Nielsen's Pastries - in business since 1965.
Still hand-made the traditional way

from authentic recipes, using creamery butter, house made jam and fresh ingredients.

"Friendly baristas,
good coffee and
fantastic baked goods.
I fell in love with the chocolate and marzipan filled pastry that looks like what it's called, a Potato, and potatoes were never so tastey nor so cute! I bought one for a friend and it was lovingly wrapped in a pink box and tied up with kitchen twine."

"Snitters will be the end of me. Oh, and so will potatoes, toscas, and white cake layered with custard and raspberry preserves.  I would imagine the cookies are also delicious, but few things can pull me away from the sirens’ song of custard and/or marzipan. The staff is always friendly.  The coffee is always robust.  What's not to love?" 3/2/2010.  Find this review and more about Nielsen's Pastries on Yelp.


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Best of Seattle 2010  Nielsen’s Pastries
Best Snitter

This place smells like my Swedish great-grandmother's kitchen, the intoxicating fragrances of flour, butter, and sugar. Nielsen's pastries in lower Queen Anne is a throwback kind of coffee shop, where drip coffee is served in cups and saucers. If you’re smart, you’ll order at least one flaky pastry to go with your brew. Make mine a snitter.”   Leslie Kelly Seattle Weekly Best of Seattle 2010

Nielsen's Pastries reviewed on Seattle Citysearch
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Nielsen's Pastries Wedding Cakes
You will receive enthusiastic praise from everyone in the wedding party!
Our traditional marzipan cake is available in round tiers or stacked squares. They make an excellent canvas for your florist, and can be elegantly decorated with dark or white chocolate piping. The cake is a light sponge cake filled with a mixture of whipped cream and custard, homemade jam, sprinkled with rum, and then finished with a thin layer of marzipan.  Call to schedule a tasting today.


"Hard to put into words how good Nielsen's sheet cake was."  "I recently ordered a 1/2 of a sheet cake for a special Birthday party. It was the best cake I have ever had and heard many at the party saying the same thing. It was almost completely finished off. It had marzipan frosting, but not too thick so it was not too sweet. It was a raspberry rum cake and it is hard to put into words how good it was. We are already thinking of reasons to order another cake! I highly recommend Nielsen's Pastry for your next cake purchase. Very friendly staff as well." Find more great reviews about Nielsen's Pastries on Citysearch.


Nielsen's bakes daily
in limited quantities.

Give us a call and we would be
happy to set aside anything from
our delicious menu for you like one Potato or two. 206-282-3004