FIKA REOPENING 9/10


FIKA is reopening with new hours and procedures on September 10 (for ASI members during Member Day) and September 11 to the general public!


New Hours & Service Changes

Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lunch Service | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Counter Service | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Counter will offer the beverage menu during non-serving hours.


Reservations

Walk-ins are welcome as usual but FIKA will also take reservations at 612-524-5108 or fika@asimn.org beginning September 8th. Please leave a message if no one answers - staff are working odd hours during this time!

FIKA has limited indoor & outdoor capacity, and you may be asked to wait.


Takeout & Pre-Order

For takeout, pre-orders, reservations or any other restaurant inquiries, please contact us at fika@asimn.org.


FIKA Marketplace

FIKA is now offering bulk ordering from the FIKA Marketplace! Please order items 24 hour in advance at fika@asimn.org.
View Marketplace Menu


Payment

Please plan to pay with a credit or debit card during this time.






People sitting in Fika

WELCOME TO FIKA


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 is the American Swedish Institute'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.

FIKA offers family friendly meals and every week in summer (beginning Memorial Day) you will find something new and surprising while dining outside in the courtyard. Our outdoor play cart gives ASI's youngest visitors the tools to encourage a sense of wonder and enrich their visit.

City Pages "Best of Award"
Best Place to Eat Out with Your Kids - Fika



Beautiful appetizer on a very fancy plate

THE FOOD


We celebrate Sweden’s legacy of food every day.  You’ll always find Gravlax, Swedish Meatballs, Cardamom Buns and Swedish Pastries on our otherwise seasonally inspired menu. Traditional holiday indulgences are one of FIKA’s hallmarks as well.  Stop by during Lent for Semlor, (cream-filled buns) or on March 25th for Våffeldagen (Waffle Day).  Kanelbullens Dag (Cinnamon Bun Day) is October 4th, and you can try Lussekatter (saffron buns) on St. Lucia Day, December 13th.  We throw a festive Kräftskiva (Crayfish party) in August, and host a Lutfisk holiday dinner in November. See Menu



Chef Blake Meier

OUR CHEF


Chef Blake Meier has been working in the culinary industry for more than a decade at places including Porter & Frye, D’Amico catering and Metropolitan Clubs. As part of Graves Hospitality, he worked at Cosmos, managed the opening and ran operations at Bradstreet Neighborhood Craftshouse.

Blake got his first job in a kitchen at a fast food restaurant washing dishes. He quickly moved up the ranks to bussing tables and wait-assisting. Meier became a chef at D’Amico catering in 2009 where he worked his way through college and earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the Art Institutes in Minneapolis.

At D’Amico, Meier fell in love with the art of cooking. In 2011, Meier earned a position at Porter & Frye (now Monello) working with James Winberg. He has also been involved in several freelance graphic design projects, including creating the logo designs for Travail Kitchen and Amusements.

When the new Twins stadium opened, Meier was recruited as the sous chef in the Metropolitan Clubs. After three seasons, Meier accepted a position at Cosmos in the Graves Hotel. Starting as a daytime line cook, his dedication, passion and creativity quickly propelled him to chef de cuisine. Working under executive chef and mentor John Occhiato, he became adept at seasonal menu development, sourcing local ingredients and successfully implementing a fine dining, coursed dinner.


Couple enjoying beverages at Fika

FIKA IN THE PRESS


Fika has garnered lots of favorable press since we have been open. The New York Time said we are "more than a museum cafe", Food Network "Minnesota's Most-Iconic Dishes" and Fika was also featured on Good Morning America’s list of things to do in Minneapolis. See More Press


Waitress carrying food

INFORMATION


New Hours & Service Changes

Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lunch Service | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Counter Service | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Counter will offer the beverage menu during non-serving hours.


Reservations

Walk-ins are welcome as usual but FIKA will also take reservations at 612-524-5108 or fika@asimn.org beginning September 8th.
Please leave a message if no one answers - staff are working odd hours during this time!


Takeout & Pre-Order

For takeout, pre-orders, reservations or any other restaurant inquiries, please contact us at fika@asimn.org.


FIKA Marketplace

FIKA is now offering bulk ordering from the FIKA Marketplace! Please order items 24 hour in advance at fika@asimn.org.
View Marketplace Menu


Holiday & Event Hours

FIKA is closed the following holidays: New Year's Day, President's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Please 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.


Catered Affairs

The historic Turnblad Mansion and contemporary Nelson Cultural Center are the perfect settings for weddings, corporate meetings, private parties and special events. For more information, please visit our in house catering company Slate and Stone.

**Inquire with the catering department to add additional beverages. To discuss your group dining options, please contact Nadya at 612-524-5107 or ngoncharova@ciemail.com


Fika's Nordic Open Face Sandwich

CONTACT US


FIKA CAFE
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-871-4907
fika@asimn.org

Nadya Goncharova
Food & Beverage Director
ngoncharova@ciemail.com
612-524-5107

Blake Meier
Executive Chef
bmeier@ciemail.com
612-524-5108

AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis MN 55407-1090
612.871.4907 | Fax 612.871.8682
https://www.asimn.org

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