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Paula's Pancake House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Scandinavian, Danish, Gluten Free Options
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1531 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
+1 805-688-2867
06:00 - 15:00
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Glendale, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If your going to Solvang part of the trip should be Paula's. Famous for their Danish Pancakes, it's really a nice coffee shop. The food is good but it's the Staff and atmosphere that make it special. Crowded on weekends.

Thank NoHoMike
New Jersey
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came back to Solvang on our way north specifically to have breakfast at Paula's. It was worth it. The restaurant opens early-6 AM-which is great for Easterners who get up at the crack of dawn. We each had bacon and eggs with fruit and delicious coffee. Eggs cooked perfectly and yummy bacon--a little salty but so tasty. This is... More 

Thank 6Miles01
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has a nice outdoor seating area, and the menu is large with breakfast and lunch dishes. I ordered the danish pancakes - a specialty - with fresh fruit. I had hoped they would be tastier. They were dry and pretty bland.

Thank Bonnie T
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the eggs benedict Florentine. The hollandaise sauce had little flavor and the color was not right. There was very little sauce on my eggs. When I was halfway done with my breakfast I noticed a film on the roof of my mouth and my teeth. This is when I realized the fats they cook with. Hydrogenated fats 🖓no!... More 

Thank ruthann h
Brooklet, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were headed northwards in the morning, and everyone wanted to stop for breakfast. I'd heard about Solvang and the Scandinavian restaurants in it. The name convinced us to choose the Pancake House, and we were all pleasantly surprised at the wide array of items on the menu. As my three boys were not all that familiar with foods other... More 

1 Thank rwasr1953
Moorpark, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here on a weekday so no waiting. We took our seats and our waitress took our drink order right away. There were lots of things to choose from on the menu. I tried the danish pancakes with an egg and bacon. It was very tasty but it didn't "WoW" me. The coffee was hot and refilled on time.... More 

1 Thank Alan B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is ok. Nothing to write home about. We ordered the Solvang Danish sausage and egg breakfast with eggs, sausage, and a biscuit. The biscuit was dry and tasted like dough, kind of disappointing, but the sausage was really good. I'd say they have a good thing here being one of two places for breakfast, but I would grab... More 

Thank Sonya L
Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for lunch. The menu is really good - many options. The pancakes are nice, not the best but quite good. There is a Danish bakery next door.

1 Thank Denitsa H
Diamond Bar, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time here, and we went based on a recommendation from a friend. We tried the Danish pancakes and loved them. Friendly fast service

Thank Kirk F
Encino, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come early to avoid the crowds. Many types of Pancakes, egg dishes and more. A local and tourist favorite for decades. This is a must try for a great breakfast. Noisy and crowded but worth it :)

Thank Andrew M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Scandinavian, Danish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1531 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-2867
Serving classic American breakfast and lunch in addition to our worldly famous Danish pancakes.

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