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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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“pastries” (61 reviews)
“bakery item” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Danish
460 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2726
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Reviewed 6 days ago

When ever I stop in Solvang I always need to get at least one loaf of bread I have never been disappointed, they guy in the bakery was real personable and asked where I was from and offered to send the bread home.

Thank nanaof1boy3girls
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We sought this place out ahead of our visit. We needed Gluten free for one family member. They are not a dedicated Gf facility and they were sure to let us know that, but in our case that is ok. They got back to me...More

Thank sutrotower
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really excellent bakery on the main streets of Solvang. They have an excellent assortment of pastries cookies and other baked goods as well as an excellent coffee bar. The prices are reasonable and service was fast and friendly.

Thank Mohsman
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We love the Danish here also they are of the best Danish I've ever had in my life! Fruit ones are very good but the apple boat are excellent. All the layered desserts to pick from is mind blowing! Danish cookies too, and all kinds...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We always stop here in the afternoon for tea and a cookie or pastry. Such a cute little place. Love the seating inside down the small hall. great food and service. Good prices also.

Thank mnt2rice
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Bought four different pastry and all were fresh and delicious....service was quick and our order taker knew all about their pastry and bread.

Thank PatticakeK
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We were there early morning. Lots of locals stopped in to pick up a pastry to go. Both of us had a pastry. They were very good, but expect to pay around $3.75 each. That's a bit pricey in my experience. I bet they discount...More

Thank johnthoeft
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Madglad95
Reviewed 19 April 2017 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
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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...More

Thank sabi0james
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you allow dogs on the outside patio?
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
We plan to visit Solvang Dec 24, 25 and 26. Will you be open for any of those days? Cynthia
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
Do you have gluten free items on your menu?
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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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