Funky Fresh Cafe

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    ( 45 reviews )
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DogA, Hausmannsgate 16, Oslo, Norway, 0766

Catering company Funky Fresh Foods opened its cafe in August 2014 at the DogA center. Serves burgers, juices, coffee. A small shop area sells organic products and its own labeled products. Open Mon-Tue 11:00am-8:00pm, Wed-Fri 11:00am-10:00pm, Sat 12:00pm-10:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-8:00pm. Kitchen closes one hour before the venue.

Categories: Vegan, Western, Fast food, Juice bar, Catering

45 Reviews

First Review by twoveganlovers

our favorite place in Oslo - Edit

We had the shared tapas. Everything was delicious and the server was very friendly.

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try it! - Edit

Tried their raw cake and cortado! :D Nice that they use oat milk as their standard (and not that awful tasting soy). Tried their vegan burger another time with sliced potato and sweet potatoes on the side. The dressing that came along was superb.

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so-so - Edit

not so bad, but ust plain old salad and hummus, the falaefel was cold

Pros: nice place

Cons: non special foods

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Disappointed - Edit

I wanted to love this place. It is 100% vegan and I had read lots of positive reviews but I was disappointed, it just didn't live up to expectations. I was keen to try the sharing dish which sounded delicious but when we went to order we were told that was off the menu. They had also sold out of the burgers so there was actually no hot food on offer. We found the service was a bit so-so and we weren’t advised that the menu was limited until we went to the counter to order. In the end I went for a falafel bowl which was ok but not particularly inspired
The desserts however redeemed the situation somewhat. Both the oreo cake and lion cake were rich and chocolatey. The coffee and the tea (fresh ginger and lemon) that we tried were good too.
There are so many good reviews I wonder whether we just caught them on an off day?

Pros: Delicous desserts, Good coffee

Cons: Limited menu (several items were not available), Service could have been better

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The best vegan place in Oslo to take family and friends! - Edit

If you're a vegan and are going to take your vegan skeptic friends or family to a vegan place in Oslo, I would recommend Funky Fresh.

Food is great, milkshakes are great, desserts are great. A big plus is that the food always LOOKS beautiful. Interior is light and spacious. Staff is friendly. They serve alcohol which is not too common for vegan eateries in Oslo.

Funky Fresh Cafe is a great place for having a bite and hang out with good friends.

Pros: Food looks great and tastes great, Interior is nice and inviting, Serves alcohol

Cons: Not the cheapest

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very delicious burger - Edit

We had two lentil burgers with self made patty and self made fries (rather chopped potatoes and sweet potatoes). We liked it very much, but if you are not used to Norwegian prices in restaurants it might be expensive. We paid around 58 Euro for the two burgers, a self made lemonade and one beer (this was 10 Euro already).
The burger could also have been ordered with a gluten-free bread.
The staff was very nice and the waiting time was also more than ok. We did not need to wait long.
P.S. there is another app for vegan places in Norway that has more and better updated information available. Some of the restaurants in Oslo listed at Happy Cow are not uptodate anymore, I assume because of the existence of the Vegan Norway app.

Pros: completely vegan, gluten-free options available, cool place

Cons: expensive if you are not used to Norwegian prices

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Just...WOW! - Edit

We had the two burgers, both were ABSOLUTELY GREAT! Friendly staff, pretty location, wide drinks choice...
Just go there. Really. Just go.

Pros: 100% vegan, Great staff and design

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THE vegan restaurant in Oslo - Edit

This cafe and restaurant is truly worth a visit, and is really the O.G. of vegan dining in Oslo. Offering everything from burgers, to raw cakes, ice cream, and excellent sharing tapas platters, smoothies, coffee, milkshakes and more, this place has something for everyone. The space itself is very nice, located inside DOGA (Norwegian center for design and architecture) with a view overlooking the Aker river. The staff are friendly and the food both exciting and satisfying. This is definitely a place for non-vegans and vegans alike. There is also a small store with chocolates and snack etc.
Since it is inside DOGA, there tend to be design/architecture related exhibitions in the building as well, and by the entrance you can find many leaflets on what Oslo has to offer visitors.

Pros: Many options , Good location , Great for visitors to Oslo

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Nice food! - Edit

I have eaten here I. My last 2 trips to Oslo. Each time I was very happy. They have great salads, plates and burger ( with gluten free bread as option which I tried yesterday). Great atmosphere and cozy. I think this restaurant and Nordvegan are my favorites in Oslo!

Pros: tasty food, raw food and great atmosphere

Cons: they say the close at 10pm but the kitchen closes

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Just wow!! - Edit

Went there for lunch, and OMG, it was so good! I had a chef's special 'meat' balls which was a very generous size meal and then a kale ginger smoothie and their special rawreo cheesecake - it was the best raw cheesecake I had so far! They have beautiful seating inside and outside too.
So saddened by the fact I don't live in Oslo full time!!

Pros: amazing raw treats, delicious food, beautiful surroundings

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Excellent - Edit

Shared the "shared dish" with a friend - and it was heavenly. Lots of different dishes, not just delicious, but also a wonderful sight. A bit expensive, but this is Norway after all, restaurants are more expensive than elsewhere in Europe. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, nice view towards greenery.

Pros: VERY good food, nice atmoshere, friendly staff

Cons: not exactly cheap

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yum - Edit

Tasty, healthy food. Good shakes and desserts.

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The best vegan restaurant we've been in! - Edit

My boyfriend and I stayed in Oslo for 6 days and during these six days we went there 3 times! Everytime, we ordered one of the burgers and had a raw cake or brownie afterwards. Their food is really really delicious and you get plenty (important point for my boyfriend). It is the nr. one thing I recommend people going to oslo :)

For a more detailed review go to: http://momentsmountains.de/vegan-in-oslo-english-version/

Updated from previous review on 2017-04-18

Pros: delicious food, friendly atmosphere, little grocery store

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My favorite café/restaurant in Oslo - Edit

I only stayed a week in Norway but it was enough to fall in love with this café ! The place is magnificent, the chairs are very comfortable, there are lots of books to flip through... We can spend hours there without being bored a single second :) the waiters are adorable, smiling and kind.
To speak about the food and drinks, there is a rather impressive choice. It's difficult not to hesitate, because everything is delicious ! We loved everything we tasted, it was stunning.

(There is also a little vegan grocery store, which is nice !)

Pros: Stunning food, Smiling waiters, Decoration and atmosphere

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tasty food in nice atmosphere - Edit

the main points:
*nice atmosphere
*black bean burger (appr. 20€, with few (sweet) potatoes and cabbage salad on the side) was tasty
*chocolate cake (not raw, appr. 4€) was average
there would have been also raw cakes, but they would have been more expensive (appr. 8€). From a mid-European point of view, this place is in general more expensive, but for Oslo/Norwegian-standards I assume it is normal. In any case it is nice to support an all-vegan place, and the food seemed quite healthy, so I would come here again as well as recommending going there to others :)

Pros: tasty, atmosphere, all-vegan with raw options

Cons: bit expensive, but normal for Norwegian standards, (non-raw) cake was average

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Nice atmosphere and yummy food - Edit

I struggled to find this place (it is actually inside the DOGA building) but I was so glad I persevered! The burger I had was nice and very filling and the chocolate mint shake was amazing. The prices are reasonable for Oslo and the staff speak good English.

Pros: Amazing non-dairy milkshakes, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Location is difficult to find

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Big portions Great atmosphere - Edit

We went with 3 persons after a big climbing session and were really hungr. Thought about taking the vegan tappas and something else but the girl recommended to try with the tappas first. We had some delicious milkshake on the side and had a piece of cake afterwards and each of us was super stuffed! It was so delicious, my two friends are meat eaters and they just loved the food so much.

Pros: Lager portions, Incredibly tasty!, Honest and friendly staff

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Brilliant - Edit

I had the buckwheat burger and my husband had the large salad bowl. Quite pricey but that is to be expected in Oslo. Portions are generous and food is nutritious and tasty. The restaurant also uses 50% organic food and is in the process of working to get this number higher.

Also the milkshakes are delicious!

Pros: Delicious, Varied menu

Cons: Service slightly slow

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Gourmet vegan - not to be missed! - Edit

I'm just SO GLAD we hunted this place down. This is a cool venue with fabulous wraps and salads, everything so carefully prepared and delicious. Great desserts and interesting drinks too. The atmosphere is calm and friendly.

Pros: Friendly staff, Gourmet tastes, Great options

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delicious! enjoy :) - Edit

Worth hunting out. Really good menu and a lovely atmosphere. The food was yummy yummy yummy! Quite chilled venue. I had the black bean burger with some yummy extras and a veg juice. I took some choc raw cake with me and that was just sublime. Highly recommend making some time to head here and support this delicious cafe. They also spoke English as my Norwegian is terrible!

Pros: delicious, friendly staff, good menu range

Cons: a little hidden- but keep looking it's worth it!

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I loved it! - Edit

I went there during my trip in Norway and I had the mushroom burger. OHMY, super tasty, the gluten-free focaccia bread was really awesome! the staff is super nice and helpful, everybody speaks perfect english. There is a lovely little food store inside where you can buy vegan organic stuff. You can seat in the veranda with a nice view and enjoy your food :)

Pros: really good food, nice staff and lovely place, loads of options, raw too

Cons: pricey

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an okay experience - Edit

Very cute place in Oslo , has a little store section . Menu was not very extensive , i tried the burger and combucha , everything was relatively good . Would go back to try the tapas plate .

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Great little vegan place - Edit

I just arrived in Oslo and found this place on my Happy Cow app. I ordered the buckwheat burger and an IPA. Both were delicious. There's outdoor seating available too.

Pros: all vegan, delicious food, friendly staff

Cons: Oslo prices

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Great vegan restaurant - Edit

A great place for vegan food, especially if you love healthy options, gluten-free, organic and so on. Has both pricy and cheaper options, but is more on the expensive side because of fresh and organic ingredients. Great staff and a nice place to sit down for a meal.

Pros: Great variety, Healthy options, Good atmosphere

Cons: A bit pricy

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Good food but the staff are a bit.. - Edit

I have been there once before half a year ago and the service was so-so, so I didn't have too high expectation this time. But still I was disappointed.
We came in the evening and right after we had sat down and were looking at the menus the same waiter who seated us came and was about to serve us two burgers we didn't order (it was for the table next to us but honestly, there were only four tables in the entire restaurant that were in use)

We were told that they are not doing the funky fresh plates anymore (the only dish where you can get falafels), but we asked to get a couple falafels on the side since we saw that they had them on display in the counter. At this time it would be nice if we were told that they were going to charge us extra for it :)

We ordered two buckwheat burgers and were surprised to see that there was no bread?? I went to ask the waitress what had happened and she told us they were out of bread... It would have been nice if she told her that when we were ordering instead of after. We got some hummus and two "puncheboller" to make up for it but that was not until after I had to ask why our dish did not have one of the main components...

The food was good though, interesting use of spices and good with both sweet potato and normal potato wedges on the side. The menu could have been bigger, there were two burgers and a soup to choose from of the main dishes (and the funky fresh plate, but they were not doing that anymore when we came in. If they only do it until a certain time every day then maybe write it on the menu?).

Anyways the food was good, but the service wasn't much to brag about. The waiters seemed like they had no interest in us being there and also came and told us "we are closed now" while we were eating, five minutes before they actually closing. Wouldn't go again.

(tips for owners: give your staff a proper teaching in how to serve well and how to smile :) )

Cons: bad service, our dish came out incomplete, they didnt serve all the food on the menu

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must go! - Edit

Friendly, creative, amazing atmosphere. Just go!

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delicious! - Edit

My first food experience in Oslo was great! I had a burger as did my partner. The plates were filling. I had the best chocolate milkshake I've ever had. Staff were friendly and accommodating to my non existent Norwegian! I also had a piece of cheesecake and that was the best tasting cheesecake ever.

Pros: location, cheesecake

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