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  • Hidden spots, back roads and mythologies in Oslo

    places in the city that make oslo rich and unique. some of the listings are the last remnants from an elegantly disheveled past, others just feel that way.

    • Oct 2019
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  • Akers Elva

    1

    Garden

    the river which runs through oslo. start up north by sannergata and then follow it south to see mills, design schools, cafés, pedestrian-only suspension bridges

  • Sagene Lunsjbar

    2

    Breakfast

    legendary spot in 1800s setting for a proper “carriage breakfast” – meals made for horse carriage drivers in olden times: lots of eggs, bacon, fried potatoes.

  • Supreme Roastworks

    3

    Coffee Shop

    in the heart of grünerløkka, a coffee bar + roastery serving lovely espresso drinks. If packed, take your order to go for a stroll along the river akerselva!

  • Liebling

    4

    Café

    the kind of unpretentious berlin-inspired shabby bohemian daytime spot you might have loved in your 20s... good for seeing what the kids are up to these days.

  • Godt Brød

    5

    Bakery

    really good bakery local to grünerløkka, where if you want to feel like a local, then arrive early in the morning. my younger brother used to bake bread here.

  • Mathallen Oslo

    6

    Food Court

    bonafide food hall and produce market in a formerly industrial quarter of town that's gentrifiying, for better or worse. norwegians making non-norwegian food.

  • Barramon

    7

    Tapas

    located in the food hall, this particular spot comes highly recommended, offering pintxos, tapas etc in a cafeteria style setting.

  • Kampen Bistro

    8

    Bar

    in kampen, an area once known as “petrograd" because so many communists lived in this bucolic neighborhood, find your oasis at this splendid bistro / tavern.

  • Olympen

    9

    Bar

    for a very old school, ancient oslo bar experience, lompen's a real working class dive that is slowly being overtaken by hipsters yet still worth the visit.

  • Fiskeriet

    10

    Fish Market

    this is the fish market that's also a seafood hall with stalls and restaurants. everything from whale carpaccio to oysters.

  • SALT

    11

    Exhibit

    floating saunas have become a thing in oslo. this one is a modern take in a modern market with bar, DJs. others like måken (the seagull) are built to look old .

  • Rådhusbrygga

    12

    Piers

    to me, oslo is buying freshly steamed shrimps directly from fishing boats by city hall pier (rådhusbrygga). sit nearby to peel them yourself. enjoy with bread!

  • Spikersuppa

    13

    Park

    one of the city's most beautiful pocket parks, an oasis with fountains during the summer and skating rinks in the winter and markets nearby.

  • Ett Bord

    14

    Scandinavian

    built on a very scandinavian philosophy of sharing meals over a common table where every guest is treated as equal. a bit socialist, a bit hippy, but also fun.

  • Kolonihagen Frogner

    15

    Restaurant

    urban farm to table fare - økologisk gastronomi - in a secret courtyard. a kolonihage is an allotment garden (like a community garden but with individual lots).

  • À L’aise

    16

    French

    nordic restaurant with french-inspired menu gets a lot of buzz. given prices in norway, might be better for lunch rather than dinner. either way, a splurge.

Christian Svanes Kolding

Christian Svanes Kolding