LITTERATURHUSET

EVERY DAY
GASTRONOMY

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

Kitchen closed 22:00

Saturday

11.00 — 23.00

Kitchen closed 22:00

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

Green risotto

225

Kale, pickled broccoli
SALADS

BROKOLINI

225

Tomatoes, cashew nuts, quinoa, romesco sauce

CHICKEN SALAD Øko chicken from Hovelsrud farm

195

Grapes, blue cheese, walnuts
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

MACKEREL

145

Sour cream, rye toast, cucumber

PORK NECK

175

Toast, coleslaw, pickled onion

Eggs Benedict

185

Ham or salmon

BEEF TARTAR

185

Cornichon, capers, egg

BRANDAD

145

Toast, peas, baked pepper
SOUP

CAULIFLOWER & DILL SOUP

105 / 155

Dill oil, croutons

CREAMY FISH SOUP

155

Confit leek carrot
DESSERT

Rhubarb tart

105

Vanilla ice cream

Lemon curd

135

Meringue, citrus peel
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 ham, oil & bread

Sardines

125

Served with bread
STARTERS

MUSSELS

165

300 gr Cream, white wine, herb butter

Asparagus

95

Potatoe, poached egg, hazelnut

Mackerel

135

Potatoes, cucumber, sour cream, flatbread

Beef tartar

185

Cornichons, capers, egg, anchovy aioli

Creamy fish soup

105

Confit leek, carrot

NACHOS

145

Squid, chili, lime, coriander
MAINS FROM THE SEA

Black pasta

275

Local shells, tomatoes, white wine

Cusk

215

Pomme anna potatoes, herb salsa

Artic char

265

Asparagus, fennel, apple hollandaise

Bacalao

325

Tomatoes, paprika, olive, potatoes
MAINS VEGETARIAN

Brokolini

225

Tomatoes, cashew nuts, quinoa, romesco sauce

Green risotto

225

Black cabbage, pickled broccoli
MAINS MEAT

Veal from Jæren

335

Summer vegetables, lemon- and thyme saus

Entrecôte from Jæren

335

Onion, toatoes, bearnaise sauce

Short ribs

245

Coleslaw, corn, orange sauce
SIDES

BAKED POTATOE

35

Green salad

35

Root vegetables and raita

35

Sourdough bread and 2 type of butter

35

DESSERT

Rhubarb tart

105

Vanilla ice cream

Lemon curd

135

Meringue, citrus peel

Panna cotta

95

Berries from the garden
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

585 NOK

ASPARAGUS

Potatoe, poached egg, hazelnut

VEAL FROM JÆREN

Summer vegetables,, lemon- and thyme saus

RHUBARB TART

Vanilla ice cream

MENU II

585 NOK

ASPARAGUS

Potatoe, poached egg, hazelnut

BACALAO

Tomatoes, paprika, olive, potatoes

RHUBARB TART

Vanilla ice cream

APERITIF

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

WINE MENU

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

SPARKLING WATER on the table

25 NOK per person

BEER MENU

445 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.