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Larsen's Original Bakery

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8000 24th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117-4437
206-782-8285
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Conclude your Ballard Scandinavian Tour at Larsen's Bakery: Finish with a Danish!

When you need something for your sweet tooth and want a truly Ballard experience, Larsen's Bakery is the spot. Recently remodeled to expand their kitchen, display and seating areas, Larsen's continues to be the destination for pastry-craving pilgrims. Whether you need a cuppa tea, or coffee in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Visit Seattle every now and again and always make an effort to stop for Kringle. Loving the recent remodel of the bakery; however, the Kringle has somewhat suffered through their change in that there is much less yummy almond filling and the counter staff rushed customers attempting to decide what of the tons of goodness they wanted behind the delight-filled... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

When you need something for your sweet tooth and want a truly Ballard experience, Larsen's Bakery is the spot. Recently remodeled to expand their kitchen, display and seating areas, Larsen's continues to be the destination for pastry-craving pilgrims. Whether you need a cuppa tea, or coffee in assorted forms, accompanying pastries--savory or sweet, bread for the family, or fancifully adorned... More 

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Steilacoom, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the place to purchase Scandinavian pastries just like in europe. You can't go wrong here. I got the Kringle to have for company and they said it was like being in europe.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

I would compare this to a bakery like back East..only it's Scandinavian instead of Italian! Excellent cinnamon bread, Breads, pastries. Look for the day old in the back corner hidden next to window!

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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Being Danish, I am always suspicious of "Danish" pastry. This place is the real deal and brings back memories for those of us who have lived in Denmark. The rolls, the pastries, the cakes, it's all the real thing. The items are top notch quality, so order a few different items, a cup of coffee and sit down and enjoy.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Wow, thank you for taking me back to the good memories of my grandmother's Kringle, in Denmark of cause. I also recommend Larsen's "te birkes" and the Ryebread.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Take a number and patiently wait. This place is packed with people and baked goodness. Your diet plan will just have take a hit. This is a wonderful stop for the sweet tooth and coffee. The staff are efficient and move people through the line as quickly as practical. The breads are on the left, the sweet things to the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I stumbled upon this looking to kill some time at golden gardens in Ballard. I'd skipped breakfast and the smell of fresh baked goods lured me in. I hadn't seen anything like it since I was a child. They sell coffee, pastries, donuts, cakes, breads, and cookies. It is a Danish bakery in true European style. There are tables and... More 

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Burlington, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Larsen's Bakery is a Seattle fixture.....It did take a few extra minutes to get a drip coffee, appeared they had to brew a new pot, This is Seattle, they should have coffee drinking fountains, coffee on the ready at all times...LOL I digress, one enters the bakery and the smells, and sights of wonderful baked goods is almost overwhelming.... Soooo... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We just moved from West Seattle to Ballard so we were missing Bakery Nouvea. We decided to give Larsen's a try. They are in the midst of a remodel so things were very cramped. I also went in on May 17th so it was busy, as expected. That said, there were still plenty of people there to help. All of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8000 24th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117-4437
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Ballard
  • Neighborhood: Ballard
  • Phone Number: 206-782-8285

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: European, Scandinavian

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