"Best lunch in Minnesota" - The Star Tribune
FIKA at the American Swedish Institute is an award-winning café focused on Nordic-inspired cuisine, created with regional ingredients by talented Executive Chef Blake Meier and his team.
The Swedish tradition of fika is both a daily break and a national institution, usually involving coffee, pastries and social conversation.
Full lunch menu and table service is Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The counter is open with a limited menu during non-serving hours. On Wednesdays, the full menu and table service is available until 8 p.m.
|Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday||
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. [Full menu lunch service available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.]
|Wednesday||8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. [Full menu lunch service available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.]|
|Sunday||11 a.m. to 5 p.m. [Full menu lunch service available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.]|
Note: Normal hours and menu change during ASI festival days and events, including the 3rd Saturday in June for Midsommar and the first weekend in December for Julmarknad.
FIKA does not take call-ahead reservations. Please check in with the host to be seated or added to the list. We offer on-site, text message paging to allow you time to explore the Mansion or shop at the Museum Store if there is a wait for a table.
Great for Meetings and "After Work" Wednesdays
The American Swedish Institute is a great spot for morning meetings and lunch escapes. FIKA is open until 8 p.m. every Wednesday, serving the full menu until closing. We have special drink prices for happy hour (or "After Work" as they say in Sweden). A finely curated selection of crafted cocktails, beer, wine and house-made aquavit is available.
A Taste of FIKA
"Best Lunch In Minnesota" - Star Tribune
"Minnesota Museum Cafe sets National Standard" - Post and Courier
"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
"Minnesota Museum Cafe sets National Standard" - Post and Courrier
"Fat Tuesday Nordic-Style Means Big, Sweet Buns" - National Public Radio
"Where to Eat Great Meatballs Coast to Coast" - Food Network
"9 Standout Meatballs Across the Country" - Serious Eats
"Underrated Summer Patios in the Twin Cities" - Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine
"Oh, how Swede it is" - Star Tribune's Rick Nelson
Pre-order FIKA's traditional Swedish pastries, including seasonal specials like semla buns, by calling 612-524-5108. We ask for a 24-hour notice, a minimum quantity of six and payment when you place the order. Pick your order up at the counter.