Munchies is a bit of a newcomer to Oslo’s budding burger scene. It’s easy to miss from the outside (your loss) but a hit on the inside. It’s such an appealing-looking place with a simple, tasteful decor that matches its burgers.
Simplicity is the key. There’s the bare-bones menu with 5 burgers and sides of fries or cole slaw (a white whale in Norway). By keeping it simple they focus on what they do best – making tasty burgers.
I went simple and ordered a cheeseburger – and it was delicious. Real cheddar cheese that reminded me of home. The char of the meat also reminded me of the burgers my dad would serve off the grill. I wrote down no notes in between bites for this review; all I wanted to do was savor my burger without interruption. It wasn’t the biggest burger I’ve ever had, but I was satisfied with what I got for my money.
One choice that won’t be simple, however, is what beer to choose (if you go that route) as they have upwards of 25 different choices, over half of which are from well-known quality brewers or local microbrewers. Cheers to burgers and beer!
I long lamented over Oslo’s lack of quality burgers (the exceptions being People’s and Café Fiasco), but with the recent arrival of Døgnvill Bar & Burger, Illegal Burger and Munchies Oslo (see the article) to go along with the more established Fyret and Ryes (check article) I’m happy to eat my words.