Glacis Beisl – the hidden café in Vienna, Austria

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Vienna is fantastic, and there are a lot of nice places to see. Glacis Beisl is a hidden garden café in the Museumsquartier – and well worth a try for a drink or lunch. Wien er fantastisk, og har mange fine steder det er vel verdt å besøke. Glacis Beisl er en bortgjemt hagekafé midt i sentrum av byen, […]

Restaurant Day in Oslo

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

We visited Sweet Rendez-vous kafé at the Majorstua library. Lilla (left) and her two friends from Hungary had set up a lovely pop-up restaurant for the book readers. Here they sold home-made marzipan, cookies, pistachio muffins and savory muffins. And coffee, of course. I love the idea of the international Restaurant Day, you can read […]

Patina in Evanger near Voss, Norway

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Back in 2011 I wrote about Patina in Evanger here on my blog. And this summer I finally visited the place myself. And what a nice place! If you are driving in the western part of Norway, you must pop into Patina, close to Voss and Bergen. Lucky me I got to meet two of […]

Restaurant Fabel in Fredrikstad, Norway

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

What a nice surprise! Look at this stunning restaurant house – within the literature house in Fredrikstad. Here at Fabel you have a choice of enjoing your food in the book café, the food bar or in the restaurant. Can´t wait! All photos: Eivind Lauritzen

Fredericks Coffee House in Edinburgh

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

For foodies like med it´s important to eat well – also on holiday. In April I was in Edinburgh, and after a lot of shopping we found the lovely Fredericks Coffe House in Frederick Street. This was a nice surprise! The café had superb food, nice coffe, and of course a lot of gorgeous cakes. Perfect! […]

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 […]

Kafé Nyt in Fredrikstad, Norway

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Where to drink coffee in Fredrikstad? Go to Kafé Nyt in Østfold Art Centre. This charming café serves nice cakes, contemporary art on the walls, and a beautiful view! What more can you want? All photos: ostfold-kunstnersenter.no

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 […]