Olsen's Danish Village Bakery & Coffee Shop


Originally established in Denmark in 1890, Olsen's Danish Village Bakery now bestows its sweet graces on California's Nordic enclave of Solvang. The shop has been family-operated for four generations, giving its bakers plenty of time to perfect the motherland's doughy fruit strips, butter cookies, apple strudel, and everyone's favorite: the cheese Danish. The quaint storefront looks the part, with a provincial-looking shingled roof that's typical of the town, home to many Danish transplants (and a windmill or three).