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freya cafe with guests enjoying coffee and food.

Cardoon's last day of service in the Freya cafe space at the National Nordic Museum will be Sunday, October 1st. Stay tuned for a new vendor coming soon! 

The National Nordic Museum extends our thanks to Cardoon for sharing their creations with our community over the past year! They will be focusing their efforts on opening their own physical space down the block in Ballard Yards in early 2024, with special pop-ups and other special events in the meantime. Follow @cardoonseattle on Instagram for updates! 

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, lunch, or an afternoon fika. 

Freya is currently open Tuesday-Sunday, 9am to 5pm.

Please enter by the cafe side door before 10am.

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

The full menu will be served from 10am-4pm. Between 9am and 10am or 4pm and 5pm, select group pastries and baked goods. All drinks and espresso will be available 9am-5pm. 


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.

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  • 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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