Paula’s Pancake House

On our way to San Luis Obispo for our mini anniversary getaway, we stopped by the historic Dutch town of Solvang to get breakfast at Paula’s Pancake House.

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Paula’s Pancake House patio seating.

It was such a beautiful day outside, we decided to sit on the covered patio and enjoy the breeze.

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Paula’s Pancake House famous dutch pancakes.

As Solvang’s original pancake house, this family-owned restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch. The menu says they are “world-famous” for their Dutch pancakes, so we both had to try them!

Apparently, Dutch pancakes are very thin, almost like a crepe. These pancakes were light and delicious, the bacon was thick, and the over-easy eggs were just right.

To be honest, it’s hard to mess up breakfast, but for some reason many restaurants do. Luckily for us, Paula’s landed it just right.


  • There are public parking lots located throughout downtown Solvang. Plan for extra time to walk to the restaurant.
  • Breakfast is served all day. Lunch is available starting at 11 am.
  • The coffee was not the greatest. If you rely on this golden source of life-giving beverage, plan on picking it up at a different location.
  • Turkey sausage is available. Yay!