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FIKA Café

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Eat New Nordic.

FIKA is ASI’s Nordic-inspired café in the American Swedish Institute. With the historic Turnblad Mansion in full view, guests dining at FIKA can choose from a seasonal menu dedicated to regional ingredients and New Nordic cuisine.

In warm weather, dine outdoors on one of the best patios in the Twin Cities and take in the Turnblad Mansion’s courtyard gardens.

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 a credit or debit card. Gift cards are available for purchase.

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Valentine's Day Chef's Dinner

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FIKA Hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10 am—4 pm
  • 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 Museum Store are closed New Year’s Day, Juneteenth, Fourth of July, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

“More than a museum café”

New York Times

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“Best lunch”

Star Tribune

Nordic Table Classes

Did you know? ASI offers virtual and in-person cooking classes, workshops, and demonstrations.

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