So you're a snitter [$2.50] from Nielsen's Pastries. I must admit, I've never seen a snitter. You look much different than I expected. I thought I was going to be interviewing either a villain from a Dr. Seuss book or some kind of exotic parasite.

As you can see, I'm actually a pastry. I doubt you'll find an exotic parasite with as much tasty cinnamon and sugar on it as I have on me.

Well, maybe not when I found it, but I could... Anyway, cinnamon and sugar—are you a cinnamon roll?

I am a cinnamon roll that has been sliced open, flattened out, and baked with a stripe of custard. I am sliced lengthwise so there is a piece of the coveted cinnamon-roll middle in every bite.

The middle? With custard? I feel faint.

That's understandable. Many people swoon when they learn of my existence—that's what those armchairs in the corner are for. Perhaps a latte will revive you. During Nielsen's happy hour [Mon–Fri, 2:30–3:30 pm], you get a free pastry if you buy an espresso drink!

What does a distinguished pastry such as yourself do in its leisure time?

I've been going on fancy dates with Nielsen's hot soups, lately curry lentil. Then there are the parties in the pastry case after-hours. On Sunday, I woke up wedged behind the espresso machine. You see, it's very hard to hail a cab from inside a pastry case.

Oh, believe me, I know. Does Nielsen's have any other savory foods besides soup?

Perhaps you'd like a sandwich—herbed turkey and provolone [$5.75] or egg salad [$5]. If you're not too set on savory things, it might interest you to know that you can buy snitters by the dozen [$27.50], and we come in an adorable pink box.


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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.

Ohmygodohmygodohmygod.  I recently became addicted to Nielsen's.  This is a good thing...and a bad thing, since it's less than TWO BLOCKS from where I live.

Every pastry is made with real butter, and oh boy, can you taste it.  They have a great variety of flavors for their danishes including prune, which I sampled, and dang it was good!  Who knew?  Their cinnamon rolls are soft and gooey, but not totally oozing with icing, which I prefer.  

It's cheaper than Macrina, which used to be my pastry store of choice, it's not nearly as crowded as Macrina, and the people who work there are very nice, and helpful. They didn't even crack a smile when I involuntarily snorted when they said 'Snitter'.....   Find this review and more about Nielsen's Pastries on Yelp

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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.


"Many people swoon when they learn of my existence..."

A flat cinnamon roll with custard and icing.

Apple Kringle Slice

Buttery danish pastry with diced granny smith apples nestled in a brown sugar, almond and custard filling.


Coffee Cake

A moist, buttery coffee cake with cinnamon walnut streusel on top. We also make various fruit coffee cakes that alternate with this old time favorite.


Bear Claw 

One of our lighter pastries- flaky danish pastry filled with a thin layer of almond paste and butter.


Poppyseed Danish

What the real Danes come in for - filled with a thin layer of almond paste and butter, topped with poppyseeds.


Cinnamon Rolls

Simple, sweet dough full of butter and cinnamon. The classic has almonds and raisins. The apple cinnamon roll has granny smith apples and icing.


Cinnamon Danish

Cinnamon, almond filling and butter, rolled in flaky danish dough, and topped with icing.  These go fast!


Blueberry Cream
Cheese Danish

Flaky danish dough with a sweetened cream cheese filling. They are topped with various whole fruits - blueberries, raspberries, peaches, strawberries, marionberries.


Apricot Danish

The classic danish "spandau" - buttery flaky danish dough with a hint of almond and cardamom. Nielsen's Pastries makes a variety of danish pastries using our homemade jams and fillings such as apricot, raspberry, or cream cheese.


Raspberry or Peach Cream Cheese Danish



Savory Sundried Tomato Cream Cheese Pastry



Our savory pastries are made of a buttery whole wheat croissant dough.  Sundried tomatoes and herbs are combined with cream cheese for a tasty filling.


Savory Ham & Provolone Pastry

Buttery whole wheat croissant dough, black forest ham and provolone. Mmmmm.

Savory Feta & Spinach Pastry

Spinach and feta are a classic combination in these buttery whole wheat croissant.