Food and wine
The 6 best places to enjoy brunch in Oslo
Looking for a place where you and your group of friends can enjoy a tasty brunch? Check out our list for the best places in Oslo.
Brunch is not a new phenomenon. It started in London over 100 years ago and was defined as a late and social Sunday breakfast, often served with alcohol. Brunch involves poached eggs, waffles, pancakes, avocado toast, a bowl of acai and perhaps a small (or big) mimosa.
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The trend has also come to Norway now, and many eateries have embraced it with fresh and inviting menus.
Check out our list of best places to eat brunch in Oslo
Vespa & Humla - food served on a cutting board
Vespa & Humla is a welcoming café and restaurant where you will always find locals from the Grünerløkka neighbourhood, as well as from other places in Oslo. They offer breakfast served on a cutting board, as well as fresh pasta and sourdough pizza. Vespa and Humla's brunch and breakfast menu lets you tick off what you want on your board.
The kitchen focuses on using seasonal ingredients, and also serves vegetarian options. The Grunerløkka brewery is located in the square behind the restaurant. Vespa &Humla cooperates with the brewery in pairing the right beer with the right dish.
They also host a quiz night from 7 p.m. every other Thursday in odd-numbered weeks. Vespa & Humla is open weekly from Wednesday to Sunday.
Generasjonsbaren - made for sharing
Right by the corner at Youngstorvet square you will find Generasjonsbaren. Not only are they good at drinks, but they also serve tasty snacks that are perfect for sharing. There are different menus for lunch and dinner, and although the dishes are small - every bite is delicious. They also have an exciting juice menu that includes elderflower nectar and rhubarb nectar, among other juices.
Generasjonsbaren is open from Wednesday to Sunday. Lunch is served from 11, and dinner from 16:30 (note that dinner is not served on Sundays).
Babbo Collective - healthy and delicious
Babbo Collective is located at the very end of Markveien street in the Grünerløkka neighbourhood. It's a cosy and relaxed café and bakery during the day, and a bar and eatery at night. They focus on healthy and tasty food.
Their bakery and cafe focus on super simple and nice breakfast and lunch. In their little sourdough bakery you can come and grab stuff to go.
At 5:30 pm they transform the cafe and bakery into a west Berlin inspired eatery and bar, Where the focus is on simple cooking and italian inspired food,. Their menu is adjusted every day.
Atlas Brasserie - the last stop before America
Atlas Brasserie is the restaurant at the Amerikalinjen hotel, former site of the company that operated ocean liners to America, not far from Jernbanetorget square. The Atlas Brasserie quickly became popular after it opened. The restaurant has a breakfast, lunch and brunch menu inspired by European food traditions. Delicious avocado toast, pancakes, eggs Benedict, burgers and salads are just a few of the items they serve for brunch here.
Don’t miss the cheesecake!
In spring and summer, the restaurant offers outdoor dining. Atlas Brasserie is open for breakfast (07:00-10:00) and lunch (11:00-14:00) and brunch on weekends (12:00-16:00).
Kumi is a vegetarian and vegan eatery, juice bar and café serving all-day breakfast, brunch and lunch. They have recently opened a second location in the Oslobukta waterfront, right next to the iconic Opera House. This area is a very pleasant place in which to stroll, enjoy a drink, or take a refreshing dip from the swimming jetty. The food at Kumi is organic, made from local ingredients without additives, chemicals and refined sugars. In summer, they have live DJ on weekends. Kumi also serves alcohol.
At Kumi, they serve everything from classic avocado toast with poached eggs, to vegan American pancakes, hummus, tofu, and vegan brownies.
Open from 11-17, Monday-Sunday.
Nedre Foss Gård
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Nedre Foss Gård right next to the Mathallen food hall in the Vulkan neighbourhood, serves its own brunch menu every Saturday and Sunday between 12:00 and 16:00. The restaurant is located in a former historic farm, which was rebuilt after having burned to the ground.
The restaurant has a small a la carte menu, or you can order the brunch menu for NOK 395, which includes several different dishes as well as dessert and coffee. The portions are generous, and you get a lot for your money here. The premises are beautiful and steeped in history, and the restaurant has knowledgeable staff and an impressive wine list. In addition, they have their own brewery and offer 35 different types of beer. The menu changes from week to week, so this is definitely a place worth visiting more than once!
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Amerikalinjen is a Boutique hotel on Jernbanetorget square in the old headquarters of The Norwegian America Line, a shipping company that operated passenger and cargo ships between Norway and the USA in the 20th century.