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Andersen's Danish Bakery

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1106 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
+1 805-962-5085
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Dallas, Tx
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only had breakfast here and was very good. Service was efficient and pleasant. Has a good number of tables inside and out. While it is considered part of La Arcada, it faces State Street as does the outdoor seating. Food quality was good, but nothing exceptional.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I can't say that it is the best Danish pastry shop in the world never having been to Denmark...but for sure comparable to any of the pastry shops in France. Nothing has less than 1000 calories so you are now warned. Order one of each and have a party. All you need is Sauternes to complement.

Thank Les M
Santa Barbara, California
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I only go there for the super fresh and amazing pastries, and desert. With a nice cup of tea, it is divine.

Thank thefrenchpro
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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388 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered a crab cake Benedict that was not on the menu and was accommodated with no problem. No hint of annoyance and the server didn't even have to ask the chef. This was maybe the nicest staff I have encountered at a restaurant. Above and beyond; very attentive. The latte was very good, as was the meal. They have... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this quaint restaurant was spot on. Great pastries. Great mimosa! This is a must when in the area.

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Long Beach, California
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for desserts one afternoon. Four of us split four different desserts and all were simply terrific. Coffee was generously topped off and service was great. Possibly the best hot chocolate I have ever had. Also, if you aren't sure which dessert to pick, they happily provide samples.

Thank chgo919
Edmonton, Canada
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location great - right on State Street Service fantastic. Food is varied and all good - we ate there a couple of times! They obviously specialise in Danish baking, so be sure to try out their pastries!

Thank jay170
oxnard, california, usa
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went there 3 times, first time roasted duck was good, but next several time had to toss food because it was too salty or something, was like salt but don't think it was salt. so bad i couldn't eat it. Each time i was there also noticed some table asking to return food because they did not like the meal.

Thank hearthis09
Ventura, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Andersens is an experience for all your senses. The charming look and feel of a distant Danish restaurant will bring you in. The sights of the many delicious bakery items displayed will beckon to you. But the tasteful menu dishes will keep you there and insist you return to try every available specialty not found anywhere nearby. Like the... More 

Thank Joe R
Santa Barbara, California
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

My daughters took me here for my birthday to enjoy their afternoon tea. While we have dined here for breakfast this was our first time to their tea. On the plus side, the tea was nice and hot and quite delicious. The food was, overall, very good. My complaints stem from the food being very difficult to eat. The "finger... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Danish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1106 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-962-5085

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?