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5 Places You Will Want to Visit in Norway's Coolest Neighborhood

Oslo has long been beloved for its epic green spaces and breathtaking fjords. But don’t sleep on the amount of top-notch culture – including food, cocktails, and shopping – you can find inside the Norwegian capital either. For an enclave filled with a particularly high dose of hipster hedonism, be sure to head to the pedestrian-friendly neighborhood of Grünerløkka, where you’ll discover a hub of quirky spots perfect for taking in the trendier side of this emerging European capital of cool. 

Reporter: Dylan Essertier
Photo:The Thief
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Stay: The Thief

Landgangen, Oslo, Norway
Although this isn’t located inside Grünerløkka (it’s in one of Oslo’s newest and swankiest developments near the seaside) it is worth nothing as it’s equal parts eclectic and luxurious. Here you’ll find a super chic roof terrace, suites with incredible views of the water, as well a darkly-lit lounge which during the winter months becomes extra cozy thanks to The Thief's stylish crackling fireplace.
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Sip: Supreme Roastworks

Grünerløkka, Oslo, Norway
Coffee veterans Joar Christoffersen and Magnus Lindskog had more than two decades of professional coffee experience when they first established the roastery in 2008. Since then, this tiny slice of caffeine heaven has gone on to win the Norwegian National Brewers Cup Championships in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, as well as place 4th in the World World Brewers Cup Championships, in Rimini Italy circa 2014. In other words? Supreme Roastworks is *the* place to get your coffee fix in Oslo.
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Dine: Delicatessen

Grünerløkka, Oslo, Norway
The good news: this is the spot to find some of Oslo’s best tapas. The bad news: they don’t take reservations. If you’re willing to endure the wait (trust us, it’s worth it), Delicatessen is the perfect place to tuck into a glass of wine and some delicious dishes such as steamed mussels and buttery serrano ham with caramelized onion stuck between a set of fluffy brioche buns.
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Shop (for the ladies): Ensemble

Grünerløkka, Oslo, Norway
Store owner Marthe Økelsrud comes from a styling background, which explains her incredible eye for fashion. Inside this quaint boutique expect to find a mix of Scandinavian brands including footwear favorite Since Oslo, as well as trendy classics such as Carven, Alexa Chung, APC, and more.
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Shop (for the gentlemen): Dapper

Grünerløkka, Oslo, Norway
This chic men’s store goes beyond just clothing – offering a bike shop and barbershop inside its walls too. It’s the perfect one stop shop to get a feel for Scandinavian dapper-ness at its finest, whether that’s shopping for toiletries and grooming products or backpacks and bikes.

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