Cafe Kippers USF is a relaxing outdoor cafe and restaurant located by the sea and forming part of the USF Verftet arts and culture complex.
The premises are a former sardine factory (in fact, USF stands for "United Sardine Factory").
Mette (VTer: FletteMette) and I visited Cafe Kippers on my final day in Bergen in August 2006. We sat by the sea on a warm and sunny afternoon.
The peaceful location and excellent sea views are the main advantage of this cafe. It is sufficiently well hidden to avoid being overrun by tourists.....and the main clientele are locals (and it is said to be particularly popular with artists).
Dozens of tables line the seafront, some shaded by sun parasols, and there is no passing traffic to detract from the peacefulness. Many people arrive at the cafe by bicycle.....as can be seen by the long row of bicycles parked up next to the cafe.
The food menu includes soups, sandwiches and a number of light meals. There is a large selection of hot beverages, alcoholic drinks and soft drinks.
We opted for a Hansa beer and a Coca Cola - total cost: 91 NOK
One of the best cafes for an outdoor drink on a sunny Bergen day!