It can be difficult to explain the vibe at Tullin’s Cafe because it changes throughout the day and week. During lunch and into the afternoon it can be quite lively with diverse clientele ranging from students to pensioners eating sandwiches or salads or having a drink.
The food is good and reasonably priced, especially for this part of town (just a block north of the Royal Palace grounds). Into the evenings, it becomes more of a friendly, boisterous bar with its comfortable chairs, warm candlelight, and large wooden tables that invite loud conversation and debate. On Friday and Saturday nights the tone changes again, often with the sound of a DJ and young people crowded around the tables.
Tullin’s is one of the few places in this part of town open late (02:00 during the week, 03:00 Fridays and Saturdays) making it the perfect place to stop for a last drink before heading home. Also of note, the beer is pretty cheap! (again, by Oslo standards) – and there is almost always Heineken, Newcastle, and Murphy’s on tap.
My advice to you is to head to Tullin’s for a late dinner, grab a ‘Giga Burger’ and a pint of Newcastle and enjoy the atmosphere.