BarBarista, Bergen, Norway

barbarista, bergen, norway

If you’re in Bergen, Norway, make sure you visit BarBarista on Øvregaten 12.

May Vik Medås, who started café BarBarista 13 years ago, and whose sassy portrait is on full view to customers, isn’t just the heart and soul of this quaint café in Norway’s second largest city. She is also the queen of the café! “I have a throne here which I sit in everyday,” she explains, handing over a business card which proudly proclaims her job title as dronning – queen ! [Read more...]


Tom Rørnes, Fisketorget, Bergen


At Fisketorget (the fish market) in Bergen some of the best Norwegian seafood is to be had. You can buy to take home and prepare yourself or taste some of the catch of the day freshly prepared on the market stands.

The gooiest stand of them all has to be Tom Rørnes with its super-friendly employees who called out “We sell fish” as Team Gooi approached. They were clearly dedicated to great service and were friendly and passionate about what they do and the fish they sell.

“This is not a shop or supermarket,” says owner Tom Rørnes. “It’s somewhere to get great produce all-year-round, 95 percent of it caught by local fishermen.” [Read more...]