This used to be the wheel house on a Norwegian fishing boat. Now it's a very unique coffee-hut situated on Røa (a part of Oslo towards the west). The owners are a couple, where he is from Alaska and she is from Sweden. Why they ended up in Oslo, I don't know, but I sure am happy for it!
They sell really good coffee, which is a nice change from the disgusting drink you get from the vending machines at 7-Eleven and similar places. Earl (the owner) told me that he didn't like the coffee he got here so he decided to import a coffee of his taste and sell it to us. The Red Goat is shipped from Alaska on the same day it's roasted. That way it's really fresh when it arrives here, and there's a lot of taste.
I really don't understand how they can grow coffee in Alaska, but I'm sure there is an explanation. I will try to find out. That's a good excuse for me to go there again.
Another great thing they have done to this area is putting up benches and café tables. The market square used to be empty and wind-swept. Now it's crowded and wind-swept, which is a whole lot better. I go there sometimes in the morning, buy my coffee (latte) and sit there looking at people or chat with some of the employees in the different shops there.
A small curiosity before I end. In the yellow building in this photo there is a dentist's office. This is the dentist the King of Norway uses. I've seen him arrive there a few times. :-)
The rise of the Mannequin
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