The tempo of Café Laundromat depends on the time of day. Off-peak, you’ll fit in perfectly behind your laptop for a light “day at the office” or a serious session of social mediation. It has an open area vibe with plenty of space so that you can be left alone to do as you please. It’s also a good spot for a casual meet-up with friends. Sit in the upstairs alcove for privacy and find yourself perfectly perched to invade that of the other patrons and staff below.
Visit during the evening and the place is teeming with people exchanging banter and laughter and eating and drinking in the vibrant atmosphere.
Day or night, there’s something unmistakably hipster about Café Laundromat and I’m a bit unsettled about fitting in so well. That being said, it’s an environment I enjoy.
The management of Café Laundromat really knows what they’re doing. It’s not surprising that three of their other places – Himkok, People’s and Crow Bar – are among my favorite hang-outs. The beer menu is excellent and you’re also bound to find something unexpected on tap. There’s also a fairly extensive menu to satisfy any need for food you might have.
Your servers might not speak much Norwegian, but I’m guessing if you’re reading this it won’t bother you. And, umm… you can also do your laundry here.