Welcome to Café Skansen near Aker Brygge in Oslo.

Our restaurant is located in the heart of Oslo near Christiania Torg Kvadraturen, overlooking the Town Hall Square. The building itself dates from the 1800s, giving a cosy and intimate atmosphere. Our food is based on genuine craftsmanship combined with solid, traditional cooking packed with delicious flavours and exciting, modern combinations.

Traditional Scandinavian food - husmannskost

The word is a direct translation of the German "Hausmannskost", which is a widely used word in Scandinavia as well. The term embraces traditional dishes made with fine craftmanship. Historical speaking, this was not as exclusive and nutritious as it is today. The food was often made from ingredients which at the time was the cheapest or easiest to acquire. Today, the term is used on delectable dishes with flavors from Scandinavia and Northern Europe. 
There are not many restaurants still serving classic dishes such as mutton stew (fårikål in Norwegian), whale meat, "vossakorv" and moose terrin. Cafe Skansen serves generous portions with delicious traditional food!

Do you want a drink that perfectly match the flavors in your food? We have a wide selection of drinks, both with and without alcohol. For example we serve organic juices from the Danish farmer Søbogaard. Choose between apple, orange, blueberry lemon and "soul warmer" (Sjælevarmer in Norwegian) with a taste of ginger.

We also serve delicious desserts, tarts and cakes. Welcome for a cup of coffee and cake - every day! We give you a good excuse to eat cake on a weekday. 

Inside the restaurant it is an intimate atmosphere with a fireplace that heats up cold days. In the summer we have outdoor seating in historic surroundings.
Welcome to our restaurant for homemade food and great service!


Café Skansen is a part of Akershusgruppen, who runs several restaurants in the center of Oslo. We recommend visiting the restaurants in Akershusgruppen:

Amundsen Bryggeri & Spiseri
Nydalen Bryggeri & Spiseri
Burger Joint
Jarmann Gastropub
Brasserie Hansken
Royal Gastropub
Beer Palace
Pappabuene (Summer season only)
Fellini Birreria e Cucina

Welcome to our restaurant!