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Kjelen Kafe

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Saltstraumen, Bodo 8056, Norway
+47 75 58 75 29
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The sea food you will find on your plate is probably the catch of the morning from the Saltstraumen. Food is simple, but that accounts certainly not for the quality which is great. View is simply stunning. Service is very friendly and gives expert advise on your choice of meal. Do not mis!

Thank Michel H
Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

After a long drive, we stopped here for dinner. My wife somehow got the corner table overlooking the Maelstrom and we both ordered the Halibut and a coffee. Wow what a dish and plenty of it too. Great value and great food while we watched the fishermen catching plenty...

Thank QuarkMurphy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

Old fashioned cafe with a stunning view over Saltstraumen. You can watch fishermen land tons of fish while enjoying warm waffles.

Thank Trond R
Tromso, Norway
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60 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

A small sign along the road by Saltstraumen says "café open" I don't know how many times I have passed it, but finally my hunger coincided with me passing by. So I decided to find the place. After a few tries (it is straight down towards the fjord, not by the museum) I found the café. The interior is typical... More 

Thank StineMilla
Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

After watching the fast water for some time, we went to Kjelen to get some refreshment. You can sit on their terrace, when weather is nice, and have a perfect view of Saltstraumen. We had coffee and the specialty: Møsbrømlefse. Hard to describe, but like a warm Taco filled with brown goat cheese and Norwegian sour cream. Yummy!

Thank pjsv

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Restaurant Details

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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Saltstraumen, Bodo 8056, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Nordland  >  Bodo
  • Phone Number: +47 75 58 75 29
Welcome to Kafé Kjelen We are situated in the middle of Saltstraumen with the best views and excellent fishing. This is the best place to view the magnificent maelstrom and enjoy a nice meal at the same time. Refreshments can be enjoyed outside on our beautiful porch. We have a beautiful fish restaurant where we serve 3-course fish menu with wine that accompany the food perfectly.

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