It’s easy to miss Munchies from the outside but hard not to take note once inside. It’s an appealing-looking place with a minimalist, tasteful decor that matches its burgers.
Simplicity is the key. The menu consists of 5 burgers and sides of fries or coleslaw (a white whale in Norway). They focus on what they do best – making tasty burgers.
During my last visit I went simple with a BBQ burger. The char of the meat also reminded me of the burgers my dad would serve off the grill. It wasn’t the biggest burger I’ve ever had, but I was satisfied with what I got for my money. But I do wish they’d let me select how cooked I want the meat. I also tried the fries this time around. They’re of the shoestring variety and reminiscent of what you’d find in a fast-food burger joint. They were good and plentiful.
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 to go along with the more established Fyret and Ryes I’m happy to eat my words.