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Finnish Bistro Soups are now ALL made with vegetable stock and gluten-free

Stop in and try one of our many home-made soups.  Now all soups are made with vegetable broth and are gluten-free.

Our everyday specials include Tomato-Basil and Butternut Squash.  If you can’t take the time to enjoy one of our great soups, they are also available in frozen quarts to take home.  

Our daily specials include:

Monday – Chicken Wild Rice, Tuesday – Beef Borsht, Wednesday – Potato Dill,

Thursday – Chicken Chili, Friday – Chicken Veggie, Saturday – Kielbasa with Kraut,

and Sunday – Split Pea with Ham


Bugle ArticleFinnish Bistro remodel puts food, beverage
service at same counter

Sandra Weise wants everyone to know that construction is over and the newly remodeled Finnish Bistro is open.  

The restaurant at the corner of Carter and Como Avenues in St. Anthony Park now has an expanded dining room complete with aa Murphy-bed stage that can be pulled down for evening and weekend entertainment, one service counter for coffee and food, and premium Wi-Fi.

(Read entire article)


bistrobuckscardsIntroducing Bistro Bucks Beverage Rewards!

Stop in and pickup a Bistro Bucks Beverage Rewards card.  Every time you make a beverage purchase, get your card stamped. Once your card is full, you will get $5 off your next purchase.  The card has no cash value and must be redeemed on a minimum Finnish Bistro purchase of $5 or more. Each card is good for six months after activation date.  

Collect rewards for all your beverage purchases!


Finnish Bistro announces the selection of True Stone Coffee Roasters as our coffee partner. 

truestone-in-the-newsAfter our two-day coffee tasting event, over 90 customers spoke and True Stone Coffee Roasterswas selected as our new beverage partner starting in September 2016. Building renovations begin September 1st. During this time, Finnish Bistro will offer limited coffee and tea selections. Upon completion of our remodel, we will begin offering a full variety of international coffees and teas as well as your favorite coolers and smoothies. We are very excited to partner with True Stone Coffee – a great local company. We thank you in advance for your patience during our renovations.

 


coffeeadthankyouThank you to all who participated in our very successful coffee tasting event. We had over 90 people show up to participate in the tasting.

A big thanks goes to Tom at Micawbers Bookstore for sharing his sweet new space and the five roasters that joined us to display their delicious coffee! 

Special thanks goes to Micah at Boostrap, Andrew at Paradise, Stacy at Peace Coffee, Ben at Dogwood, and Tyler at Truestone for all of your hard work! Thank you all for your participation and enthusiasm for making sure we drink some delicious coffee in our new renovated space. We couldn’t do it without all of the community engagement. We sure do love our little St. Anthony Park Community. ~The Finnish Bistro


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POSTED:JAN 26 2016 07:09AM CST, by Paul Blume

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – The makeshift memorial for Paul Falling at the 34th Avenue and Fremont Avenue bus stop has weathered in the snow, and the balloons from the Dec. 8 shooting have long since deflated. But the young man who died here won’t soon be forgotten. Sandra Weise owns the Finnish Bistro in St. Paul. She opened up her heart and her business to Paul, giving the homeless 19-year-old his first job as a dishwasher in the small Como Avenue cafe. (Read More)


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Memorial Fund Established for Finnish Bistro Employee

ST. PAUL, Minn. (By Susie Jones, Wcco News Radio 830)

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Dining Out for Life – Great Success

diningout3 This years Dining Out for Life was a great success!  We raised $2191.12 in only 2.75 hours and had to shut down the kitchen because we had nothing left to sell. Thank you Kare 11’s Sven Sundgaard, Rena Sarigianopoulos and Blake McCoy for dining with us and broadcasting live from our outdoor patio during the 5pm dinner hour. See you next year!


Dining Out for Life, April 30, 2015

kare11sandra3Sandra Weise, owner of The Finnish Bistro, appeared on Kare 11, Monday, April 27th making our very famous Pulla French toast live and discussing The Aliveness Project and Dining Out For Life, which is happening this Thursday, 4/30.

Restaurants have pledged 20% – 100% of their sales on this day – breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. Visit www.diningoutforlife.com/minneapolis for complete event information, including the list of participating restaurants and prizes to be won. Invite everybody you know!

Dine Out. Do Good. It’s one of the easiest and most fun ways to give and be part of something great!

Finnish Bistro pledged 100% of the days sales to this wonderful cause!


Catering to the President of the United States, July 2014

Serving President Barack Obama. “One of the best days of my life! Such an honor .”– Sandra Weise


Dining Out for Life, April 2014

Dining-Out-for-Life20th Anniversary of this celebrated fundraiser to benefit The Aliveness Project , a nonprofit and community center serving Minnesotans living with HIV/AIDS.

Restaurants have pledged 20% – 100% of their sales on this day – breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. Visit www.diningoutforlife.com/minneapolis for complete event information, including the list of participating restaurants and prizes to be won. Invite everybody you know!

Dine Out. Do Good. It’s one of the easiest and most fun ways to give and be part of something great!


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