Located just off the harbor, Kaffemisjonen
is a beautiful, streamlined space with a minimalist color scheme of bright blues and monotones. Looking down, you’ll notice cute black-and-white-patterned tiles beneath your feet, and glancing to your right, you’ll find a display of the day’s fresh sandwiches, cakes and pastries, along with loaves of focaccia and sourdough provided by Godt Brød, a local bakery. In addition to sandwiches they also serve a number of savory snacks, like homemade hummus, cut cured meats, and delectably fresh smoked salmon. While the atmosphere here is friendly, the folks behind the counter are very serious about their coffee. Whether you’ve ordered a cappuccino, a latte, or a plain old cup of coffee, you may be served a side of fun facts about your beverage by the knowledgeable baristas. This locally owned coffee shop likes to expand and experiment with its menu, but also wants its customers to take part in shaping that process, so the staff holds regular blind tastings to elect new crowd favorites from a rotating range of roasters. Many of these mystery beans come from Norwegian roasters, but there are also a few carefully selected foreign guests in the mix. If you’re nearby at noon on a Saturday, drop in to enjoy Kaffemisjonen’s free weekly tastings yourself!
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 7.30am-6pm; Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm