In the heart of Kampen, one of Oslo’s most charming neighbourhoods, stands a peculiar old house with a yellow facade. It is the home of a little intimate sourdough bakery, where love for baking and friendliness are the main driving forces.
Farine instantly became the neighbourhood’s favourite, even though it opened its doors in the midst of the Corona pandemic. A long waiting line down the road on weekends is not unusual and their signature product “kardamommebolle” gets sold with the speed of light. It seems not many can leave the counter without Farine’s fantastic crispy sourdough bread, which possesses the magic quality of never getting old (or maybe I just always eat it too fast).
Many like to stop by for coffee, pastries or brunch, sitting outside along sun-exposed brick walls, lazily enjoying Kampen’s vibe. The thought of freshly baked dough certainly gives me enough motivation for the uphill bike ride. Once there, I like to continue to Kampen park, where one gets awarded with the best view over the city.