Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Tromsø

Riso

You'll find this popular new coffee- and lunch-bar packed throughout most of the day: young trendies come in for their hand-brewed Chemex coffee, while local workers pop in for the daily specials, open-faced sandwic…
Top Choice Cafe in Åndalsnes

Sødahl-Huset

The blackboard declares 'local and home-made burgers, coffee, cake, ice cream – served by lovely ladies'. And, yes, it's all true. Owners Mari, Rannveig and Sissel are indeed lovely and the food here is proudly loca…
Top Choice Cafe in Voss

Tre Brør Café & Bar

This casual cafe in one of Voss' few original buildings is a long-time favourite with both travellers and locals. The recent addition of a basement bar means the fun continues until late most nights. Upstairs, there…
Top Choice Cafe in Hammerfest

Redrum

A couple of blocks back from the waterfront, Redrum, with its attractive contemporary decor and flickering candles, saves its energy for weekend wildness, when there's regularly live music. To the rear, there's a de…
Top Choice Cafe in Lillesand

Kafe Strandhaven

In the heart of the village, with garden tables that lead down to the harbour, this is the kind of village cafe that can transform a destination. Decorated in a stylish mashup of vintage and Nordic modern furniture,…
Top Choice Cafe in Stryn

Stryn Vertshus

Both inside and on its flower-bedecked terrace, this happy village hub serves the town's best coffee (they use Italian Illy beans, and there is a varied legion of European baristas), tasty lunchtime burgers and sala…
Cafe in Bergen

Bastant Bryggen

Cuddle in or take away at this super-popular all-organic cafe in the heart of Bryggen's tiny alleyways. Daily soups always include a vegan, vegetarian and meat option, and sandwiches are hearty. There's homemade lem…
Cafe in Tromsø

Driv

This student-run converted warehouse serves meaty burgers (try its renowned Driv burger) and great salads. It organises musical and cultural events and has a disco every Saturday. In winter you can steep yourself in…
Cafe in Ålesund

Invit

Invit does central Ålesund's best coffee and is its most stylish lunch spot. Daily changing salads are super fresh and inventive, healthy soups are warming and the nutty, fragrant cakes are home made. If the street …
Cafe in Tromsø

Circa

Circa (Approximately) and its upstairs neighbour Presis (Precisely), under the same ownership, complement each other. Circa, downstairs, is a cavernous bar and light-meal venue. It serves tasty pasta, salads and san…