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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%
Travellers talk about
“butter cookies” (18 reviews)
“pastries” (72 reviews)
“wraps” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 6:30 AM Hours
Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Danish, Vegetarian Friendly
460 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2726
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1 - 10 of 196 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff there are very nice and friendly. Service was good and the Apple strudel was outstanding. I would highly recommend visiting this pastry shop which has been in Solvang for several generations.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 951lynnw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got in early before the rush at 9.30 to have a variety of Danishes. They were all very good and tasted very authentic. The service was excellent.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lawlessrose
Reviewed 18 November 2018

We had vanishes here. They were excellent. The staff was very helpful. I bought 2 containers of cookies to take back to my office. Everyone liked them. They had salads as nd other things for lunch, however we did not try them.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank shilohkay
Reviewed 10 October 2018

So many choices that looked incredible. I opted for the Danish waffle which was lightly sugared and filled with a light sweet whipped cream and raspberry jam. OMG. Husband had the Apricot cake roll packed with apricot jam and cream. The service was super friendly....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank musclegirl68
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Have been here a number of times and the variety of choices is fantastic. Very large store with seating available to enjoy what is available as well. Public parking lot right next door which makes it convenient. Primarily use for take out but have always...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jamesbC6618SA
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Great place to get some wonderful pastries. It is hard to go wrong with anything here, but I especially like the kringles, light, flaky and fluffy.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Hans T
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Exactly as described by TA... friendly, authentic and totally delicious. Casual lunch amazing pastrami sandwich! Delicious treats and nice pleasant folks providing service!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BryWB
Reviewed 11 September 2018

They have the best cream puffs! It's a nice spot to stop and have a treat and relax. Great iced tea and types of coffee drinks. All of their baked goods are amazing - you can't go wrong. The owner is very nice and helpful!...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Karen C
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Whenever we travel through the Santa Ynez Valley we try to stop in at Birkholm's. They have a great variety of Danish treats that are both fresh and delectable.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dennis J
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This is one the best of Danish bakery in Solvang, grab some treats to go since we just had dinner, we planned to eat them when we got back to hotel room. We recommend this bakery to try.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Pakmul
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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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