Minne Gaard, Hedmark, Norway

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Next time you are driving on the main road (E6) north of Oslo – why not stop at Minne Gaard for a coffebreak? By the old bridge at Minnesund, you find charming Minne farm café. They serve homemade bread from the stone oven. The owner, Mette, is a barista, and have learned bread baking from the […]

Knaken café in Kaupanger in Western Norway

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Kaupanger is one of my favorite places near Sogndal in Sogn og Fjordane county in Norway. When I read in the Norwegian magazine, D2, about Knaken café, I knew that this would be my pitstop next summer. It is a family run café located in the old sheepbarn belonging to Kaupanger Manor, an old titled […]

Patina in Evanger, Voss

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Are you going to the western part of Norway this summer? Why not have a pitstop at Patina café in Evanger near Voss? Here you can enjoy homemade cakes or lunch and have a stroll through their second hand shop. This year you can even stay overnight. They have two lovely apartments for rent. See […]

Restaurant Meieriet in Herand in Hardanger

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Soon the summer holiday starts! In my opinion the best place to spend it is in Norway. Our country has a lot to offer, and the best time to see it is during summer. Why not choose Hardangerfjord? It is one of my favorite fjords. These photos are from Herand, a small village in Hardanger. […]

Café Flickorna Helin and Voltaire in Stockholm

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

This charming café in Stockholm is a must if you need a place for lunch when visiting Djurgården. Nearby you find Skansen, the Vasa Museum or Rosendals Trägårdar. It is a heaven for cakelovers, and the castle-like building is also fabulous! Photos: helinvoltaire.com and Flickr/plindberg

A visit to Strand Restaurant

Friday, October 1st, 2010

By the seaside just outside Oslo, at Høvik, you find Strand restaurant. The old restaurant from 1924 is now stylishly renovated, and is taken over by brilliant young chefs from Flavours. Around lunchtime last Saturday I went for a visit with two friends. Only the bakery was open at lunchtime (except for Sundays), but we […]

A hidden café in Copenhagen

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Inside the Danish Museum of Art and Design you find a hidden gem, according to this blog. I´d love to go here some time. The blog Spotted by Normann writes: “The picture above is from one of our favorite Cafes in Copenhagen. It is very small, only serve six different dishes and you are encouraged […]

Petersham Nurseries

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Thanks to Lone Kjær and her bloggpost with tips for a London trip I found this lovely place, Petersham Nurseries, in Richmond, Surrey. She recommends to go here for lunch, and it´s her favorite place. No wonder! Take a look at the website, it´s full of photos of lovely flowers and you can almost feel […]

Sjokoladepiken

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Are you a chocolate lover like me? Then don´t miss Sjokokoladepiken if you´re in Stavanger. This place has delicious chocolate and a nice café. Elise Bjørnsen Malmberg fra reportasje i Stavanger Aftenblad i forbindelse med åpningen i 2007. Foto: Anders Minge.

Torgerstuen

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Update: This café no longer exists, but we can still enjoy the nice photos here. I found this café today – and I will visit as soon as I get the opportunity. It is located at Tøyen in Oslo. The nice photos are taken by Kathrine Nordli from Aftenposten.