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.
Now that the sun is out in full, it’s the perfect place to take in Oslo when it’s at its finest. There is plenty of room in the courtyard or out in the square to enjoy your delicious food while bathed in sunshine.
For lunch, choose from salad and sandwiches (shrimp or roast beef) to gravlax or mussels steamed in white wine. For dinner, Kafé Celsius dons a traditional Norwegian chef’s hat and offers a number of fish and meat dishes, including venison. Vegetarian fare is also available.