Coffee in Oslo

Explore Oslo’s coffee scene

Norwegians drink more coffee than most, and Oslo is heaven for coffee lovers.

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.

Mocca kaffebar & brenneri
Mocca kaffebar & brenneri
Photo: Rasmus Helgebostad

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:

Facts: Norwegian coffee drinkers

  • 9 out of 10 adults drink coffee.

  • 2 out of 3 drink coffee every day.

  • The average coffee drinker has almost 4 cups per day.

  • 2 out of 3 have a coffee maker at home.

  • 47 % reckon coffee is healthy, only 7 % consider it not healthy.


(Norsk Kaffeinformasjon)