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Birkholm's Bakery

460 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2726
+1 805-688-8188
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“butter cookies” (16 reviews)
“pastries” (61 reviews)
“cream puff” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Danish
460 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2726
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having had the best balls ever in Copenhagen, I figured I would give this bakery a go. Authentic and very tasty, as good as the ones we had across the pond. Worthwhile.

Thank coachee1313
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Birkholm’s cherry danish was the best I’ve ever had! Light, flaky pastry, delicious filling that had just the right amount of flavour and was not too sweet. The coffee was also good. Well worth a visit!

Thank Cherigayle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't shop here, but my sister did. So I was able to enjoy the super, super buttery Danish. Wow! And a wonderful selection.

Thank McCallFoodCritic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So we were desperate to visit Solvang having watched Sideways. We weren't disappointed by this quaint little town and stopped off for a stroll and a bite of lunch. Having decided a sandwich would be ideal (as we had an indulgent dinner reservation for later...More

Thank DavidRowland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely and charming building and friendly staff. Hot coffee, lattes, and pastries abound. Relaxed patio or sit on sidewalk. Everything delicious and fresh. Have sandwich menu and cookies made locally for sale in tubs to take home.

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 13 September 2017

What a delicious bakery, something scrumptious for everyone, young and old! The staff is always courteous and smiling from ear to ear!

Thank PJHenry1972
Reviewed 7 September 2017

When my husband looked up bakeries in Solvang while we were visiting in Santa Barbara, only three came up. He decided to compare the same item in each bakery. After three bear claws, I didn't think he would be able to try another. But we...More

Thank AliLosAngeles
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We always stop here and grab danishes when in solvang. They have a great selection and always taste so fresh and flaky. Don't get coffee here though as it was not good and the girl who was there could have cared less to be helping...More

Thank Dooz85
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Good Breads and Cookies, but Excellent Pastries. Good, quick service, good capachinos and pastries. Sitdown and drink capachinos, or just coffee or juice. I recommend their Chocolate Echlaires.

Thank BEverly T
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Bought a big tub of cookies to snack on during our road trip across the California coast - so good! Bought another tub to bring to a friend we were visiting along the way. Assorted Danish butter cookies - all delicious. There was a nice...More

Thank RRC72
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6 February 2016|
Response from rachel_deCarlos | Reviewed this property |
Solvang is a very dog-friendly town. I saw dogs on leash in patio areas of many restaurants. I'm sure there would be no problem if you have well behaved dogs.
Cynthia R
17 September 2015|
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Response from elizabeth b | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your email. We will be closed Christmas Day and by 3:00 pm on Christmas eve but open all weekend. Have a great day!! Elizabeth
Lynne D
22 March 2015|
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Response from elizabeth b | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for you email. YES!! we do, we have our salads and these baked goods. A Florentine is a caramelized oatmeal cookie in dipped in dark chocolate, a princess waffle is two of the Florentine cookies sandwiched... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:30 AM
7:00 AM - 5:30 AM
7:00 AM - 5:30 AM
7:00 AM - 5:30 AM
7:00 AM - 5:30 AM
7:00 AM - 6:30 AM
7:00 AM - 6:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 460 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2726
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-8188
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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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