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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Recently I was invited by Gunnhild Seljenes (norwegian barista champ 2005) to come and check out the new restaurant/cafe she is working in, called Café Cartagena. I was more than happy to do that since Gunnhild is a really nice person and an excellent barista. Audun wanted to check the place out too, so together we headed out to Lysaker for some espresso.

The cafe is situated by the waterfront, close to some large office buildings. Seems to be a great place to start a business considering the large amount of potential customers that would want lunch and morning coffee.

Gunnhild and the owner Caroline Schreiner showed us around the very airy and stilish interior of the place. We got a nice shot of SH espresso brewed by Gunnhild. (They're using a Rancilio classe 8 and Mazzer grinder for those who are interested to know). Gunnhild is the head barista and is training the staff also. Got to be good.

Audun and Gunnhild

Seems to me to be a really nice place to go on say sundays to have a coffee and a bite with friends. I think it is also worth pointing out that this probably is one of the few places in Oslo where you can have really nice restaurant meal and a coffee that matches it at the end.

If you want to check it out, then I believe the easiest way to get there is by train (covered nicely by a regular sporveiene travel card / ticket).

Here's the address:
Lysaker Brygge 41-43
Phone: +47 67 11 06 00

Be sure to check out the article on Temperato about the place too.

4/12/2006 12:07:00 AM  

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