LITTERATURHUSET

EVERY DAY
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Colonialen café and brasserie are located in Litteraturhuset in Østre Skostredet, and offer an informal restaurant experience with their charming, rustic atmosphere.

Our chefs make classic dishes like mussels, fish and meat inspired by Nordic and European traditions, complemented by a rich selection of wine served by knowledgeable sommeliers. The café opens early and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Monday – Friday

09.00 — 23.00

Saturday

11.00 — 23.00

address

Østre Skostredet 5—7

contact

+47 55 90 16 00
booking@colonialen.no

Monday – Friday

09.00 – 11.00

CROISSANT

95

Ham & cheddar

CONTINENTAL

145

Egg, ham, cheese, jam, tomato, fruit and bread,

EGGS BENEDICT

165

Toast, honey glazed ham, poached egg & hollandaise

SCRAMBLED EGGS

110

Sour dough toast, scrambled & salmon

OMELETTE

85

Sour dough toast, small omelette & tomato salad

FRIED EGGS

105

Sour dough toast, two fried eggs, bacon & baked tomato

BOILED EGG

68

Rye toast, soft boiled egg, anchovies and butter

CHEESE & JAM

75

Sour dough toast, brown goat cheese, black currant compote and butter

MÜSLI

56

Nøttemüsli, yogurt og solbær
Monday – Saturday

11.00 – 15.00

VEGETAR

Tortilla

215

Barley, raita, salad

Green risotto

225

Kale, pickled broccoli

Couscous

145

Salad, raita, pomegranate
SALADS

CHÈVRE SALAD

175

Pickled pear and almond salsa

VITELLO TONATO

175

Veal and tuna mayonnaise
CLASSICS

OYSTERS

3 stk 149, 6 stk 259

Soya noisette

Moule mariniere

195

Cream, white wine, herb butter

HOMEMADE SAUSAGE

175 / 225

Potatoe mash and sauerkraut

PLANK WITH CHEESE AND MEAT

225 / 335

Cheese & cured meat with olives, honey, nuts & chutney
SANDWICHES

HERRING

155

Sour cream, rye, apple

DIGG SAUSAGE from Ask

175

Cheddar and tomato

Eggs Benedict

185

Ham or salmon

BEEF TARTAR

185

Cornichon, capers, egg

Ox tail

145

Sour cream, rye toast
SOUP

CAULIFLOWER & DILL SOUP

105 / 155

Dill oil, croutons

Dashi

165

Shiitake, noodles
DESSERT

Passion fruit & orange tart

95

Salt caramel

Chocolate confectionery cake

95

Yoghurt ice cream, chili, crumble
Monday – Friday

15.00 – 17.00

New menu from day to day. Simple wholesome eats at a nice price. The dishes are based on healthy and good ingredients and is the perfect dinner after work, school and kindergarten.

Monday – Saturday

16.00 – 24.00
Kitchen closes at 22.00

SNACK

OYSTERS

3 stk 149, 6 stk 259

Soy noisette

HAM from Suldal

199

100grams of hamham, oil & bread
STARTERS

MUSSELS

165

300 gr Cream, white wine, herb butter

Crayfish

245

Pappardelle pasta, shellfish consummé

Ravioli

165

Ox tail, blue cheese, sage butter

Beef tartar

185

Cornichons, capers, egg, anchovy aioli

Dashi

155

Seeaweed, shiitake, buckwheat noodles

Cauliflower-& dill soup

105

Dill oil, croutons
MAINS FROM THE SEA

Mussels

275

600 gr Cream, white wine, herb butter

Today's whole fish

245

Herb butter, salad

Winter cod

265

Parsnip, lentils, dashi, fish chips

Redfish bacalao

280

Tomato, paprika, olive, potato
MAINS VEGETARIAN

Polenta steak

195

Cafe de Paris butter, fermented vegetables , kale

Green risotto

225

Black cabbage, pickled broccoli

Tortilla

215

Barley, wheat, salad, raita
MAINS MEAT

Korma

245

Indian lamb stew, raita, couscous

Entrecôte from Jæren

335

Onion black pudding, bearnaisesaus

Pork neck

255

Cafe de Paris smør, sweetbread , kale
SIDES

BAKED POTATOE

35

Green salad

35

Root vegetables and raita

35

Sourdough bread and 2 type of butter

35

DESSERT

Passion fruit & orange tart

105

Salt caramel

TARTE TATIN

115

Vanilla ice cream

Chocolate confectionery cake

115

Yoghurt ice cream, chili, crumble
CHEESE

LARGE CHEESE PLANK

245

5 cheeses served with butter and sweets

SMALL CHEESE PLANK

179

3 cheeses served with butter and sweets

MENU I

595 NOK

Cauliflower-& dill soup

Dill oil, croutons

Winter cod

Parsnip, lenses, dashi, fish chips

Chocolate confectionery cake

Yoghurt ice cream, chili, crumble

MENU II

595 NOK

Cauliflower-& dill soup

Dill oil, croutons

Pork neck

Cafe de Paris smør, sweetbread , kale

Chocolate confectionery cake

Yoghurt ice cream, chili, crumble

APERITIF

Prosecco 95,- per glass
Champagne 145,- per glass

WINE MENU

445 NOK per person for 3-course menu
Sommelier selects wine pairings

BEER MENU

335 NOK per person for 3-course menu
Sommelier selects beer pairings

SNACK PLANK

225 NOK per person

For a light lunch or evening snack.
A rich selection of cured meat, olives, paté with pickled vegetables and cheeses served with sweets, bread, butter and olive oil.

PLANK

335 NOK per person

For a hearty lunch or light dinner.
A rich selection of cured meat, olives, paté with pickled vegetables and cheeses served with sweets, bread, butter and olive oil.

EXTENDED PLANK

495 NOK per person

As a large lunch or dinner.
A rich selection of cured meat, olives, paté with pickled vegetables and cheeses served with sweets, bread, butter and olive oil.

CHEF

PABLO ZOTELO

Originally from Argentina, half Italian. Pablo has worked as cook and chef in top restaurants in Norway, Argentina and Spain. With his in-depth knowledge from several food cultures, Pablo balances the rustic brasserie style with a playful, artistic approach.

MANAGER

MARIUS HYLSENG

Marius is a certified waiter and sommelier, and has been working for Colonialen since the beginning – over 10 years. He is responsible for the largest branch of Colonialen.

FUNCTIONS

LITTERATURHUSET

FOSSESTOVA

The perfect room for a group of 20–40 people. Here, we can serve anything from light snacks and finger food to a 3 course menu – during your meeting or in a break. We can also set up a bar on wheels.