Kafe Asylet is a place with history in the center of the city. As the name says, it used to be an asylum (for kids), hence the building has a certain aspect and atmosphere with its two floors and huge backyard. In the summer, that backyard is an ideal place to go for a drink with your buddies, since you can find plenty of long tables suitable for big groups.
The inside of the bar is best suitable for winter days I’d say. That’s because of the lovely fireplace where there’s always a piece of wood burning making it smell like winter. One can find both tables for two, since a fireplace on the background can be quite the perfect setting for romance, or long tables suitable for noisy happy evenings.
Food is served even if the choices are not too varied, but it’s one of the few places where you can have a taste of some Norwegian meals. And I do recommend the delicious cakes. The crew in the bar is made out of some of the friendliest I saw in Oslo.
If you’re into art, the place offers a display of paintings on its walls and they are for sale. They may be very strange at times, but well, that’s art. But they totally add to the charm.