Kolonihagen serves up Nordic cuisine, tapas-style. The menu is small, just like the portions (so order a few, and share among the table), but it changes regularly, not only with the seasons, but weekly depending on what produce is at hand. Being organic, the produce is not only healthy, but also superior in terms of taste. Kolonihagen caters to many senses, and the chefs are careful to dish up the servings in a way that’s also pleasing to the eye.
Another element pleasing to the eye, is the brew bar on the second floor. Not only is the coffee top notch, it is served in some of the best looking kettles I have ever seen – and the French press in particular.
The restaurant just opened in August, and they have already changed their concept a little. Dinner and weekend lunches are still the same, but on weekdays you’ll now only find a smaller cafe section, serving up bread with different toppings. The prices are super reasonable, and the interior is minimalist in a cozy way.
It’s worth noting that this branch of Kolonihagen is the younger sister of Kolonihagen Frogner, which has been one of my favourite restaurants for years. But it’s located in the western part of the city where I hardly venture, and it’s also a bit upscale price-wise. So while Kolonihagen Frogner is a good place for special occasions, Kolonihagen Grunerløkka is more of an everyday eatery.
Kolonihagen Grunerløkka | Snacks, Restaurants | Lunch dish NOK 60
Korsgata 25 | +4795968352
Tue – Sun 12:00 – 23:00