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Open for in-person and takeaway dining


Health & Safety Alert

Masks and proof of vaccination are required for in-person dining. Learn more.


FIKA is ASI’S Nordic-inspired café inside the Nelson Cultural Center. With the historic Turnblad Mansion in full view, guests dining at FIKA can choose from a seasonally inspired menu dedicated to regional ingredients and New Nordic cuisine.

Walk-ins are welcome for all groups. Indoor and outdoor tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please plan to pay with credit or debit card.

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FIKA Hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday 10 am—4 pm
  • Friday 10 am—4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am—4 pm
  • Sunday 10 am—4 pm

The Museum, FIKA Café and Store are closed New Years Day, 4th of July, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and December 26.

Pastry Pre-orders

Pasty pre-orders are now sold out for the remainder of 2021. Pre-orders will resume online after January 1. Happy New Year!

“More than a museum café”

New York Times

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Food Network

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Star Tribune

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Star Tribune

Nordic Table Classes

Did you know? ASI offers a range of virtual and in-person workshops and classes on Nordic foodways.

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