This is a nice, unpretentious cafe where you can eat well for cheap. IThe Kafe Magdalena is a 2 or 3 minute walk from the cool (but expensive) [poi = 307131] Bergen Fish Market [/ poi]. Here, a meal can go for about €8-10 and a coffee for €1.5 (a bargain in Norway). The cafe has long opening hours and you can see daily live concerts. Oh! And it has free wi-fi, which is always a joy when you are traveling!
At the port, and a few yards beyond the oil museum, is the Fisketorget, the Fish Market, where fishermen put up their stalls straight from their boats. Adjacent to the calm waters of the fjord they sell seafood, both raw and ready to be eaten, and boil it in large steaming pots. There's no issue with the language, whatever language you speak, when it comes to seling and buying food there will be no problem communicating.
Geiranger is a small town, but many tourists and hikers call it their port as it features everything they need: several cafes, a hotel, a beautiful camping and shopping. Is the port with the most services and homes you will find in the area. The other towns nearby such as Olden, Hellesylt or Flaam are smaller. If you need to regain your strength, Café Olé is cozy with some tables inside and a nice terrace facing the street, where you can enjoy a warm latte, or a homemade meal. This site also sells decorative items and gifts.
Located on the busy Karl Johansgate, where at the end of the same street is the Palacio Real, there are many places to stop and regain your strength so that you can continue touring the city, one of these stops is in this popular restaurant chain that has facilities worldwide. Inside, besides their drinks, you can eat as they have an extensive menu with products made in USA - burgers, sandwiches, salads and Mexicans entrees are the most requested. They have live performances by local and international groups. You also have the option of private events such as meetings or birthdays. There is an outdoor terrace that can be used in winter.
Djupvatnet is located at the foot of a lake. Here you will find a combination of coffee, shelter and souvenir shop. I was lucky to have a drink in the cafe, and I $say lucky because even though there is only one type of bun, typical of the región, it was so tasty that I ate two! The place is super cozy and the windows overlook the lake. When I left I was completely gobsmacked by the stunning views, very impressive. Well, speaking of the bun, I'm not sure how to describe it, perhaps like a kind of Danish pastry with apple. They are typical of the area because I saw that they are sold in many bakeries. We had a nice, warm tea to go with it. Although we went to the lake at the end of May it was considerably cold. By the way, the lake is awesome ...
On the way to Trondheim, we stopped at Kristiansund to take a short walk and eat. The restaurant that the tour had chosen was the Rica Hotel Kristiansund which had four stars. In this case, the food was a preset tourist menu, without any choice. First, we were given moose pâté (they said it was moose after eating just in case lol), then fish with vegetables, dessert and some cheese with fruit and a cookie, topped with chocolate syrup. The food was good and the room was nice and cozy.
Upon arriving in Trondheim after spending the night on the train, we were definitely in need of some coffee, so even though prices are crazy in these parts, and the quality of the coffee has nothing to do with its price, we decided to go to the first place we could find. As luck would have it, this place was called Dromedarkaffe. The decor is not bad, you have newspapers and tap water, so if you want that "tap water" you can have it. The coffee was exactly what we expected, the price was what we imagined, and the friendliness of the waitress and reluctance that we had used and the Norwegians, which although very friendly, legal, educated and blah blah blah have much to learn about "services ". At the end of the day, a good option to take a coffee regularly in a quiet place with good music and Norwegian newspapers.
I stayed at the Thon Hotel Bergen Airport on my first day in Norway, and since I went as part of an all-inclusive tour, the whole group ate dinner at their restaurant. It was our first contact with Scandinavian cuisine, so everything was new. We discovered that the servers always give you bread and butter beforehand since the service is significantly slower than in Spain, even though there are many waiters. We had no choice in the menu because we were part of a group. There was soup to start (soup is big there), which I still don't know what type. There weren't any noodles, just a few pieces of bacon floating in the yellow broth. It wasn't bad. Second, we had a hake fillet with a kind of ratatouille and a couple of small potatoes. For dessert, there was a sort of lemon mousse (we had this same dessert everywhere). Everything was good, but the rations were small, so we were hungry considering we hadn't eaten more than airline food all day.
You'll find this restaurant just a short walk from the harbour. It offers a small buffet from which you fill your tray and you pay in cash. There's not only food, but also coffees and pastries. I enjoyed a delicious, rich piece of carrot cake and tea. The prices are higher than Spain, Norway is an expensive country, but it is what it is. Interestingly enough, coffee is always offered in an ice cream parlour, I guess because it's always so cold that there's never really a good time to eat ice cream. The site is huge and spacious with lots of tables. They say it holds up to 300 people. If you come to Flam, it's a good choice for a drink.
Not until after 10 am do the stores open in this charming shopping district, or any type of business for that matter, but this was the early-morning coffee, and the truth is, with all the rain it felt like warm coffee. It has a fantastic terrace, and sweet and savory pastries to gain strength, plus coffee at double the price of what we are accustomed to paying in Spain.
It feels so good to have a Hansa beer on the terrace of this bar/restaurant, contemplating the ships that stop in the port of Oslo. You will be able to savor the hamburgers and finish with an exquisite dessert. During the night there is live music inside of the typical Irish tavern style.
Made of wood, this restaurant simulates a Sami tent, with a large fireplace in the center, which is where all the food is traditionally cooked. After a day of mushing, you can come here to cook and enjoy cod, salmon, reindeer, etc..
As an aperitif, you can roast a sausage yourself in the fire. The restaurant is decorated with arctic animals, Sami typical products, etc.
Deluca Deli is a chain of Norwegian cafes. The atmosphere is good, warm and the product selection is wide. They have pastries, tasty menus (pizza, lasagna, etc..), Ice cream, coffee. You can buy chocolate bars, magazines, and snacks prepared in advance. The price may seem high.
One of the most important attractions of the region of Stavanger, apart from it's nature, is its gastronomy. And one of the most renowned restaurants in its own right is the Renaa Matbaren. This is a well-known place so you must book in advance to enjoy their specialties. The restaurant, decorated in a functional style with decorative details like a statue, antique lamps, and bookcases. It is bright, and has an open kitchen where diners can watch how the dishes are prepared, with specialties like seafood. Among the starters, you can find kippers, salmon teriyaki, mussels or calamari with garlic and a slightly spicy sauce. Main dishes include grilled cod, wild salmon from the Arctic, and some concession to meat-based pork or lamb confit burger. But the specialty is undoubtedly the kingcrab, the giant crab that lives in the North Sea. Their large claws are prepared with a Singapore glaze. I can only say one thing about this dish: it is the most exquisite and delicious I've had in a long time. Only by returning to eat this crab, will I return to Stavanger and ask for a table in the Renaa Matbaren.