This charming cultural café in Mosjøen is located at the “beginning” of Sjøgata. It offers delicious food and coffee, as well as various concerts for all ages throughout the year.

A cultural café

Gilles Café does far more than serve good food – it is a cultural café that often offers great concerts. While the house itself preserves its 19th-century appearance, the interior is more inspired by the 1960s and 1970s. Suffice it to say that the café has a rather special ambience.

Year round, almost every Wednesday evening features a sushi and tapas buffet. Every weekday there is a hot buffet. From the à la carte menu you can order steaks, chicken, seafood, light dishes and more. Monday evenings are reserved for the Gilles Quiz. The café is fully licensed.

Gilles’ cultural calendar features a large number of concerts large and small throughout the year. During the summer, the largest concerts are held in Gilles Garden, the café’s own pleasant garden. Norwegian artists as well as foreign groups draw appreciative audiences of locals and tourists.

Mosjøen is the oldest town in Helgeland. Its events calendar always list a wide variety of exhibitions, performances, concerts and cultural festival throughout the year.


Phone: +47 75 17 54 54
Facebook: gillescafe
Instagram: @gillescafee/


Sjøgata 6 8656 Mosjøen

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Monday-Tuesday-Thursday-Friday and Saturday 0800-1900. Wednesday 0800-2300.

From 15.06. it is open every day except Sunday from 08:00 to 23:00. Sunday from 12:00 to 23:00.

Events have their own opening hours.

See more information on facebook under Gilles Events and under Gilles cafe & restaurant.

Stay tuned to the Facebook page for updated information.

Thank you for respecting the local communities, and for helping us preserve the natural beauty of Helgeland!


  • Strive to leave no trace of your visit. Bring back all your rubbish, including used toilet paper, and discard it in the nearest rubbish bin.
  • Plan your toilet visits and use the opportunity when you pass a toilet. In the wilderness, make sure you are not a nuisance to others.
  • Respect the local wildlife. Keep a good distance from wildlife, livestock and birds. Keep your dog leashed.
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  • Follow the Norwegian Mountain Code (Fjellvettreglene). Plan your excursion according to the weather forecast, your skills and experience.
  • Join a guided excursion or consider hiring an experienced guide, especially when you don’t have sufficient experience or knowledge to guarantee a safe trip.
Welcome to Mosjøen

Mosjøen, the oldest town in Helgeland, is situated at the foot of Øyfjellet, where the rivers Vefsna and Skjerva join and flow into the Vefsnfjord.

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