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.

See the menu

Café opening hours

Monday - Sunday 11:00 – 17:00

The cafe's kitchen closes at 16:00, but coffee/cake/ice cream can be bought until 17:30.

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

Café MS Smag is closed

on Thursday 25 August 2022

But you can still buy food and drinks in our Signalbar at Friland

Due to a private event, Café MS Smag will be closed all day on Thursday 25 August 2022. 

We refer instead to the Signalbar at Friland, where you can buy food and drinks. 

As always, you are also very welcome to bring your own packed lunch, which can be enjoyed in the packed lunch room or on Friland, where tables and benches are set up.

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.

What was the inspiration behind the café’s name?

Good feeling

Of course, we also have only happy smileys - check it out.

At MS Smag, we care about you enjoying a delicious meal with us while helping to care for our ocean.

We are therefore also very proud to be a Green Restaurant
See our Green Key certificate here.

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