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Attention coffee lovers! Have you read the March issue of Viking? Our cover story shows how coffee is a dynamic and versatile ingredient that can perk up both sweet and savory recipes. If you’re traveling to the Sons of Norway International Convention in August, be sure to check out page 8 for three café recommendations in Hamar.

Coffee enthusiasts should also take time to explore Oslo’s coffee scene while traveling in Norway. Not only are there cafes on practically every corner in Oslo, but also the city is home to world-champion baristas that import, roast and grind coffee beans with great care. Here are three must-visit coffee shops in Oslo.

Translated as “The Bird,” Fuglen has been selling coffee since 1963. It’s an espresso bar by day and a cocktail bar by night. Sit in the cozy living room or outside on the patio to sip espresso with friends. If you’re visiting during the day, head next door to shop for cool vintage items, such as mid-century modern furniture, artwork and collectibles.

Tim Wendelboe
World Barista Champion Tim Wendelboe is on a mission to serve the world’s best coffee. His espresso bar, micro-roastery and training center in the Grünerløkka neighborhood is one of Oslo’s most celebrated places to sip and learn about coffee. Be sure to try the signature Anisetta—a double espresso shaken with ice cubes and homemade star anise syrup.

Hendrix Ibsen
Located in the PS:hotell, this cool café is a haven for coffee, craft beer and vinyl records. Not only does it serve up some of Oslo’s best coffee (and the first in Norway with nitro coffee on tap), it’s a cultural gem in the Vulkan neighborhood. Stop in for coffee, beer or lunch and stay for the “opera and brew” nights, concerts and art exhibitions.