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.
Dinner follows the same principal with small sharing plates, including the week’s special.
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.