MS Smag

Enjoy the best view in the city

Loving the sea

and good food on your fork

With a unique view of the Wadden Sea, Fanoe and the entrance to Esbjerg harbour, you can complete your museum visit with a light and delicious lunch in our Cafe MS Smag.

Here, we want to extend the museum experience with a meal that matches the surroundings you are sitting in. We serve well-prepared food, based on sustainable thinking and seasonal produce.

In addition to a delicious lunch, you can buy hot and cold drinks as well as ice cream and cake in the café.

If you bring your own food and drinks, it can be enjoyed in our indoor lunch area and in the open air picnic area at Friland.

See the menu

Café opening hours

Monday - Sunday 11:00 – 16:00

Our kitchen closes at 16:00.
Coffee, cake, and ice cream can be bought until 16:30.

Outside the school holidays, you are welcome to eat in MS Smag without purchasing admission to the museum. During the school holidays, however, a museum admission ticket is required.

Table reservation

We have plenty of space in the café, so it is not necessary to book a table for a regular visit on weekdays. However, it may be a good idea to book a table if you are a group of more than 10 people. Avoid waiting in the café by also pre-ordering the food, and it will be ready at the time you book your table. 

Contact us:
Tel: +45 71 92 92 37

The café

How did MS Smag get its name?

Look out through the great panorama windows, over the grass and past the statue of the explorer Martin Spangsberg, down to the beach where Svend Wiig Hansen’s beautiful white sculpture, Man Meets the Sea, overlooks the entrance to Esbjerg harbour.
On a clear day you can make out the coast of Fanø, Skallingen, the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Wadden Sea and the imposing turbines of the offshore wind farm at Horns Reef.

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