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Visit / FIKA Café

Open for in-person and takeaway dining

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. Gift cards are now available and a perfect gift for your foodie friends.

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FIKA Hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10 am—4 pm
  • Thursday 10 am—8 pm
  • Friday 10 am—4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am—4 pm
  • Sunday 10 am—4 pm

Lunch menu is served from 11 am-3 pm and on Thursdays 11 am-8 pm.

Happy hour every Thursday from 3­–8 pm. Enjoy 50% off all bottles of wine, $2 off cocktails, and $1 off beer and wine.

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

“More than a museum café”

New York Times

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Food Network

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Star Tribune

“Best lunch”

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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