Joe & the Juice is another great chain in Oslo that has great coffee. They also have really excellent juices, if you’re into that.
The location that we visited several time is the one at Lille Grensen (Karl Johans gate 25). You will pass it as you walk towards the Palace, but it is tucked back a little – so keep an eye out for it as you walk!
Another important thing to know about this place is that they open at 7 a.m. on weekdays but not until 10 a.m. on weekends!
Now, if you do go here, then do yourself a favor and do NOT just order a regular coffee or latte. Instead, get a ginger latte.
I know what you’re thinking – freshly grated ginger root in a latte does not really sound like something that would taste good in your jokehole. Well, the joke is on you, my friend!
It is fan-freaking-tastic!
Here’s the thing – the ginger is not as strong of a flavor as you might expect it to be. It is just a nice, light gingery undertone among that typical smooth Norwegian coffee.
I really only have one bad thing to say about the ginger latte here – the cup size for it is TOO SMALL! If you check out the photo of our drinks, the smaller coffee cup is the ginger latte and the larger is a big regular latte.
Prices here are typical Norwegian coffee shop prices, which means that it is rather pricey if your base is American dollars. For two ginger lattes and two of the juices, it ended up costing us around the equivalent of $30 USD – but it was so worth it. In fact, when we head back to Oslo for the weekend, we will be indulging in some of the tasty beverages here yet again.