A Walk Around the Botanical Gardens and a Hot Chocolate at Kaffebrenneriet, Oslo, Norway

Kaffebrenneriet may be a popular chain found all around the city of Oslo, but it is a really good one. We picked their location in Gronlandsleiret as our second home and went repeatedly - I highly recommend that you do as well. It may be a little bit off the beaten path but it is worth the short trip. This is not just a branch of the popular café but also the headquarters for the company which was started in 1994. Originally from San Francisco, owner Thomas had recently arrived in Oslo and was looking for a good place to [...]

March 29th, 2016|EUROPE, Norway, Oslo|

A Walk Around Trendy Grunerlokka and a Hot Chocolate at Stockfleths, Oslo, Norway

There are a few popular coffee chains in Oslo. One that you see quite a bit is Stockfleths and luckily for us there was one right across the street from where we stayed. The company has a long and rich history. Started in 1895, the company is really focused on high quality sourcing of coffee and tea and provide training and equipment for those who want to learn more about coffee and being a barista. They had great oatmeal, incredible pastries (they had a cinnamon roll type pastry that was just delicious), I had heard that they had a good [...]

March 21st, 2016|EUROPE, Norway, Oslo|

A Walk Around Central Oslo and a Hot Chocolate at W.B. Samson, Oslo, Norway

Walking past W.B.Samson, you would be forgiven for thinking it was a new café. In fact is it is a bakery which has been operating in this spot since 1894. Sure it has had some significant facelifts but their bakery and the way they bake their bread has not changed. They sell a loaf that uses the same receipe it has used for over 100 years. The only indication of the rich history that W.B. Samson has is through the old black and white photos dotting the walls around the café which is bright and modern with green touches. The [...]

March 17th, 2016|EUROPE, Norway, Oslo|
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