This part of Ullevålsveien has a great blend of delis, fruit and vegetable shops, florists and second-hand bookshops. There is no sign outside Java Espressobar, but perhaps this just makes it easy to recognize. The tiny coffee shop has quite an artistic and interesting interior. Smokers have to sit outdoors on benches all year round, where they can enjoy the view of hilly St. Hanshaugen Park. Non-smoking guests can sit inside on high barstools. Experienced and service-minded staff prepare all types of coffee varieties.
If you're looking for a place to sample innovative dishes made with authentic, fresh ingredients, Arakataka offers diners the opportunity to do just that. From the chic contemporary décor to the creatively put together menu, it's evident that every aspect of the dining experience is important to them. The menu change daily, and offers a three course and a five course tasting menu at a fixed price. With a relaxed ambiance, good food and a nice selection of wines, it's the perfect place for a dinner out with friends or someone special. Sample a wonderful selection of local produce like fresh seafood, oysters, lamb and veal cooked to perfection. For reservations give them a call.
Bright, colorful and friendly; Mister India has been serving up regional Indian specialties for more than a decade. Popular with locals and tourists alike, the restaurant has succesfully melded authentic flavors with local ingredients, producing an interesting, and delicious fusion of East and West. With generous portions and warm ambiance it's the perfect place for a group outing or a family meal. The variety of dishes include tasty curries, tandoori specialties and savory starters. Interesting dishes include the Meen Polli Chattu, made with local Norwegian salmon in Indian spices and Maan Kurma, prepared in Indian style with Reindeer meat. For reservations, give them a call.
Kverneriet is a local chain that has carved a niche for themselves with their excellent burgers and fries. Their branch in Majorstuen is a popular spot among the young and old who throng here to savor their signature burgers like Barbecue Dreams, Umami and Asian Sensation. You can see the passion for their food in the tiniest details starting from the bun, patties, toppings, to the fries. Besides a good list of alcoholic beverages, they also have options for teetotalers. The ambiance looks rather fancy for a fast food place with high ceilings, white brick exposed walls, low hanging, ambient lighting, and glass front. Such a great setting and affordable food makes eating at Kverneriet a steal.
Nestled in the trendy suburb of Grünerløkka, Liebling is a Berlin-inspired cafe founded by Kati and Ola in 2010. Not your run-of-the-mill cafe, Liebling likes to keep things interesting and delightfully eccentric. The cafe doubles up as a shop that sells novelty items like fart cushions, design lamps, mustache wax, German mustard and others. On the culinary end, this charming cafe serves a host of Berlin eats such as breads, meats, cereal and more. The coffee is freshly brewed at all times on a batch brewer, and roast is delivered by Supreme Roastworks. The decor of Liebling is bright and peppy, speckled with quirky items and objets d'art, and there's never a dull moment here.
With multiple locations across the city, Deli de Luca is a well known chain of cafes and convenience stores. A unique concept, the place is perfect whether you're looking to pick up staples and groceries or you just want a quick bite on the go. With a selection of coffees, ready to eat meals, sandwiches and savory bites; it's a popular spot during lunch with office goers stopping by to pick up a quick meal.
A comfortable, casual family friendly restaurant, Jensen's Bøfhus is a well known chain of steak houses. Known for their huge portions and delicious steaks, stop by for a lively dinner out with colleagues or friends. Located in the city center, this branch is popular with tourists as well as professionals especially for their value for money set price lunch menus. A good place to bring kids, they'll enjoy the special play area, and children's menu. For additional details, visit the website.
Joe & The Juice outlets are quite popular in Scandinavian countries, thanks to the wide range of fresh juices and shakes and varied combinations thereof that they serve. Apart from these refreshing and vibrant juices that instantly energize you, they also have a good selection of scrumptious club sandwiches that incorporate guacamole, chicken, tuna and cheeses. They also serve some really awesome coffees and teas. Joe & the Juice also boasts of a nice service and fair prices; definitely worth a shot.
Whether you wish to enjoy well-crafted drinks, dig into authentic Scandinavian cuisine or dance till wee hours of the night, LaWo is the place to be. This vivacious spot is a haunt for locals and travelers alike and comes most recommended on weekends when the ambiance here is at its euphoric best. The interior is decked up in electric lights that create a dramatic effect; here talented DJs keep the crowd grooving. LaWo also has an intimate lounge where you can unwind and relax your worked up legs while sipping on cocktails. LaWo's extended outdoor seating is explored by many for a laid-back brunch.
Since 1894, W. B. Samson has been providing locals and tourists alike, a lovely supply of freshly baked good, pastries and sandwiches. Something of a local institution, there are several outlets across the city. A nice place to stop by for a quick bite or a decadent dessert, or even to pick up some sweet treats for a special occasion. You'll be very tempted by their attractive display case, making it hard to pick what to try. Local favorites include Skuleboller, Macarunes and Hazelnut Torte. The bakery also takes special orders and caters for events. For details, give them a call.
Kaffebrenneriet is a popular chain of coffee stores spread out across the city. With bright colorful furniture, laid back atmosphere and the wonderful aroma of freshly brewing coffee, it provides a lovely atmosphere to stop and take a break. Whether you settle in to one of the colorful beanbags, or out on the patio, it provides a welcome break in a hectic schedule. They serve up a nice selection of cappucinos, espressos and cafe au Laits, prepareed with their freshly roasted selection of beans from around the world. You can even pick up some coffee for later consumption by the kilo. The cafe also has a nice variety of freshly baked goods, sandwiches and quick bites, to appease those hunger pangs.