Nearby the Space Needle and feeling snackish? Hit up Nielsen’s Pastries, a small bakery-cafe that’s been crafting authentic danish pastries using Old-World recipes in Seattle since 1965. It uses house-made jam and very fresh ingredients, whipping up breakfast and afternoon delights like the Kringle, Snitter, and Potato.
Kringle: The traditional symbol of fine bakeries in Denmark. Pretzel shaped, made of buttery danish pastry filled with a “mazarine” almond filling, custard and raisins, topped with sliced almonds and a touch of sugar to finish.
Snitter: A flat cinnamon roll with custard and icing.
Potato: A custard and whipped cream filled pastry puff covered with a layer of marzipan, and dipped in dutch cocoa powder.
A “where-the-locals-go” cafe, Nielsen’s Pastries is sure to find a way into your heart be it through espresso, baked goods, or even soups & sandwiches. I recommend not leaving Seattle until you’ve Snittered yourself.
Nielsen’s Pastries (Lower Queen Anne)
520 Second Ave W
Seattle, WA 98104
Features: Breakfast/Brunch, Catering, Cheap Eats, Family Friendly (nice to babies), Good for Groups
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30 am-5:30 pm, Sat 8 am-3 pm, Sun Closed
Price Range: $