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Mortensen's Danish Bakery

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European, Danish
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1588 Mission Dr, Ste 2, Solvang, CA 93463-2634
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Delicous Cheese Danish!

Love their Cheese Danish! The pastry is light and layered, the cheese filling is creamy and delicious. They have pastries and coffee available with seating inside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love their Cheese Danish! The pastry is light and layered, the cheese filling is creamy and delicious. They have pastries and coffee available with seating inside.

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Fullerton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate these cream filled jam filled pastries they were awesome. We also bought a bucket of cookies for home.

Thank Andre2411
Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I always stop at this bakery when I am visiting Solvang. This is one of my favorites. They have a good choice of pastries. The only downside is that it is usually busy and the service is not always the best. They don't pay attention to see who's next and of course people have no class anymore. So, you'll have... More 

Thank Danielle G
Southern, CA.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going here for years. Great cookies and Danish. Prices are high 2 cookies 6.00, but they are worth it. I love the Napoleon hats and cinnamon crisp. The macaroons are just so so. Each trip to Solvang I go and get my favorite cookies.

Thank lszerlip
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened across this bakery as we were walking around Solvang. We decided to stop in and see what they had to offer, and we were glad that we did. It had so many great selections, it was hard to choose. We decided to try a rum ball. It was rich and delicious. The bakery also had air conditioning, which... More 

Thank Girl4God28
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always stop here to take home strudels to our family and friends. Always delicious and appreciated.

Thank Judith C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found Mortensen's on a side street that was much quieter than the main drag. I recall that it didn't have quite as long a history as Olsen's, but we found it to be just as tasty. They had a similar fare as Olsen's, but we tried some chocolatey treats here and they were delicious. I'm sure you'll run into... More 

Thank bossdiver
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE've been stopping here for years on our drives north from LA and i cannot imagine passing though Solvang without a stop for some amazing Danish pastry at Mortensen's. My wife is gluten free but they always have a few selections for her as well. For me it's the Custard strip or custard danish everytime. It's a nice relaxing spot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had to stop for a Danish treat.....stood in line for a take out. Hoping that it's as good as it looked in that case. Bakery is centrally located and easy to walk to.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
San Diego, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pastries and coffee were good. All of the bakeries look identical with their offerings. Our cheese danishes and custard strip was good. Nothing out of the ordinary. Coffee and service was good.

Thank Jeffrey H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1588 Mission Dr, Ste 2, Solvang, CA 93463-2634
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: 805-688-8373

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Danish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine


Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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