What sets Fuglen (The Bird) apart is that as well as serving top-notch coffee – and the coffee alone is well worth a visit – the cafe doubles as a vintage design store. Established in 1963, the Fuglen crew really know their Scandinavian retro.
But what really, really sets Fuglen apart is that this coffee/design store becomes a cocktail bar by night, serving some of the most interesting mixes I’ve come across. They specialise in Nordic flavours, with ingredients foraged from local forests and gardens. The drink pictured was infused with birch. The menu changes constantly based on whatever berry, herb or twig is in season. Check their Facebook page for regular cocktail theme nights, such as tea-and-coffee brews, grandma’s garden party, sours and tiki night.
And if you’re ever in Japan with a hankering for Norsk-style coffee, Fuglen also has a sister store in Tokyo.