Bernell Odegard and Jane Beck
In June 2002, Bernell Odegard bought the bakery and continued the wholesome and authentic baking, using all natural ingredients with no additives. Now, together with his wife Linda, daughter, Jane, and many long-time staff members, the shop produces favourite items from Scandinavian recipes including lefse, flatbread, rosettes, fattigmann and krumkake.
Being of Norwegian heritage, Bernell serves strong, tasty Norwegian coffee. The Lefse House has become a favourite spot for lunch and coffee breaks. Whether you choose from a wide range of Scandinavian snacks (Danish kringle and sandbakkles with real lemon butter are favourites) or a hearty menu item (for example, Swedish meatballs and gravy or a pound of pault with real butter and lingonberries), you definitely will not leave hungry!
The gift area of the store displays interesting cultural gifts and personal items typical of the Scandinavian countries. From Norwegian rosemaling and traditional baking equipment to books of Scandinavian humour, there is lots from which to choose as a personal gift or a memorable present for a special occasions.
Over the years, The Lefse House has expanded in square footage, food and menu choices and gift selection. Service has expanded too. Bernell and team are called on to cater special events, including home parties and funeral receptions.
If you can't make it to Camrose, don't worry! Some of our products are available at select Sobeys, Co-ops, and other delicatessens around Alberta. See our listings of locations for more details.
You can make your own lefse the old-fashioned way in your own kitchen using special baking equipment available from our gift gallery. Our knowledgeable staff can give you helpful hints to make your baking a success.
Hope to see you soon! The coffee is always on.