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 snack and coffee breaks. We offer a little taste of Scandinavia from our Scandinavian snacks (savoury aebelskivers, lefse herb chips and dip, fresh flatbread and lingonberry jam) to our Scandinavian sweets (Danish kringle and sandbakkles with real lemon butter are favourites).
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 a gift or a memorable present for a special occasions, or to liven up a gathering with humour, with some Scandinavian novelty items.
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 Baking Equipment. Our knowledgeable staff can give you helpful hints to make your baking a success.
Hope to see you soon! The coffee is always on.