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.

The StarTribune "2014 Best of MN"
Best Juicy Lucy - Fika (Available Wednesdays from 3pm - 8pm)
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City Pages "Best of Award"
Best Place to Eat Out with Your Kids - Fika
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