Lunch at Matmagasinet

When Matmagasinet first opened I was pretty excited as I found it to be very good and I named “our new little gem in Stavanger”. That was back in 2011 and over the years we have visited this place several times. It is still part café , part coffee shop, part catering and part shop for various stuff such as tea, coffee olive oil etc. Our most recent visit to this place was in the end of January when we had a quick lunch there.
Over the years it seems like the selection of food has gotten more of “café food” – when we first went there it seemed to be very inspired by Italian food as we had risotto, lasagna etc and it was more of a small restaurant. But when we went there this time, the menu was not that exciting. They have sandwiches, salads, wraps and some warm food including a special dish and soup of the day. I decided to have the soup of the day as it was carrot soup with ginger – a soup that I make at home and find to be pretty good. It turned out that this soup had cream, milk and coconut milk in it which made it a bit into a “Thai” flavored soup. Nikki went for the salad of the day which was a green salad with various vegetables and served with lentils and parma ham. The salad was good but according to Nikki there was no wow factor.
Maybe we have gotten more demanding over the years but we feel that Matmagasinet has stopped impressing us and there have been a few hiccups. But they still have a good Americano and the Italian chocolate cake is usually good. Read more about Matmagasinet on
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