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Birkholm's Bakery & Cafe

460 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2726
+1 805-688-8188
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“butter cookies” (16 reviews)
“pastries” (63 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 11 November 2017

There's plenty of inside and outside seating here at this quaint bakery. I had a very fresh and delicious half-sandwich and salad combo. The turkey sandwich was fresh, on really good white bread, and a generous portion of turkey. I had the greek salad, which...More

Thank Maggers
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The bakery is clean and has a wide assortment of goodies. We visited it after reading a review stating the bear claws were wonderful. Unfortunately the one I had was a bit stale and much to my surprise the middle was heaped with raw sugar---hadn't...More

Thank CaliforniaJan
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We stopped in for a pastry and coffee after walking the town for a while. Very nice selection danishes were flakey, delicious. Really great latte. Pretty little setting.

Thank 19er
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Solvang is a cute little place but has a touch of "uncanny valley" it is not quite like Denmark as I remember the few times I have been there. But nearly. We were wandering around actually admiring how consistent the town planning was. Not sure...More

Thank JRNSydney_Australia
Reviewed 16 October 2017

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
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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
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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