cafés & diners

Fancy a latte? There are plenty to choose from and we norwegians love socializing in a cozy café or diner. Most of these places are also places to go out at night. Check some of them in the Nightlife section.


{ Grünerløkka }
Øvrefoss 4
Liebling is a little piece of Berlin right in the middle of Oslo. A café with cheap breakfast and lunch options, combined with a delicate corner shop also offering German beer and wine from 17:00. Liebling has an informal continental atmosphere, with ever-friendly staff. You might even stumble upon a concert on the premises if you visit during a weekend. 

{ Downtown }
Storgaten 2
One of the popular coffee chains in Oslo, filled with stressed out people in suits being late for their meetings – just for that regular taste of morning coffee.

{ Grønland }
Brugata 17
Grønland’s equivalent to Kaffebrenneriet with three stores located near the area of Grønland.

Tim Wendelboe
{ Grünerløkka }
Grünersgate 1
Oslo’s best coffee. Presise, passionate, knowledged and charming. Tim Wendelboe and his employees focus on quality and this is well known. The price is above average but so is the coffee. They’ve won awards and has been featured in magasines.

Fuglen Café
{ Downtown }
Universitetsgaten 2
Fuglen (the bird) is inspired by the 60’s and 70’s and can remind you of your grandparents interior – in other words it’s retro. In the evening Fuglen turn into a cocktail bar.

{ Grünerløkka }
Toftesgate 48
Definately the place to go if you have a sweet tooth. They serve a great selection of hot chocolate, coffee, smoothies, cookies and salads.

Oslo Mekaniske Verksted
{ Grønland }
Tøyenbekken 34
Chill atmosphere, nice people and best of all – you can bring your own food. They have takeout menus instead of their own, so you can order whatever from the takeouts nearby. It’s in the same building as the theatre “The house of drama”. People in the neighborhood usually hang here, especially in the summer when you can sit outside.


{ Downtown }
Thorvald Meyers gate 59
Bacon & eggs, pancakes, various flavoured milkshakes, popcorn and more. Ryes is your stereotypical american inspired diner with elements from the fifties. The price is reasonable and the staff is nice. Also a popular club at night.


The Nighthawk Diner (TND)
{ Grünerløkka}
Seilduksgata 15
Truly dedicated to the american thirties theme, walking into TND can feel like a time travel. Price over the average, but they have a better menu than their competitors and most of the food is organic. They also have a good selection of imported beer, cocktails and wine.

{ Downtown }
Pløensgate 4
If you are planning a night out, Q is a popular place to start. Grab a burger and a beer in this 70′s inspired diner.