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The Danish Pastry House

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Danish
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205 Arlington St, Ste 4, Watertown, MA 02472-2087
+1 617-926-2747
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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Cambridge, United States
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I shopped here several times when living in Watertown in the fall. I don't like sweet pastries, but can appreciate when a pastry is well made. These folks know what they are doing, just not my preference. I did not mark down because of my preference. The croissants were mediocre and disappointing. However, the Danish rye bread, full grain, dark,... More 

Thank Jeremiah R
Boston, Massachusetts
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470 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is a small spot that we nearly missed on our first visit, as it is tucked away on a side street, with little parking. But they have a terrific selection of pastries and desserts, and everything we tried was yummy. On this visit we enjoyed their almond apple cake, and their croissants.

Thank Bob T
Hudson, New Hampshire
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329 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

So we first learned about this place on a local TV show. Since Hubby is Scandinavian and we were going to be in the area anyway, we decided to stop in. Turns out their Watertown location is the wholesale location where all the baking is done. The cafe at this location consists of 3 stools at a short, very short,... More 

Thank Nancy N
Watertown, MA
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

My company uses DPH for all of our cupcakes and cakes. We also suggest them for weddings and events. Oh my they are good! Their assorted cupcakes are to die for and all of our customers now request them.

Thank Stacy R
Watertown, Massachusetts, United States
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Danish Pastry House is tucked in back of an industrial/residential area in Watertown. They offer decent freshly made sandwiches and homemade soup at lunchtime. Their whole grain breads are fresh and especially good, worth stopping on your way by to bring a loaf home.

Thank Ro P
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

The cupcakes provided by Danish Pastry House for our wedding were so delicious and beautiful that I can't even really explain it. I know, some of you are probably like "come on, it's a cupcake. How good can it be?" Well, please let me try to explain. First of all, the flavor combinations they so artfully put together were nothing... More 

Thank skatekendall
Duxbury, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2016

These guys sell to all the big Hotels in Boston. The croissants are excellent and the people are the best. I hope they open up outlets in accessible locations as that would be a great hit. Make the effort to get to this place.

Thank robroyq38
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Many places sell "Danish." Unfortunately for those of us who love and crave actual Danish pastry, you know, the kind they have in Denmark, what is sold in the U.S. as "Danish" pastry is heavy, doughy, iced, overly sweet, has a dollop of jam, and is made with vegetable shortening. REAL Danish pastry is airy, flaky, made with real butter,... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Love to stop in for baked goods and always trying something different, cookies,tarts, bread or scones? Have always been pleased with the selection and impressed with the quality

Thank Kak79
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was working nearby and asked some of the folks where to grab a quick breakfast nearby - everybody suggested this place, which is a little difficult to find. From the outside, it looks like a hole in the wall, but when you get inside and see the treats, your eyes will open up wide like you were a kid... More 

Thank Bob-from-Mass

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Cafe, Danish
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Arlington St, Ste 4, Watertown, MA 02472-2087
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-926-2747

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?