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Kafe Oslo Litteraturhuset

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Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo 0167, Norway
+47 22 95 55 30
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10:00 - 00:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Oslo, Norway
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was pretty decent when it opened, but the last couple of times has been a complete disaster. So has the reviews in the Norwegian papers been. The last time I was there, tonight, my girlfriend got a halibut, that had already started the rottening process. I didn't taste it myself, luckily. I didn't have to either. It was... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I´ve always had great food when I´ve dined here in the past. However tonight something was wrong with the halibut. It was basically marinated in a a bed of salt that felt like sandpaper. This is the first time, ever complanining about the food in a restaurant, and I don´t do it lightly. But, that isn´t the worst part. I... More 

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Thank Julie S
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

The food is very nice, provided you are ok with not having lots of choice in the menu. The fish of the day was delicious and the American waitress who served our table was pleasantly funny, nice and extremely professional.

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Thank Valentina S
Oslo, Norway
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Went there to have some wine and a snack with some friends. We found a sunny spot on a chilly day. While two of us were in buying wine one of the waiters just removed the chairs, eith no excuses, apology or explanation - apart from this is not allowed. The same waitress also almost slammed the door in my... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Visited together with my sister for lunch and we both ordered the lasagna. The service was good and the the food arrived quickly. However, the lasagna was not warm and it had that taste of food that has been made in the morning and heated in a microwave just before serving. Not what you would expect at the price they... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

One of my favourite places to eat, work and drink some wine in Oslo! It is marvellous to sit on the terrace when it is sunny. Good coffee, nice interior.

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Palmefossen
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

The lasagne meal was completely overcooked, albeit not warm. In addition he place was noisy and service non-existent.

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Thank Lars H
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

This place is perfect for enjoying a long lunch, accompanied with a glass of wine and a book, in the sun. Packed with Norwegian journalists and politicians - still always room for a traveller. Enjoyed their vegetarian special of the day. Apparently the have different talks most days, but as I don't read Norwegian I wouldn't know what they're all... More 

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Thank Kylie J
Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

We had a lunch with a group here, loved the location and atmosphere - the place is a library and bistrot in one. The food was very nice, the restaurant offers good choice of fish, soups, salads. The portions are quite small, but it is tasty.

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Thank Tereza H
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2014

The vegetarian gnocci was alright in taste, though very little of the plate consisted of actual gnocci. I proceeded to have a piece of chocolate cake, because the gnocci didn't fill up a hungry stomach, only to find pieces of EGG SHELL in the cake! I notified the waiter of this, and I was sheepishly offered another piece, which I... More 

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Thank Kristina T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:30
Thursday
10:00 - 00:30
Friday
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo 0167, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 95 55 30
Description
On the ground floor of the House of Literature you find Kafé Oslo - Litteraturhuset's café, bar and restaurant, with tables both indoors and outdoors. Here you can get lunch or dinner, or just something to drink. The menu at Kafé Oslo's is changed frequently. The kitchen is open Monday-Saturday until 10 pm (closed 3.30-4 pm) and Sundays until 6 pm (lunch menu only). In the innermost end of the café you find LesBar (=Readable), with deep chairs with reading lamps and a comprehensive collection of newspapers and magazines. Kafé Oslo is a literature café with its own stage and regular events. Litteraturhuset (the House of Literature) opened in 2007 and is the first centre of its kind in Norway.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?