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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
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful setting for breakfast along State Street. The beautiful French country decor, attentive wait staff and incredible pastry make this a 'must do' for anyone in the area. I would highly recommend the croissant French toast; possibly the best form of this breakfast I've ever enjoyed.

1 Thank Phyllis K
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a wonderful and hearty cheese and egg breakfast. Brie Havarti and eggs on a whole grain toast Yum! Purchased some chocolate covered marzipan treats for later . I'll be back.

Thank Katherine H
Fontana, California
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We sat outside and it was crammed. We were staring at the baked goods through the window which could be considered a good view. The coffee was too strong. The country potato just ok. The salmon omelette a good breakfast choice to share. The bread pudding was also good.

Thank emlazo
Los Angeles, CA
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395 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted a quick tasty dinner before a movie and were not disappointed! Terrific service- delicious duck dinner, good crab cake- the curry vegetable soup was a bit thick and creamy but tasty. No room for dessert but the pastries looked tempting.

Thank DeborahandAndy
Los Angeles, California
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573 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This place has awesome breakfast/brunch! Stopped by here for breakfast on our way up to NorCal! The ambiance, the decor, the food, everything was absolutely delicious! I def will be back here and can't wait to eat all their good stuff! I remember their benedict being amazing!

Thank nlee1220
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125 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Andersens is a really nice restaurant which specialises in pastries but does a lot more. The staff were friendly and the restaurant was very clean and welcoming , it gives you the option of eating in or outside to watch the world go by.

Thank Paul G
Santa Barbara, California
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This a real family establishment, not to be confused with the "Pea-Soup" Andersen's in nearby Buellton. It started many years ago as a bakery under the guidance of a Copenhagen trained baker and painter, whose art work adorns the establishment's walls. The business has been carried on by Mr. Andersen's widow, who expanded into the restaurant business; their daughter is... More 

Thank Mel S
Saratoga, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Aside from the location in the heart of downtown, Andersen's Danish Bakery wasn't very impressive. Being a Vegan they had nothing on the menu except for some overpriced fresh fruit.

Thank monica r
Santa Maria, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We had the pumpkin crisp (I think) and the almond tart. Both were delicious! When we walked in, he gave us free samples of Boston cream pie, a chocolate cake, and an almond tart. I'll definitely be back!

Thank bmparkr1
Ojai, California
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185 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I really appreciate it when I'm greeted by the host who acts like he's sincerely happy to see me, even if we have never met before! I sat outside along the sidewalk and enjoyed some people watching and savoring a warm Sunday morning. The place was busy but they have enough staff to keep things moving. A sweet surprise was... More 

Thank Lydia G

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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
European, Danish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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?