Eastern Central Norway restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Lillehammer

Lykellige Dager

In a hard-to-miss glass-and-steel box on the main street of Storgata, this excellent cafe serves a range of tempting, on-trend lunch dishes – açai bowls, Asian-style chicken salads, Thai soups and detox smoothies. T…
Gastropub in Lillehammer


This warm and welcoming gastropub has fast become one of the town's most frequented hang-outs since opening its doors in 2014. It attracts all kinds of diners, from hipsters to ale enthusiasts, and the hearty menu o…
International in Hamar

Kai & Mattis Café

If you've ever wondered what an art-deco boudoir looked like (don't pretend you haven't!) then this place, with its burgundy red walls and over-the-top decorations, will probably give you a fair idea. Boudoir or not…
Cafe in Lillehammer


A little bit of the Mediterranean has travelled north to Norway thanks to this attractive cafe, where you can tuck into spanakopita, fresh olives and hummus wraps. Olive oil, coffee and other goodies are for sale in…
International in Lillehammer


Everyone's favourite winter hangout in central Lillehammer: a brewpub-bar-bistro where a moose has apparently walked through the wall (look outside for the full effect). It's popular for big, filling mains like burg…
Cafe in Lillehammer

Café Opus

Hugely popular for its baguettes, rolls and cakes (and for its outdoor tables in summer), Café Opus gets the simple things right – tasty food, friendly service and smart-casual decor.
International in Lillehammer

Øverlie Café

Filling, inexpensive meals (with Turkish dishes the mainstays) are the order of the day at this pleasant pavement-side cafe. It also does pizzas, salads, ice cream and good coffee.
Norwegian in Elverum


The fish-and-game restaurant at the Forestry Museum serves traditional Norwegian cooking and has views over the swishing river waters.