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The restaurants, bars and cafés Norwegian fashion insiders love

By Caroline Krager
Torggata Botaniske Oslo Norge

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Must-know places to sip, eat and shop locally in Oslo

Even though Oslo is often seen as the little sister of Stockholm and Copenhagen, it's had a recent growth spurt. New and exciting places to sip, eat or shop locally are popping up all over the city like dandelions. One by one, international luxury giants are also seeing its appeal, with Chanel opening its first store here.


Areas such as Grünerløkka, St. Hanshaugen and Tøyen are still as trendy as ever, but the bright and shiny new places being developed right by the sea are particularly cool right now. The city's fashion crowd has quickly become infatuated with Oslobukta in Bjørvika, an area to the right of the world famous Opera House. Like a moth to the flame, restaurateurs and hip entrepreneurs have been flocking to open up places here. You'll find small art galleries such as Kösk showcasing modern art, the towering Munch Museum, Instagram-friendly spots to have a bite, and lots of places to hang out while gazing out at the fjord.

Whether you like the sounds of the sea or prefer walking or cycling to one of the city's other trendy areas, Vogue Scandinavia has your back. Here's a list of the restaurants, bars and cafés in Oslo that Norwegian fashion insiders love.