Welcome to Café Ask and Embla

Café Ask and Embla at the Museum of Archaeology and the Iron Age Farm serves great food that is made from scratch in our kitchens. Feel free to use the café when visiting the exhibitions, or pop in for a tasty lunch. You can also visit our café without having to buy an admission ticket to the museum.

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Café Ask and Embla is located at the Museum of Archaeology and the Iron Age Farm. We sell sandwiches, tasty cakes, traditional pancakes and we also have our own Viking pizza on the menu.

Café Ask and Embla is a natural meeting place where visitors can sit down and discuss all the great things they have experienced during the visit to the museum or longhouses at the Iron Age Farm. Or you can simply pop in for a great meal; everyone is welcome! It is a perfect place for families and friends. Why not just meet up for lunch one day and make Café Ask and Embla your new regular café? At the Museum of Archaeology in Våland, visitors can simply sit and admire the museum gardens over a lovely cup of coffee and a piece of cake. 

The café is open during the museum’s opening hours and can be hired for private events.

Very nice museum. The food in the cafe exceeded all expectations!

Museum guest

Tasty menu

The menu is full of tasty food made at the museum. We prepare delicious dishes based on produce that was also available in prehistoric times.

Everything is made by our talented chef and his team, and what we serve is of high quality and is rooted in history.   

But best is an ale feast when man is able
to call back his wits at once.

From the Håvamål collections of poems

Café at the Iron Age Farm

The café at the visitor centre is open during the Iron Age Farm’s opening hours. We sell sandwiches, baked pastries and drinks. We also sell a traditional meatball soup called sodd, and have gluten-free sandwiches and cakes. We also sell ice-cream to cool you down on those hot summer days.

The café follows the museum’s opening hours, but it can also hired for parties and conferences.

We have several event menus, and the Iron Age Farm creates a historical and unique atmosphere around all types of events.

Lunch menu

A taste of history

Foccacia på Kafé Ask og Embla
Try our foccacia for lunch at the Museum of Archaeology. Foto: Annette Øvrelid, Arkeologisk museum, UiS.

A selection of house sandwiches and salads

Choose from our three different types of homemade fresh bread: 

Stone Age bread (gluten-free)
contains almonds, walnuts, peanuts, hazelnuts, sesame seeds and eggs

Kludder bread
contains milk, wheat, barley and hazelnuts

Sourdough bread (partly wholegrain)
contains wheat, barley

Served with
The house’s smoked pork loin and cheese NOK 65
contains milk, eggs, mustard and sulphites

The house’s smoked salmon and scrambled eggs NOK 75
contains fish, eggs, mustard and sulphites

Prawns and scrambled eggs NOK 95
contains shellfish, eggs, mustard and sulphites

Cheese and butter NOK 35
contains wheat, barley and milk

Vegetarian with pickled mushrooms NOK 65
contains milk, eggs, mustard and sulphites

Something sweet with your coffee

A selection of cakes NOK 35
contains wheat, eggs and milk

Gluten-free cake NOK 35
contains eggs and milk

Traditional pancakes NOK 25
contains eggs, milk and wheat

Chocolate truffle NOK 35
contains milk and hazelnuts

Viking pizza

We serve fantastic pizzas that are inspired by the Viking Age.

Vikingpizza på Arkeologisk museum
Pizza with a taste of the Viking Age.

Throughout history, almost all cultures have baked flat bread on stone slabs. The breads have been eaten together with meat, fish, cheese and many other things.

We have chosen to make it like a pizza, together with some of the best produce that we know was eaten during the Viking Age.

Our pizza is served with a white pizza sauce, pickled red onion, pickled mushrooms, lingonberries and cured ham, Norwegia cheese and cheddar cheese, topped with rocket salat, rocket pesto and aïoli for NOK 195.