Spor av Nord is an unpretentious place with a relaxed and warm atmosphere. Our ambition is to be a location where people who live and work nearby, or visit Kvadraturen, want to come by for simple and nutritious breakfast, lunch or light meals, or just to grab a cup or a glass in passing. We are open from early morning until late at night.
Møsbrømlefse, a traditional Norwegian pastry from Salten, is our signature dish. Casseroles, soups and simple dishes based on local vegetables or seafood are central. We serve fine wines and real champagne; both can be bought as glass or bottle. We have beer from Bådin in Bodø, drinks based on, among other things, gin and rum from Myken, blueberry juice and ginger beer. There is a lot of good non-alcoholic options too, including products from the Norwegian company Leske. We have acquired a renovated La Marzocco, and with this we brew coffee from Bønner i Byen, a standalone coffee distillery established in 2013 by coffee enthusiasts in the north.
Our chef, Martin Bonita Skar, has long experience from using healthy, local ingredients to make tasty meals. Martin started his career at Baltazar and has since then worked with everything from urban farming in Tjuvholmen to cook in canteens for demanding customers, training food enthusiasts and catering to private events. His interest in coffee is above average and he has a slightly nerdy relationship with tea.
Spor av Nord is furnished with beautiful findings from Blomquist, Finn.no, Lauritz and other thrift stores. We have obtained a retailer's license and most of the furniture are for sale. Old pieces of furniture often hold a completely different quality new ones and is well suited for reuse.
Our surroundings in Kvadraturen
The location at the intersection of Tollbugata/Skippergata is part of an area that has been considered a rough neighborhood for the last decades. In the recent years, much has happened in these beautiful old quarters. Among other things, a number of art professionals have established themselves here, they cooperate and are called the Square Art Oslo District. The Opera is a few minutes away. We are proud neighbors of the Church City Mission which is just across the street from us. "Post-Covid-19" we see even more people than before who need a little help in mastering everyday life. Our customers can – if they want to – contribute directly to the Church City Mission's important work. All factors combined give an exciting metropolitan feel. The district is changing, and we want to contribute to it.