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Larsen's Original Bakery

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Ballard
European, 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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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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 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

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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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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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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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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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