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Birkholm's Bakery & Cafe

460 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2726
+1 805-688-8188
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“butter cookies” (18 reviews)
“pastries” (67 reviews)
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Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Danish
$$ - $$$
460 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2726
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I usually go to Mortensen bakery or to Pea soup Anderson’s bakery. This time I was pulling out of town and the only Bakery open was Birkholm’s. My two favorite cookies the cinnamon crisp and Napoleons hat were so much better then the other bakeries....More

Thank lszerlip
Reviewed 10 April 2018

I must admit, I am bias. I have been coming to this bakery as long as I can remember. I have never ever had a moment of regret. It's not hard to go home with two dozen of tasty delights. Always a treat!

Thank Dar37
Reviewed 8 April 2018

I do love my Pastries and got a few snacks here and loved the Danish Waffle with whipped cream and raspberry and I WANT ONE NOW 2 weeks later, haha. Good selection, the Brownie was good and nice knowledgeable staff.

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 5 April 2018

This is one of the best bakeries in Solvang. They greet you with a sample of one of their yummy butter cookies and you can buy a big tub of them to try not to eat in one sitting.

Thank Mary V
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Cute atmosphere here in Solvang, where if Disney and Europe had a baby it'd be this, and great people watching from the table by the window. Food was good although a bit pricey, and the service was kind. Definitely has eye-watering pastries so if you...More

Thank Meghan V
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This spot was the best for us. Was able to talk to the owners. They had the best price on Cookie buckets. Many of the bakeries sold one pound buckets, for as much if not more than Birkholms. Their bucket is 1.5 pounds. And best...More

Thank mcpcmp
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Hard to resist the baked goods on offer when you stop in for a coffee. So they are good at what they do. The place is very pleasant and the service was good. Recommended

Thank Bruno S
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

The bakery goods are ok. The coffee is decent and the staff are kind. The butter cookies are the most decent in flavors. Everything else looks good but the taste is disappointing

Thank Sylviada63
Reviewed 25 December 2017

When visiting a tourist oriented town like Solvang, it's nice to eat at a place that id frequented by local residents. This is that the of place. Great baked goods - always fresh. The friendly staff greets visitors and local residents with a smile.

Thank rsgreenct
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

I really loved the bread!!!! It was one with almond, I don’t remember the name. They can improve in the coffee taste.

Thank fridalgr
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Questions & Answers
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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