This is a brunch place, a lunch place, a dinner place, a drinks place – whatever type of meal you are after then Grådi has something for you. I like to go for brunch and enjoy the relaxed weekend hipster vibe, complete with avocado toast of course.
Grådi, a play on the Norwegian word for greedy, is very minimalist in décor and that is reflected in the menu. There are a few brunch plates to choose from, none of them huge in size so two is probably recommended (or you can have one savoury and then pancakes for “dessert” as I tend to do). To wash it all down they serve all the usual coffees but surprisingly don’t have any teas; instead they make their own steeped ginger and mint concoction which is a refreshing change. Their version of the mimosa is worth trying, nothing like some gin with your breakfast.
Afterwards, take a wander through Tøyen, this is one of the most culturally diverse areas of Oslo and after many years of challenges is in the middle of a revival. The botanical gardens are also close by and worth a visit.