FIKA, the Cafe at ASI
"Best Lunch In Minnesota" - Star Tribune
"More than a museum cafe, this bright spot is a serious attempt to integrate local ingredients in dishes that are faithful to the tradition of “fika,” an institution in Sweden." - New York Times
"A patio straight out of your fairy tale European castle vacation dreams...plus, the best gravlax in town and great cocktails." - Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine
In Sweden, fika is a daily break, traditionally involving coffee and treats. In truth, fika is about much more than caffeine and carbohydrates; it's a Swedish social institution, where friends gather to chat about life and current events.
FIKA at the American Swedish Institute is an award winning café that brings the best of new Nordic-inspired cuisine to Minneapolis-St.Paul. Led by chef John Krattenmaker, FIKA offers a seasonally-inspired menu dedicated to regional ingredients and Nordic traditions. Guests can enjoy espresso, house made pastries, artful salads and modern interpretations of open-face sandwiches all while enjoying the full view of the historic Turnblad Mansion.
Visit FIKA's website for lunch, dinner, desserts, After Work Wednesday (happy hour) menus.
|Tuesday, Thursday & Friday||
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
|Wednesday||8:30 a.m.– 8 p.m.|
|Saturday||8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.|
|Sunday||11 a.m.–5 p.m.|
Lunch menu is available 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesday–Sunday. On Wednesdays, dinner is served from 3 until 7:30 p.m.
FIKA does not take reservations.
After Work Wednesdays (3-8 p.m.)
Swedes celebrate happy hour by going out for an “after work”, and while you might not have the chance to make it to Stockholm for your own Swedish happy hour, there’s After Work Wednesdays at ASI! In addition to its full menu, FIKA offers a changing menu of Nordic inspired bar food- think meatballs, herring, and seasonal surprise dishes, and deals on handcrafted cocktails and local beer.
Upcoming Food Events
Immerse yourself in the flavors of Sweden and the Nordic region! Join the awarding-winning FIKA team and guest experts of traditional Scandinavian and New Nordic cuisine at these upcoming ASI events:
Oct. 17 - August Strindberg’s Miss Julie by Theatre Coup d'Etat Enjoy a three course prix fixe dinner by FIKA.
Oct. 24 - August Stindberg's Miss Julie by Theatre Coup d'Etat Enjoy a three course prix fixe dinner by FIKA.
Praise for FIKA
"Best Lunch In Minnesota" - Star Tribune (2013)
"Best Juicy Lucy" - Star Tribune (2014)
"Best Place to Eat Out With Your Kids in Minneapolis" - CityPages (2014)
"Oh, how Swede it is" - Star Tribune's Rick Nelson
"Fika blends tradition with finesse" - City Pages