Do you take your kids often out for lunch? I honestly don’t for two reasons: the lack of toddler friendly restaurants and the crazy Oslo prices. But I do miss going out for a bite during the weekends. So anytime we have visitors over we use them as an excuse to go grab lunch outside.
We have our number one restaurant we love to go to. It’s not made for kids, but it’s children-friendly enough in the sense that they have highchairs, the food comes fast and the staff is really nice. There’s no changing table in the bathroom, but there’s a tall bench you can use as such (maybe a bit tricky if your child moves a lot).
Today I’d like to introduce to you: Kolonihagen. A super cozy, hidden restaurant in Frogner that serves deliciously yummy and healthy food. All their products are seasonal and organic. It’s the perfect winter lunch retreat for those frosty dark days that are to come.
Their menu is short, but varied enough. They have amazing salads and other really tasty warm dishes. For baby/toddlers I find the daily soup really handy and sooo good! If you’re curious, have a look at their menu.
On Sundays there’s no ‘a la carte’, but open buffet instead. It's reaaally good! It feels more like a proper brunch actually. Oh, and you’ll get to taste loads of typical Norwegian small dishes, such as smoked fish, different kinds of salads and dips and many different types of bread. Last time we tried the buffet they had a white chocolate granola to die for! I’ve checked their website though, and it seems like they’ll keep the restaurant closed on Sundays during the month of December.
If you take your stroller along you’ll have to leave it outside most surely. But it’s safe. I at least, have left it there every single time and never had a problem. There’s a little patio in front of the restaurant, so it’s not like you’ll be leaving it right in Frognerveien. What I used to do when Thea was a baby though, was taking the pram basket inside if she was asleep and when she woke up I would lay her on top of her duvet on the table, right in front of me :). It actually seems so weird to look back now and think she wasn’t even able to turn back then, ha! Time flies!
Another thing I adore about this place is the flower shop right next to it: Mina Milanda. It’s like entering a magic fairytale. Whites, greens and greys merge together and create this perfect “ommmm” feeling. It transmits relaxing vibes. I would probably buy half the store if I could! They have beautiful pots, plants, candles and vases but it’s quite expensive, so I always have to restrain myself from going all crazy in there.
Now, happy brunching to you!
Monday - Saturday from 11:00 to 23:00
Sundays from 11:00 to 17:00 (closed December 2016)
Frognerveien 33, 0263 Oslo