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Flat white coffee in Norway


I will be in Norway (Oslo-Bergen-Alesund-Trondheim) for two weeks in May 2020. Asan Australian I love a flat white coffee (espresso with micro foam served in a 200ml cup). What sort of coffee should I ask for in a cafe to get this.

A flat white is not the same as a cappuccino - it has less foam. Or the same as a latte - it has less milk. Or a macchiato - it has more milk.

Any suggestions welcome

Posted by
3521 posts

The only place to get a true Flat White is your favorite coffee shop in Australia. The Starbucks version is ... well, more a cappuccino. I have not seen anything even called a flat white in Europe (but didn't really go looking for one either).

Posted by
998 posts

We had no difficulty getting flat whites in Prague and Antwerp last year so I had been hoping they had made their way to Norway.

In desperation in the US once (where the only decent coffee we found was at MOMA in New York), I did go to a Starbucks - never again - I'm not sure what I had but it didn't taste like a real coffee. So I won't be on the lookout for a Starbucks.

I'm usually not a fussy coffee drinker, but that might be because I am surrounded by great coffee in Australia. I guess it will all be part of the journey.

Posted by
2577 posts

Norwegians are coffee junkies. In Oslo and some towns you will find these Schicki-Mickis such as FLat White but do not hesitate to try a regular coffee - just black.

If you are in Tromso try Kaffebonna.

Posted by
3392 posts

If you're a coffee connoisseur then you will adore Oslo! The coffee culture there is unique - tiny little 3-4 table shops that roast their own beans and have individual styles. My favorite is Tim Wendelboe - some of the best coffee I've had in my entire life. No idea if they have a flat white but you may find something you like even better!

Posted by
998 posts

Hi Anita, we will definitely try out Tim Wendelboe as we are staying in Grunerlokka! Looks like it will be a short walk across the park. Thanks for the suggestion.