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freya cafe with guests enjoying coffee and food.

Coffee with Sweet & Savory Treats

Ballard's beloved Nordic restaurant is now operated by Cardoon. We offer drip coffee and espresso service along with sweet and savory treats, perfect for a morning meeting with friends or an afternoon fika. 

Freya is currently open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

View the Menu: Cardoon eats, house-made baked goods and light bites (menu subject to change)


Planning Your Visit

  • Buying Tickets

    The best way to visit the Museum is to reserve your tickets online, in-advance. While walk-ins are always welcome, securing your ticket online will guarantee your entrance.

    Buy Tickets
  • Hours & Directions

    The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday 10am – 5pm. Paid parking is available on the south side of the building.

    Details on Hours & Directions
  • Group Tours

    Group tours are available for schools, companies, organizations, and more.

    Contact Us for Group Tours
  • Accessibility

    Our facility meets ADA-certified accessibility standards. We also have options for wheelchair loans, magnifiers available for low vision guests, and more.

    Accessibility Information
  • What’s in the Neighborhood

    The Museum is located in Ballard, a Seattle neighborhood with a rich history of Nordic immigration. Today, it's a vibrant, diverse neighborhood located on Seattle’s working waterfront with plenty to explore–restaurants, shops, nightlife, breweries, and the Hiram Chittenden Locks.

    Explore Ballard, WA
  • Tips For Your Visit

    Know before you go. Information related to Guest Services, discount admission prices, and more. 

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