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Norway's black-gold treasure chest

There’s way more to Stavanger than a hunt for black gold, although the oil capital of Norway is not as popular of a destination as Oslo and Bergen. The city still retains some of its sleepy, provincial charm, but it’s now modern and cosmopolitan, and chock-full of nostalgic attractions and worthwhile treasures. Gamle Stavanger, with its winding streets and wooden houses, is still the main tourist draw. The fjords and scenic nature, however, are second-to-none, and there’s enough entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

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Bøker og Børst

Bøker og Børst

Locals' Pick Colorful book cafe

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Books in the restrooms, love it!

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Al Greenall


‘Books and Booze’, pretty much says it all. Really relaxed bar with lots of old books and a steady flow of interesting folks and good beer.

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Kaffehuset A/S

Coffee Experts

A staple of Stavanger. They advertise themselves as a pub, coffee bar, and book café. Try their selection of microbrews, play a couple rounds of board games with friends, or see one of their regular concerts. If you are looking to discover what Norwegians mean by “koselig, ” you’ll want to stop by Bøker og Børst.

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Norway Brewing Co.


This little café on Stavanger’s most colorful street has been a favorite spot for students and hipsters alike for years, but in the recent past, their beer selection has exploded! With between 100 and 120 bottles and 15 newly installed draft lines, Bøker og Børst has a fantastic beer list and a great selection of Norwegian microbrews. Must-try: Anything from Voss Bryggeri, just up the coast from Stavanger.

Traveler reviews

Colorful book cafe Editors' Note

Bøker og Børst is one of those unique places where you come for a coffee and end up staying all day. The colorful cafe with its creative interior serves delicious coffee, snacks and lunch and turns into a laidback bar when the sun sets. There are 70-100 different beers available.

Bøker og Børst is a popular meeting place for the locals, but you will also find people who visit the cafe by themselves to read a book or enjoy the free wifi.

Don’t miss the beautiful toilets with their bookshelves and vintage wallpaper.

Bøker og Børst
Øvre Holmegate 32, 4006 Stavanger, Norway, Stavanger
Eiganes og Våland
+47 51 86 04 76
Mon - Sun: 10:00 am - 2:00 am