Friday, January 5, 2018

Dutch Oven Bakery

A bit of Solvang at the top of North Lake Avenue, Old Altadena

Since August 1990, David Davis has been the proud owner and Chief Baker of the Dutch Oven Bakery, located at 2281 North Lake Avenue, right next to the Altadena Post Office.

David is helped out by his sons, although David says he himself works 9 days a week, 16 hours a day. He certainly is cheerful and friendly, especially for working so hard at his age.  He is an Altadena treasure and it is fun to hear the history of Altadena and local gossip from him. 

 David started back in the late 1960's selling clothing at the old Paramount Swap Meet and went on to sell at the Roadium Swap Meet in Torrance and the Rose Bowl Swap Meet in Pasadena. He has always been an entrepreneur and has owned a number of businesses and bakeries in the past. This man knows business and hard work, also being a family man with seven children and many grandchildren. 

So if you need a cup of coffee and a pastry, this is the place to go up in Old Altadena, the long established Dutch Oven Bakery. Be sure to engage in conversation with David or his sons. They are carrying on a long tradition in Old Altadena, and we hope David and his family will carry on in the same way for years to come.


  1. I can't wait to stop in! Thanks for this post.

  2. I worked there many years ago! Glad to see it is open. Looks very nice!

  3. My car drives there on its own; those blueberry muffins' siren call; Owner and son lovely wonderful people!