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Kafe Oslo Litteraturhuset

#541 of 1,228 Restaurants in Oslo
££ - £££, Cafe, European
Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo 0167, Norway
+47 21 54 85 71
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good45%
  • Average25%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“salad” (3 reviews)
“shrimp” (2 reviews)
“sunny day” (3 reviews)
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Scandinavian, Cafe, European, Norwegian
££ - £££
Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo 0167, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here lots of times, but have stuck to the shrimp sandwich and ordered at the bar, because the service is well known to be bad. The waiters are beyond rude, the customer are never right, even if you get the wrong order...More

Thank mo2915
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Nice and friendly restaurant with a wonderful garden. Tasty food, and excellent evening-programs, in the name of literature.

Thank Cecilia H
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Had a dinner there in the middle of week on a wednesday. Not too much people inside, but the waiters was too busy talking to each other than dealing with guests. Food was ok, but not so warm. When I payed the bill, I mentioned...More

1  Thank Jan K
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Avoid the blond boygirl waitress that likes to lecture customers. Facilities nice but waitress was very rude.

1  Thank Cajat87
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We go there often, we love the vegetarian lasagna and the really good vine. The atmosphere is really great and friendly Strongly recommended

Thank idrizis
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We had dinner outside here on our first day in Oslo as it was near our hotel. Everyone there seemed to be relaxed and having fun. There was a table of 4 guys playing backgammon who seemed to be old friends. Easy to just have...More

Thank R L
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Its a nice place to go usually, and I've been here lots of times. The food is ok, and its a nice place to watch people and have a nice drink with friends. This summer I wanted to eat outside, and the staff was even...More

Thank trickmouse
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Central location just behind the park Slottsparken and the royal castle. Very popular place and we visited on a sunny day. The typical customer that day was a middle-aged woman with a glass of wine and a shrimp sandwich chatting with her friends. Sitting outside...More

Thank glamourprincess
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This cafe and restaurant is a decent and comfortable place to sit and read by the lovely bookshop, gently chat and discover a nice selection of new Norwegian brewing gems or enjoying a glass of wine (wines available by the glass are good and well...More

Thank Seba_Gosia
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Finally a restaurant in Oslo serving honest food for a decent price, including good friendly service and surprisingly better fish than Solsiden on the waterfront. You can also have a conversation here without music drowning out the customers. Recommended!

Thank jamesef987
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Scandinavian, Cafe, European, Norwegian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 01:30
10:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo 0167, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 21 54 85 71
  • E-mail
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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