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Cafe Ibsen

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
Loekkestredet 7, Grimstad 4876, Norway
+47 909 12 931
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“quiche” (2 reviews)
“pasta” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Loekkestredet 7, Grimstad 4876, Norway
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1 - 10 of 19 reviews

Reviewed August 8, 2018

This place had a serious upgrading in the last years. Now they have really great food there, especially the quiche with spinach which is just awesome. Quite pricy but totally worth it. Nice place otherwise, a lot of cosy corners to sit in :)

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank traveling_the_galaxy
Reviewed March 19, 2018

Delightful hostess who cooks all the food and runs the place with great joy and energy, copious fresh breakfast, quiet, peaceful room, Victorian Scandinavian decor, great location. History and beauty combined.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed August 20, 2017

So cosy and charming. Feels like going back in time. The food is good. We had cake and coffee. A little expensive but worth it. Definitely going back here.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Willy W
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Cafe Ibsen is a very cool cafe during the day, either outdoors in the sun on one of their lovely patios or inside in the cozy 1800th century-style atmosphere.. After 5 pm every day the place turns into a great little gem of an Italian...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank hannah karine g
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Some of the most charming cafees in Norway,we have several charming cafees in Grimstad,but this one is exeptional..Nice staff and tasty Food.. Higly recommendable

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank JJThaule
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

Cafe Ibsen is a lovely little café which turns into an Italian restaurant after 5 pm. The atmosphere inside is like being in the late 19th century with plush and some almost royal furniture and wooden rooms. Upstairs you can sit in a room to...More

Date of visit: August 2016
1  Thank release91
Reviewed December 19, 2016

A cafe for breakfast or lunch. Been known as the most charming cafe in Norway. Home made food and very good cakes.

Date of visit: July 2016
1  Thank jan372016
Reviewed September 13, 2016

First of all, it is not very common to enter such a small sleepy southern town in Norway and find out from Tripadvisor that there are over 30 restaurants within walking range of the hotel and over half of them are still open after 8pm....More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Marius L
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

I only had a drink here so can't comment on the food but the decor is lovely including the roof terrace. The tables and chairs are reminiscent of the 30s

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank 447carolinek
Reviewed July 24, 2016

It is the old house across the alley from Ibsen Museum, it has some light meals and home made olive oil and vinegar for sell. The Greek salad and the mango salad dressing is the highlight. The quiche is a bit too soft but tasted...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Zhozho
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
4:15 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loekkestredet 7, Grimstad 4876, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Southern Norway  >  Aust-Agder  >  Grimstad
  • Phone Number: +47 909 12 931
Cozy Café with good homemade food located next to the Ibsen Museum
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