The name may have been changed to Celsius Mat & Vinhus, but “Kafé Celsius” has been around for as long as I can remember and is housed in the oldest preserved building from when Oslo was known as Christiania (17th Century). It’s a perfect place to stop off after a visit to Akershus Fortress.
As with many of the other restaurants in the Kvadvaturen area of Oslo, there is a touch of old grandeur about the place. Kafé Celsius has always prided itself on cuisine a cut above the norm – their menu consists of only a few dishes (though the lunch and dinner menus do differ) – a testament to their dedication to providing a quality culinary experience.
For lunch, choose from salads and sandwiches (shrimp or roast beef) to gravlax or mussels steamed in white wine. For dinner, Celsius dons a traditional Norwegian chef’s hat and offers a number of fish and meat dishes, including venison. Vegetarian fare is also available.
With the fall chill in the air and the days growing shorter, it’s the perfect place to meet with a friend or loved one. With the warmth radiating from the flames in the Cafés giant fireplace, you’re certain to actually appreciate the season (and the good food!).