What truly makes Oslo a great place for coffee, however, is that the affinity for the brew is combined with some serious efforts to prepare it in the best ways possible. A good number of independently-run coffee shops offer espresso drinks that alone are worth a trip to the city, according to some.
World-champion baristas import, roast, and grind coffee beans with great care and enthusiasm. With individual variations when it comes to roasting, and signature ways to pack the portafilters, there truly is a coffee scene to explore in Oslo. A piece of advice: Oslo’s artisan coffee bars are not the place to ask for decaf.
The coffee in Oslo is generally speaking lightly roast, which distinguishes it from that served most other places. It may be a bit of an acquired taste, but consider it part of the local cuisine and give it a couple of tries – we guarantee you’ll come to love it.
Guide to coffee shops
The following places are recommended for a coffee break out of the ordinary: