The owners of Lola’s in Dundee announced they will open a new café, Fig. (, inside Kiewit Luminarium science center next spring.

Fig. will offer fresh, approachable food made from scratch. While the new concept will differ from Lola’s, the two restaurants share the same values for high-quality ingredients and sustainable sourcing. Fig. will provide family-friendly and kid-friendly options including lunches for field trip groups as well as catering services for event rentals.

The café space is located on the southeast corner of the 82,000-square-foot Kiewit Luminarium building, with views of the river and ample outdoor space. Fig. will evolve throughout the day to serve Kiewit Luminarium visitors, RiverFront pedestrians, and locals and tourists, offering coffee, breakfast, lunch, and happy hour options. The café will also feature baked goods, including sourdough bread and pastries.

“With Fig., we have a fresh, local concept and committed program partner that is also an experienced place-maker and excellent operator. This is a perfect recipe!” said Silva Raker, Kiewit Luminarium CEO.

Kiewit Luminarium will open in April 2023 with over 100 eye-opening exhibits that encourage visitors of all ages and backgrounds to explore their curiosity. In advance of its April 2023 opening, the Kiewit Luminarium team is engaging community members in exhibit development and through pop-ups at locations throughout the region. For more information, please visit and