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Larsen's Original Bakery

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Ballard
Dessert, Bakery, Scandinavian
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8000 24th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117-4437
206-782-8285
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Mike B
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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130 reviews 130 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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Nutley, New Jersey
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188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Right in Ballard is an old fashion bakery that is getting a makeover.....so stop here soon if you want to see the "original" part. There were many delicious items to chose from and I can recommend the cheese Danish and the pecan sticky buns. With a up of coffee, this was our breakfast of choice today and it was a... More 

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Blaine, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This bakery is just up the road from where my grandparent's lived and I grew up with occasional treats from here (and cardamom rolls at every Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner). If we have time to stop by when we are in Seattle we usually grab a 1/2 price day old item from the rack by the door, then get lots... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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96 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Nice bakery, bright clean friendly busy envirinment. Pasteries and breads will actually make you lust and drool. Best bread and cinnamon buns and scones I've had in a very long while. Prices are reasonable too!

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Northern California
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67 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Our first stop at Larsen's netted us a large "Kringle", a custardy Danish that serves maybe six or four hungry folks. Not too sweet, but very moist. We also picked up two bags of fresh lefsa. Lefsa, if you've never had it before it like a tortilla, only made out of potatoes, butter and flour... rolled very thin. We like... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is the last of the true Scandinavian Bakeries in Seattle. Amazing foods and cakes. They still make a great marzipan cake here.

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South Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Your trip to Seattle is not complete unless you get the Kringle from Larsen's. Enough said. Now go. You can thank me later.

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Bakery, Scandinavian

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