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Brunch bonanza: the 5 best spots for an Oslo brunch

Explore Oslo’s hottest brunch spots

Oslo’s brunch scene is diverse and exciting, offering plenty to choose from. You’ll find a mix of traditional Scandinavian dishes and international flavours, with options to satisfy all your brunch cravings. Whether you’re after a filling meal or something lighter and healthier, Oslo’s brunches will provide. The city’s restaurants, ranging from cosy historical spots to sleek, modern places, enhance the dining experience. You can enjoy everything from a fancy afternoon tea to a laid-back brunch where you can pick and choose your favourites. Plus, there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, demonstrating Oslo’s commitment to sustainable and inclusive eating.
Kumi Oslo Norway restaurant review
Kumi Oslo Norway restaurant review

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Kumi

Kumi, an organic restaurant in Oslo, stands out with its modern vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Its blend of Japanese and Nordic design creates a visually appealing and comfortable environment. Among its two locations, the Gamlebyen venue is our favourite, offering a unique and intimate dining experience. Known as Oslo’s preferred breakfast spot, Kumi also impresses with its selection of organic juices, mocktails and a well-curated range of alcoholic beverages. This restaurant is a fusion of exquisite taste, health-conscious choices and striking and beautiful design.

Kumi
Schweigaards gate 56A
Oslo
Norway

Photography courtesy of Kumi
Atlas Brasserie & Café Oslo Norway restaurant review

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Atlas Brasserie & Bar

Atlas Brasserie & Bar, located in Amerikalinjen’s hotel in Oslo, offers a vibrant culinary journey. It celebrates the building’s history as the Norwegian America cruise line’s headquarters, blending New York’s energy with Oslo’s allure. The menu is inspired by the adventurous spirit of our forefathers and caters to varied tastes with breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner. The decor marries traditional brasserie elegance with modern accents which creates an inviting ambiance. Guests can enjoy diverse dining experiences, whether in the cosy interiors, the covered courtyard, Haven, or street-side in warmer months. Atlas Brasserie & Bar welcomes hotel guests and visitors alike in a stylish and comfortable setting​​.

Atlas Brasserie & Bar
Amerikalinjen
Jernbanetorget 2
Oslo
Norway

Photography courtesy of Atlas Brasserie & Bar
Grand Café Oslo Norway restaurant review

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Grand Café

Part of Oslo’s iconic Grand Hotel, Grand Café is a blend of historic charm and contemporary culinary art. Frequented by luminaries like Henrik Ibsen, the café now serves Nordic cuisine with a global flair, helmed by Chef Roar Sandvik. The open-plan kitchen offers a glimpse into culinary craftsmanship. It’s also known for a delightful brunch menu, adding a modern touch to its traditional offerings. The interior, featuring Lars Backer’s decorative ceilings, restored Thonet chairs and Krohg’s artworks, exudes historic elegance. The wine cellar, with over 16,000 bottles, provides an intimate chambre séparée dining experience. Grand Café is a fusion of Oslo’s rich past and dynamic present​​​​.

Grand Café
Grand Hotel Oslo
Karl Johans gt. 31
Oslo
Norway

Photography courtesy of Grand Café

Håndbakt Oslo Norway restaurant review
Håndbakt Oslo Norway restaurant review

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Håndbakt Oslo

Håndbakt Oslo, located in Factory Tøyen, is Norway’s inaugural plant-based sourdough bakery, dedicated to 100% organic produce. Its calm and visually appealing interiors offer a snug ambiance, despite limited seating. This spot, pioneered by Jenny Marie Andersen, serves a unique brunch menu highlighting vegan delicacies. Expect classics like cinnamon/cardamom rolls and skolebolle and inventive options such as pistachio rolls and iced buns. The bakery also offers homemade sourdough bread, granola, salads, overnight oats and smoothie pots. Coffee lovers can indulge in choices like golden milk, beetroot latte, matcha and raw hot chocolate.

Håndbakt Oslo
Kjølberggata 21
Oslo
Norway

Photography courtesy of Håndbakt Oslo
Generasjonsbaren Oslo Norway restaurant review

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Generasjonsbaren

A spirited venue known in Oslo for its Bloody Sunday Hangover Club, Generasjonsbaren’s standout bloody mary complements fried chicken and waffles. This spot, defined by its low-key/high-key menu, offers a welcoming environment for all ages. Designed by Louis Everard, its decor adds to the lively atmosphere. Diners can interact with chefs in the open kitchen, perfect for solo visitors. The bar’s backyard is a delightful space for summer nights. While Generasjonsbaren is a popular brunch spot, it also serves up excellent food and inventive cocktails, which makes it a favored hangout in Oslo​​​​.

Generasjonsbaren
Torggata 13
Oslo
Norway

Photography courtesy of Generasjonsbaren

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