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Birkholm's Bakery

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Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Danish
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460 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2726
+1 805-688-8188
07:00 - 05:30
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious sandwich with Danish 'rugbrød' served at a cosy street. A bit pricy, but the sandwich does the job Well.

Thank Madglad95
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for a ham sandwich. Excellent creation. Fresh bread, healthy filling and very saturating. Sat outside in the sunshine Dining sensing the street life Worth a visit

Thank Brian S
Manila, Philippines
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368 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here for some coffee, went out with some pastries and breads. The danish pastries look yummy and freshly made. There are also cookies available. The place is so cozy that you will have a wonderful time drinking your hot beverage while enjoying the cool Solvang climate.

Thank sabi0james
Corona, California
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126 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to Solvang since the mid-1950s. But I've settled on Birkholm's as my bakery of choice for all sorts of reasons, the biggest one being their Bear Claws. But living south of Los Angeles I don't get an opportunity to go there often. We recently had some special friends from Chile visit us. They love really good wine... More 

Thank help32250
Des Moines, Iowa
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a group of friends to Solvang for the weekend and this was our favorite place in the morning because everyone was happy! The black coffee drinkers, the foo-foo coffee drinkers, those that wanted pasteries, etc! We went there the first morning we were there and were happy, tried walking around to find a place the second morning that... More 

Thank T9839XLmonicab
Solvang, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I have lived in town foe 25 years and altho there are several bakeries in town, this might be my favorite. Easily accessible parking, diverse selections. Has a sandwich lunch menu as well as traditional pastries, cookies and breads.

Thank Ballplayer2
New Hampshire
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

As soon as you walk inside, there is a large case with a variety of pastries available to nosh on. One woman was offering customers a sample of Danish butter cookies. In general, I found the staff to be quite friendly and helpful. There are hot and cold drinks available to order, including some I've never seen before. If you... More 

Thank Jenmboyd
Daphne, Alabama
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317 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Walked here early one morning to get danish to take back to condo. Super nice people! Choose a variety of pastries, all of which were consumed quickly! Very fresh and tasty!

Thank twaone
Stockholm, Sweden
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I'm not a sweet tooth so most of the so called Danish Bakeries in Solvang only caters for sugar addicts - but Birkholms serves up great tasting sandwiches on real bread at a very reasonable price. Friendly service, good coffe and a relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Bo J
Fremont, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had coffee, bought some Swedish bread and shared a croissant. The pastries looked wonderful but we were dieting.

Thank Cheryl W

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$39
Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Danish
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 05:30
07:00 - 05:30
07:00 - 05:30
07:00 - 05:30
07:00 - 05:30
07:00 - 06:30
07:00 - 06:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 460 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2726
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-8188
OUR STORY Birkholm's Bakery was founded by Carl "Cookie" Sr. and Charlotte Birkholm in 1950. Birkholm's has been family owned, passed from generation to generation for over 65 years. In 1980, Carl Jr. and Elizabeth Birkholm stepped in to carry on the tradition of baking in Solvang. Carl continues to use the original Danish recipes that "Cookie" brought over from Denmark. In 2011, our son Carl "Thomas" approached us wanting to learn and continue the business like his Grandfather "FarFar" and Father had done before him. Thomas is the 3rd generation of bakers in Solvang and with the Family, he is looking forward to a new beginning. Velkommen Til Solvang

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