Danish has become an interchangeable term for a particular type of pastry, so you know that Denmark must know what it’s doing when it comes to cooking up the sweet stuff. Karen Hansen certainly does. The Culver City favorite, Copenhagen Pastry, quietly opened on the East side of town around Thanksgiving and already it has become a local favorite.
Growing up just outside of Los Angeles, my family would take the occasional road trip north to Solvang, an adorable Danish village in the Santa Ynez Valley. On the way home, a stop at one of the numerous bakeries was an essential. But with the new Copenhagen Pastry location, a day trip north no longer seems necessary. Freshly baked Danish pastries, breads and specialties are all available at Copenhagen Pastry.
According to a well-informed Yelper, prices for the treats are reasonable:
Individual Pastries are $1.95 each.
Morning Pastries are $1.00-$1.60.
Small Dessert Cakes are $2.35.
Large Pastries are $11.00-$16.00.
1/2 Loaf Rye Bread is $4.00 and Full Loaf is $6.00.
Favorites on Yelp have already popped up with kringles and other custard filled goodies topping the treat list.
Making the sweet spot even better are reports of the excellent service from owner Hansen handing out free samples to indecisive customers to cheerful staff helping with selections.
You may not have noticed the new shop unless you’re in East Pasadena, as anything outside of Old Pasadena tends to get ignored, but by all accounts Copenhagen Pastry is worth finding.
Copenhagen Pastry 3731 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107 (626)792-7200