Affogato. At the coffee shop of BA53 you get the best espresso and ice cream in Oslo. The latter made by the guys at Kulinaris. A soft serve of vanilla ice cream, topped with warm espresso made of freshly brewed Lippe roasted coffee beans. Can life get better? I submit that it cannot. I was not joking when I wrote in my post about the bar at BA53 that we were headed to test the coffee shop last Sunday. We headed all the way from Nydalen to Frogner, just to savor this sweet delicacy. I suggest you do the same!
Kari Innerå has gone all in with her new restaurant BA53. A bar equipped with one of Scandinavia’s most skilled bartenders, Sondre Kasin, and a restaurant aiming for stars. Almost like a bonus they’ve put a really nice coffee shop in the corner too. To my knowledge, it is the only place in Oslo where you can order a proper affogato. I am probably wrong, but I am pretty sure it is the best in town! Anyone who puts Kulinaris ice cream in their mix automatically has the best you can get. You can’t argue with that.
We came for the affogato but ended up ordering a Chemex of Lippe coffee from Kenya, and two sandwiches as well. After all, the trip from Nydalen to Frogner is a long one! You build up a hunger on the way. Next to us sat Norway’s undisputed cooking mother – Ingrid Espelid Hovig. That is a sign of quality right there. So if you haven’t been to BA53 yet, at least make your way to the coffee shop and satisfy that Christmas sweet tooth.
Where do you get your affogato fix? Is it even available anywhere else in Oslo?