly. being a veggie the chef whipped up two great dinners over the wknd. drinks selection good and Mattis' knowledge extensive.

Date of visit: December 2016
Reviewed August 14, 2016

We went for a drive through the country with some Bergen friends who had never been here. I read about the Café in the Bergen tourist bureau guide book. We walked around the small village and then had fish soup and a beer which was...very tasty.More

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed July 22, 2016

My wife and I drove to the coast for the day, some 45 minutes from our hotel in central Bergen. After walking around the pretty harbour and enjoying the views, we decided to have lunch at the Glesvaer cafe. Earlier we had seen two separate...coach parties come and go after a brief stop for pancakes at the cafe. Fortunately, when we wanted lunch there were plenty of tables available. There was a menu of some 10 Norwegian staples (with the emphasis on fish and stews). We both went for meatballs. These were served with cranberry sauce. Vegetables were new potatoes, carrots and mushy peas (not normally enjoyed but these were surprisingly appealing). Service was friendly and the meal was very satisfying. With no room left for desserts, the bill was very reasonable by Norwegian standards. Wifi was available in the Glesvaer cafe.More

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed July 15, 2016

If you have the opportunity stop by this cafe for a friendly greeting and a delicious pancake with sour cream and strawberry jam. The little fishing village surrounding it is great for photos.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Response from JSMIDLANG | Property representative |
45 min With bus from Bergen. Skyss.no Look for Sotra sør (Telavåg/Glesvær.. The bus stops yust beside the cafe. Welcom !
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5