If you end up going to Solvang once in your life (which you should - once) and stay the night (why not?), then you definitely need to have breakfast at Paula’s Pancake House. Exquisitely Danish, this restaurant serves up both locals and tourists alike. The waitresses, donning Heidi-esq uniforms, are warm and friendly. And, while it’s not lavishly decorated, it has a cozy feel.
But really, you are only going for one reason: the Danish pancakes.
Sure, you may love the thatched roof:
Or, even the quaint menu:
But, neither are as delicious as their Danish Pancakes. You can order them on their own, or for about $1.50 more, you can get eggs and sausage or bacon to go with. If you go with sausage, you will have the choice of American or Danish. When the husband and I went, he chose American, so I chose Danish. To be honest, I prefer the American. But really, next time I would just order the pancakes and skip the rest. The eggs are nothing to write home about, and American sausage is American sausage. The pancakes are the real winner.
As you can see from the picture, they are huge! The size of a relatively big plate. But, don’t be nervous. They are also very thin - just a bit thicker than a crepe. They are only cooked on one side. Served up with butter, real maple syrup, and a sifting of powdered sugar, these pancakes are delicious. I would definitely prefer these over the thick, stacked, American version, any morning of the week.
Note: you can also top yours off with fruit (strawberries, apples…) and whipped cream. Although that sounds amazing, it’s a bit too much for me. Still, something to think about if you happen to be in the area.
Paula’s also has Beligum waffles, which I was tempted to try. But, then I decided Solvang is a Danish town, not a Belgium one. So, again, when in Rome….
Paula’s Pancakes is located in the heart of Solvang at 1531 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
Phone: (805) 688-2867