Happy Hour!
Come in and enjoy one free pastry when you buy an espresso drink Monday - Friday 2:30 to 3:30 and be happy.

I'm coming back here!
"In support of "The Little Guys", I headed to Seattle to spend the day shopping for cheeses, breads and pastries for the hosting of our annual celebration of Festivus with some friends.

Nielsen's Authentic Danish Pastry was the first stop of the day. I had never been here before but thanks to my fellow Yelper's, it was an easy decision to start the day off right with Nielsen's. The bakery is located off the main drag, but was easy to spot due to the foot traffic coming and going.

I walked up to the crowded display cases and was mesmerized by the nice variety of delicious-looking goodies. After my quick scan, I ordered a snitter and an apple Danish and a 12 oz. latte. We shared the snitter and the Danish at one of the tables. Both were over the top good. The people next to us had the potato and were in awe of it. Naturally, we had to order two to go, as well as another snitter (Seattle is a ways off after all). When I got back to the car, I marked the location in my GPS, cuz Baby, I'm comin' back!

The next morning over coffee, the potatoes and the snitter we brought home became history. OMG they were good! I'm trying to think of an excuse right now on why I need to drive 35 miles north to Seattle." Find more Nielsen's Pastries reviews on Yelp.


Open a new window at Google Maps

Finnish Shortbread

This is a recipe from the old country, a delightful butter cookie topped with almonds and crystal sugar.


Candied Ginger Shorbread

This buttery shortbread has both ginger powder and candied ginger.


Monster Cookies

One of our favorites, originally named for the Loch Ness monster because of the delicious addition of butterscotch chips. It also includes dark chocolate chips, walnuts and a bit of oatmeal.


Chocolate Shortbread

Dutch cocoa powder gives these rich shortbread cookies a delightful flavor and aroma.



Russian Tea Cakes

A classic year round favorite. Buttery shortbread with walnuts, dusted with powdered sugar.


Lemon Poppyseed Shortbread Cookie

This combination is often used in cakes or muffins, but it's even better in a buttery shortbread cookie! 


Bad Boys

Yes, we love to hear "Give me a couple of those Bad Boys!" How bad are they? Cocoa nibs, chopped chocolate and espresso makes them oh so good.


Oatmeal Raisin

A lunchbox classic. Chewy with golden raisins and old fashioned oatmeal.


Double Chocolate Oatmeal

Chocolate from cocoa powder and chocolate chips - with the healthful addition of oatmeal. Yay, the perfect breakfast!