Café Skansen – Good for Traditional Food, Better for Beer

Café Skansen is a traditional Norwegian restaurant located in Christiania Torg, Oslo. The area is beaming during the hot summer months (when we have those), but turns quiet during the colder months. Inside the many restaurants in the area that’s where the people are. This Saturday every chair is taken by someone enjoying themselves with traditional food and tasteful beer.

Christiania Torg, Oslo

Christiania Torg, Oslo

Christiania Torg, Oslo

Christiania Torg, Oslo

Christiania Torg, Oslo

Christiania Torg, Oslo

Christiania Torg, Oslo

Christiania Torg, Oslo

The menu

Very traditional, fish-oriented, menu. Not a large selection of beer, but enough. If you want a glass of wine there’s several choices to choose from, mostly from France.

The food

I am sorry to say that the Chicken Sandwich looked better than it tasted. The chicken was fresh and well complimented with the curry cream, but I could have made this a lot better at home by seasoning the chicken and it would have received a 4*. I love avocado, but I pictured an avocado paste and not the sliced up avocado with no peppers. It was a good, but dull food experience.

Chicken sandwich with curry cream, avocado and tomato @ Café Skansen

Chicken sandwich with curry cream, avocado and tomato @ Café Skansen


My rating: ♥♥♥

Thomas tried the Sausage Plate and liked it. The sausages were perfect and full of good flavor, but the mustard was a bit too hot. To earn one more ♥ it should have been milder, or there should have been something on the plate that complimented the mustard more than mashed potato or cabbage.

Spicy sausages served with red cabbage, mustard and potato purè @ Café Skansen

Spicy sausages served with red cabbage, mustard and potato purè @ Café Skansen

His rating: ♥♥♥♥

Atmosphere

The place is lively and noisy, more friendly than romantic. A place to enjoy a traditional meal with a good beer or wine. The colors of the interior are brown and white, and reminds of a stylish German pub. The service is good as the waitress is attentive, efficient, and friendly.

Table setting @ Café Skansen

Table setting @ Café Skansen

Annie @ Café Skansen

Annie @ Café Skansen

Thomas @ Café Skansen

Thomas @ Café Skansen

Café Skansen kitchen entrance

Café Skansen kitchen entrance

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