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If you follow my Instagram, you might already know that I was in Copenhagen for a couple of days. It was my first time in a Scandinavian country. Copenhagen has a wide range of good restaurants and cute cafes, therefore I wanted to share with you a few places that I’ve been able to check out during my stay. I can guarantee you that the food at these places will be worth a try. Disclaimer: not all of these places have traditional Danish food.
Address: Sankt Annæ Pl. 11, 1250 København, Denmark
This cafe is where I had my first breakfast during my stay in Denmark. If you want to experience the Danish “hygge” atmosphere, this is a great place to go to. “Hygge” is a word used for a moment or a feeling of coziness. For this breakfast, I went with a chia pudding topped with granola and a lemon ice tea.
On that day, I chose to sit outside because I wanted to get a little insight into the lifestyle of the Danes. It was early in the morning so pretty much everyone was on their way to work on their bikes. Another thing that I like looking at, when I travel to a foreign country, is how the people dress and get inspiration from it.
Address: Nyhavn 49, 1051 København, Denmark
In the same area, just a few minutes walk from Cafe No11, you can grab a freshly made Belgian waffle with a choice of toppings (ice cream, chocolate…) as you wander along the famous Nyhavn waterfront.
Address: Landgreven 10, 1300 København, Denmark
This world-famous burger place in Copenhagen is also another place to stop by. Not only have they delicious burgers (vegetarian options also available) but the location is also very Instagrammable 😉. They are located in a shop that would usually be considered as a petrol station convenience store. One thing I would say is that you shouldn’t go there too late for lunch as they have a policy that says that as soon as they are “sold out”, the shop will be closed.
BEAU MARCHE CAFE A VINS
Address: Ny Østergade 32, 1101 København, Denmark
Not going to lie, during my time in Copenhagen, I somehow was craving some French food. That’s why I decided to test out this cafe. This place is hidden in the backyard of an interior decor shop also called Beau Marche, where you can find some original and beautifully crafted pieces for your home. I ordered a croque-madame and … O.M.G., it was one of the best I’ve had so far. The sandwich was delicious and the egg perfectly cooked. All of that was accompanied with a side of salad.
LES TROIS COCHONS
Address: Værnedamsvej 10, 1619 København, Denmark
Another French restaurant is Les Trois Cochons. It’s located a little bit outside of the city center. I had one of my breakfasts there and I do not regret cycling for 10-15 minutes to get to this place. My order was a bowl of yogurt, berries, granola and an orange juice. In addition to that, I also gave the ginger shot a try, as I didn’t want to catch a cold during my stay. The yogurt bowl was just delightful. I really recommend it! Again, the place was very hygge. If you sit outside, they provide you with a large, warm blanket under which you can snuggle as you are enjoying your food.
JOHNS HOTDOG DELI
Address: Flæsketorvet 39, 1711 København, Denmark
If there’s one thing you can’t miss when you come to Copenhagen, it’s the Danish hot dogs. You can pretty much find a stall that sells them everywhere in the city. So since it was Friday, I decided to treat myself with a good meal. I heard a lot about Johns Hotdog Deli that is located in the Meatpacking district of Copenhagen. It’s considered as one of the most famous places to grab a hotdog. Here, you can build your own hotdog. To do that, you pay for a “basic” hotdog and there is a station filled with an immense choice of toppings. Also, don’t forget to grab yourself a beer to complete your meal.
When I was there, I also felt that it was a really hygge place, if not the most “hygge” place I’ve been to during my stay. It was a Friday night, the lights were dimmed and warm, and everyone was hanging out with friends or family. Also, the staff is very friendly. At some point, one of the waiters was going around the restaurant offering a free shot of a type of Danish alcohol to the customers. Everyone was joining in and you just felt like you were friend with everyone who was there.
Address: Rådhusstræde 5, 1466 København, Denmark
If you want to satisfy your avocado cravings while you are in Copenhagen, there is no better place than Sonny. They have amazing unique avocado toast. What I like about them is the beetroot paste that they make. They also have other nice options such as salmon toast or sandwiches. Quite a lot of locals actually come and grab their coffee here, in the morning.