Hønse-Lovisas hus is one of only a few places where you can buy food and drinks along the Akerselva river. It is steeped in history, and a visit feels a bit like a trip back in time.
Hønse-Lovisa, Hen-Lovisa, is a literary figure from the writes Oskar Braaten, who grew up in the area. She was a strong and brave woman took care of single mothers in the area in the 1800s, and the house was used in a film based on the story. In reality, the house was built around 1800 and belonged to the master at the lumber works nearby.
Today, the history is displayed on the walls, and another great reason to stop by is to taste their famous waffles. The cafe is run by Anne på Landet, and they also offer a variety of sandwiches, cakes and of course coffee. You can sit inside by the fire, or outside next to the river.