Kolonihagen

After a month in Oslo I am still busy exploring the city and our district Grünerløkka. There is always something going on and so much to see. A lot of little independent shops, galleries, cafés, bars and international food shops with delicious, exotic goods.
Today it has been pretty grey, so we just did some weekend shopping which always ends up in a little tour through the district with some stops for coffee and food tasting at Mathallen.
Today we discovered a nice little café called Kolonihagen that serves cake, warm food and sell organic groceries. The atmosphere is really cozy thanks to the old wooden walls and furniture that are combined with some modern decoration. Next door you can also find the Kolonihagen restaurant which has a different menu and dinner options with several courses. Definitely something to check out soon!

Kolonihagen in Oslo, Grünerløkka. More stores to be found in Hamar, Tønsberg and Frogner.
Kolonihagen in Oslo, Grünerløkka. More stores to be found in Hamar, Tønsberg and Frogner.

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Cafés in Oslo

Organic food Oslo

Coffee break

I know I haven’t posted much in the last few weeks but am determined to do so more frequently again from now on. So today I went to see my friend Theresia for some coffee and chiz-chat in her amazingly stylish studio. She took a few photos of me and some new fashion items I’ve been meaning to show you guys for ages. The photos are coming up tomorrow – meanwhile have a look at this beautiful photo studio that always inspires me to take a few pictures myself.

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Relax

There is nothing better than starting the day with a strong coffee and a good book. Lately I have been all about thrillers and crime genre in general. This book that I borrowed from a friend is actually a classic already, only I hadn’t got around to reading it yet. Creepy stuff, I’m telling you.

I am reading this in German but the original title is “The Chemistry of Death”. Have you read it or anything else by this author that you could reccommend?

Thriller
“The Chemistry of Death” by Simon Beckett

Book tip: Gone Girl

I am just sitting outside in the sun reading “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. I have to finish the last pages because tonight I am going to watch the movie.

The story revolves around the main character Nick Dunne whose wife goes missing on their fifth wedding anniversary. The novel made it to the New York Times Beststeller list soon after its release in 2012. No wonder – this psychological thriller leaves you tense from page one.

Have you read “Gone Girl” yet or watched the movie? What did you think?

 

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

 

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Why Norway doesn’t need Starbucks

All you need is love… and a good cup of coffee. This is what it said on one of the blackboards at Steamkaffebar where I had an Iced Café Latte today. I have always wondered why there is no Starbucks in Norway but now I know. It’s these little cafés that make it absolutely unnecesary. Scroll down and see for yourself…

Iced café latte
Iced café latte
Steamkaffebar
Steamkaffebar

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I love the decoration in Norwegian cafés
I love the decoration in Norwegian cafés
Candles and magazines
Candles and magazines