The Best Brunch Spots In Bergen, Norway

Stunning colourful wooden warehouses in Bergen
Stunning colourful wooden warehouses in Bergen | © Jan Wlodarczyk / Alamy Stock Photo
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As one of the most coffee drinking nations in the world, Norwegian cities have their fair share of coffee shops and bakeries of high quality. There’s also no shortage of breakfast spots either. Start your day well in preparation for a long day of sightseeing in Bergen, with our guide to the best brunch venues the city has to offer.

1. Cafe Opera

Bar, Cafe, Restaurant, Pub Grub

The restaurant Cafe Opera in central Bergen Norway offers good food for little money
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In a white, picturesque corner villa in the center of Bergen lies Cafe Opera. The cafe has an omelette and sandwich menu great for brunch. The building does not only house a cafe, but also a restaurant, a bar, an art gallery and a music venue. Cafe Opera is a perfect place to people watch over brunch.

2. Colonialen

Restaurant, Cafe, Northern European

Cappuccino and pastry on tabletop with phone
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Situated in The Bergen House of Literature, is Colonialen Cafe and Restaurant. Right next to each other, the two branches of the same company serve different menus. The cafe serves breakfast every weekday, with tasty pastries, sandwiches and delicious Scandinavian buns.

3. Godt Brød

Cafe, Coffee

Organic Bakery and sandwich bar Godt brod in Bergen Norway
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Meaning ‘good bread’, it’s no surprise that Godt Brød prides itself on the quality of its baked goods. With a great knowledge of breads, pastries and other baked goods, the menu offers organic and locally sourced options including baguettes and sandwiches.

4. Cafe Aura

Cafe, Coffee

Cafe Aura serves homemade food, cakes and brownies. This is the perfect place to shelter from the Bergen rain, meet up with friends, or enjoy a cup of coffee while people watching in one of Bergen’s beautiful historic pedestrian streets. You’ll find a vast selection of organic teas.

5. Smakverket

Cafe, European

Bergen Museum of Art Kode 3, Bergen, Westland, Norway
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KODE; the Bergen Museum of Art houses the largest collection of Edvard Munch paintings outside of Oslo. Smakverket, its resident cafe, makes for a great start to a long day of gallery browsing. You’ll find a number of breakfast foods, coffees, cakes and sandwiches.

6. Det Lille Kaffe Kompaniet

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Coffee, Tea , Fast Food, Vegan, Vegetarian

Det Lille Kaffekompaniet was established by students spotting a gap in the market. Among the low-rise wooden buildings characteristic of the Bergen landscape, lies this tiny shop venue. Det Lille Kaffekompaniet serves Scandinavian dishes for a light breakfast or brunch.

7. Kaffemisjonen

Bakery, Cafe, Coffee Shop, Coffee, American, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Tea , Vegan

Kaffemisjonen has gained a solid reputation as a reliable provider of good coffee. This loved spot is one of few independent coffee shops in Bergen, and there’s a newly opened branch, Blom, also worth checking out. With a selection of foccaccias, spreads, and salmon, Kaffemisjonen makes a great spot for a true Scandinavian breakfast.

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