$10 for $20 Worth of Finnish and European Food
The menu features many popular dishes including breakfast items, which are available all day, such as cardamom-raisin "Pulla" french toast ($9.95) and the Bistro omelet ($9.95) with braised pork, cabbage, and garlic-herb cheese. House specialties include salmon lefse ($11.95) and Finnish beef pasty ($9.95), stuffed with beef tenderloin and a house cucumber dill sauce. This Groupon is also valid for bakery items and during happy hour.
The newly renovated Finnish Bistro is complete in December 2016 and has quite the makeover! Owner Sandra Weise now occupies the entire space on Como Avenue. The expansion offers a full service coffee bar with locally roasted coffee, smoothies, cold press, chai and arctic mixers along with a great assortment of new wines and craft beers but the scrumptious food and bakery menus remain the same. The founder of Finnish Bistro Soile Anderson, who moved to the United States from Finland decades ago, passed the torch in 2013 to Sandra Weise. With the same care for authenticity that the restaurant’s founder brought to bear, Sandra curates a menu full of fresh fish, traditional lefse, and Finnish-style baked goods—as well as sundry continental, Nordic offerings. A robust selection of traditional delights includes pickled herring, beets, and cucumbers, as well as smoked salmon, salami, and spicy reindeer sausage. Patrons can peruse fresh-baked goods on display in glass cases, ranging from the familiar—donuts—to the more unique—their signature almond kringlers, pulla french toast, and gluten-free flourless tortes. Also enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday nights and symphony brunch music every Saturday and Sunday mornings. When the weather is nice, guests can sit outside to enjoy Finnish eats and listen to the wind whisper about its recent trip to Europe.