Java is one of the top coffee spots in Oslo. A worthy neighbour to the gastronomic powerhouses of Pascal (patisserie/restaurant with a mission) and Gutta På Haugen (fruits, vegetables, and anything an aspiring gourmand needs for his/her kitchen). But enough about that - let\'s move on to the coffee: It\'s rare to not have to wait in line for the barristas at java; it\'s not that they\'re always packed (though it is popular), nor is it that the staff are slow. Simply put, they care about the preparation of coffee, and put as much effort into making each cup the best it can be whether the client is a random passerby wanting a sweet latte, or a connoisseur eager to try the latest roast. Java is rare in oslo in that it is equipped with siphon brewers, in addition to the increasingly popular (and deservedly so) aeropress, as well as the standard munitions of a full fledged espressobar. In addition, java sources its own coffee; through Kaffa in briskeby (the older brother to this charming sister) interesting coffees from around the world keep appearing. It\'s almost as if places like these pop up just to try to fill the gaps left in CoE lists after Wendelboe, Stockfleths and Kaffebrenneriet have had their bidding spree. This was the only place I found Hacienda Esmeralda for instance. The locale is clean, purposeful, efficient and ideal for their clientel. In addition to being between two respected neighbours, as mentioned above, Java is also perfectly located accross the street from the park at St. Hanshaugen. The floorspace in the cafe is empty, no tables, but around the entire interior periphery are bar stools and ample elbow space. Also outside are comfy benches with small tables for those who need to associate an espresso with other tropically grown vegetation. So - I didn\'t talk too much about the coffee in the end, but I hope you got the point that in the vast cafe landscape of oslo, this is a gem amongst many landmarks.
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