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Cafe Opera

$$ - $$$
International, European, Norwegian, Cafe, Scandinavian, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Engen 18 | Right next to DNS, The National Theater, Bergen 5011, Norway
+47 55 23 03 15
10:00 - 03:30
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Sun 11:00 - 23:30
Mon - Tue 10:00 - 00:00
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 03:30
Sat 11:00 - 03:30
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant with more locals than tourist. The cafe opera had been an excellent option. A friendly staff offered us a delicious food in a charming atmosphere.

Thank CatherinSR
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I liked very much the environment at Cafe Opera, nice and charming and with an elegant local touch. I tried the soup of the day - a deliciously spicy chicken soup -. Just what I needed to warm up and regain strength. And my kids chose the toasts... excellent as well. The huge burguers also looked and smelled very well.... More 

Thank Alicia c
Aukra Municipality, Norway
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped by for a quick lunch. They got some tasteful dishes to choose from, and I picked a delightful flounder on bread with fried potatoes. Highly recomended.

Thank FrankJohnnyS
Oslo, Norway
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Café Opera is an institution in Bergen. Café by day, bar/pub/concert/music venue by night. Good food at reasonable prices, friendly staff and a varied clientele. Nice place for a glass of wine and a chat, for a hung-over-Sunday brunch or for a tasty burger for dinner.

Thank TrudeKN
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Sorry, it's been a few months but it was a delicious meal. I do remember the seats being quite "relaxed" so you had to engage your core to eat dinner, but that's alright, hey?

Thank Kimberlee S
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150 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Unprententious and great tasting food in cafe style place far away from the tourist traps. Conserts, pubquiz and many other arrangements. Will be back!

Thank Nordkvinnen
St Helens, United Kingdom
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445 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Very good restaurant located very close to the Opera House. Very good menu selection. Not very busy, probably because no show at the Opera! Café-type furniture, which seems to be the norm in many restaurants/cafes. Excellent food, average selection of beers. About average prices, but very much worth the visit. Atmosphere is very good.

Thank Chris S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I went here with some friends from couchsurfing the last day I was in Bergen, really cool and casual place with good service. Reasonable prices but the food was just a little under OK and when the dish finally came, it was cold. After finishing the meal we drank some beers and a bunch of musicians rigged the stage for... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Very nice café with friendly staff. We had two omelettes that were way overdone, although the taste was good. It came with a little bit of salad on the plate, but although the greens were fresh, the salad was tasteless, with no dressing that we could see or taste. We finished our visit with some coffee, which was very good.... More 

Thank Kari2010
Torstein R, Manager at Cafe Opera, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Kari2010. I'm so sorry to hear about your experience with the omelettes, and it certainly doesn't sound like the standard we like to keep. The omelettes are made by order, and are given a bit of toast on top before they are served. It seems like this process was overdone, and it should have been... More 

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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

My friend and I came here after a long afternoon fjord cruise. We each got a different seafood dinner dish and shared a dessert, and neither of us were disappointed! The food was delicious, and the wine was reasonable for a very generous glass. The service was quick- would definitely recommend for a budget-friendly sit-down meal.

Thank Cara E
Torstein R, Manager at Cafe Opera, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review, Cara E. I'm happy to hear that you and your friend were satisfied when eating here. It's very important after a long day of sightseeing! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
International, European, Norwegian, Cafe, Scandinavian, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 03:30
10:00 - 03:30
10:00 - 03:30
11:00 - 03:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Engen 18 | Right next to DNS, The National Theater, Bergen 5011, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Western Norway  >  Hordaland  >  Bergen>  > Sentrum
  • Neighbourhood: Sentrum
  • Phone Number: +47 55 23 03 15
Cafe Opera is a cafe, restaurant, pub, club and art gallery all in one. Freshly made omelettes and sandwiches are served until 4 PM every day. A full menu is served from opening time until 11 PM (11.30 PM from late July and throughout August). We are fully licensed. Relax in a sofa upstairs or enjoy a game of backgammon or chess. Live music every Thursday at OperaJam. DJ's and various club music every Friday and Saturday night. Hope to see you!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?