Copenhagen: Food guide

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Denmark / JoFoodGuide / Scandinavia

Hotel Central & Café
A hotel and café? I was expecting a full breakfast on the first morning in Copenhagen but only realized it’s a tiny cafe with “one room only” hotel above this little cafe itself. You are welcome for a cup of morning coffee and some snacks of course. It’s definitely an Instagrammer’s dream place.

Address: Tullinsgade 1, 1610 København, Denmark


A few steps away from Hotel Central & Café, at the cosy backyard. This cafe is full of nostalgia, very relaxing indeed. Granola is serving breakfast, brunch and dinner. My breakfast was great, I guess it will be a total different atmosphere at night.

Address:Værnedamsvej 5, 1819 Frederiksberg C

Danish omelette with mushrooms, cheese, tomato, ham and salad; Eggs in cocotte with Salsiccia sausage, mushrooms, tomato, egg and tabasco on the side; Hot chocolate; Orange and carrot and ginger juice.


It’s just right outside from where I stayed – Sleep In Heaven. They don’t have an English menu, but they are very happy to explain to you. Their breakfast plate looked impressive and big portion, however I just want to have a quick breakfast and off to the busy schedule of the day. The interior makes me want to stay a little longer even with the simple breakfast like croissant and Danish poppy seed roll with cappuccino and juice.

Address: Skyttegade 5, 2200 Copenhagen, Denmark, Nørrebro

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Atelier September
This café has such a vibe. A boutique in a café, featuring a collection of furnitures and decorations. This sweet dog was hanging around the café stole my heart. Danes sure knows how to make good food, the white and green asparagus with truffle and Comté cheese & soft boiled egg with rye bread were memorable. Also, I’m completely in love with Danish rye bread.

Address: Gothersgade 30, 1123 København K, Denmark


Det lille Apotek
If café doesn’t interest you, I strongly recommend Det lille Apotek. This restaurant was planned ahead in our itinerary by my friend and I couldn’t thank her enough. This is said to be the oldest restaurant in Copenhagen and has a very interesting history. We hadn’t make a reservation but would recommend doing so you can get a table inside. I wanted to try an authentic Danish meal while visiting Copenhagen and this is the place. The food was fabulous, we definitely didn’t leave hungry.

Address: Store Kannikestræde 15, 1169 København.

Old-fashioned Roast Duck, served with sugar-browned and boiled potatoes, gravy, pickled red cabbage and prunes; Old-fashioned Roast Pork,served with boiled and sugar-browned potatoes, pickled red cabbage and cream gravy.


Neighbourhood -Organic Pizza & Cocktails
Not your usual kind of pizza, a complete different pizza experience. The lightest and crispiest pizza, it’s not like any other pizza I had tried before. Despite the cocktail is not my thing, the organic pizzas are to die for!

The pizzas were served uncut and you get to cut your pizza yourself with a traditional hand-held cutting wheel because the pizza is thin and crispy like a cracker. I can never forget the first cut, I was surprised. They falls apart as soon as you cut. The combination of your own choice of sauce were a bomb.

Address: Istedgade 27, 1650 København V

Matcha fashioned cocktail; Garlic shrimp; Cucumber Salmon


Conditori La Glace
Came all the way just for Sports cake (Sportskage)- La Glace’s house speciality. Why not have an afternoon tea when you’re shopping along Strøget? Old styled but wonderful selection of mouth watering Danish sweets. Nearly freaked out when there’s only two pieces left on the display, luckily I wasn’t disappointed. The whipped cream was fresh and fluffy. I adore the combination of nougat and caramelized choux pastry, very sweet and creamy.

Address: Skoubogade 3, 1158 København K, Denmark


Can’t stop my eyes for this bakery while rushing to Frederiksborg Castle. Get Danish pastries craving fixed here because I honestly don’t think you can go wrong with anything here. I’ve seen another branch near to Christianshavn metro and after looking up, it’s a bakery with branches all over Denmark. You’re supposed to take a number and wait in a line when it’s busy.

Address: Jernbanepladsen 49 3A, DK-2880 Kongens Lyngby (this branch is far from the city, located at Lyngby Station)

Strawberry tart; cookies


Emmerys organic bakery & coffee
We stumbled upon Emmerys on a hot sunny day for drinks. Another bakery chain you shouldn’t have missed in Copenhagen. Emmerys offers its own organic breads which I regret I didn’t try. I would gladly return for their sandwiches in the morning tho.

Address: Torvegade 25, 1400 København K, Denmark(near to Christianshavn metro)

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Highly rated food market in Copenhagen but I came really late for dinner. Sadly, most of the store were closed or food were sold out or else I would have a chance to try the open face sandwich (Smørrebrød) from Hallernes. Ended up trying some random food in the market.

Address:Frederiksborggade 21, 1360 København K, Denmark

Random pastry- Brioche Dorée; Crispy fish cake – Bánh Mì Daily; Melony cool-Vita Boost


Copenhagen Street Food
Located on Paper Island where this place used to be a newspaper storage for more than 50 years then now turned into a lively and colourful food street with up to 35 food vendors. Buzzy atmosphere in the afternoon with a waterfront view.

The name “Copenhagen Street Food” gave me the impression that a place filled with Danish street food. But I was wrong. The only Danish food I can find was open face sandwiches and hotdogs; though they were both delicious, I was hoping for more Danish food instead of international food.

If you want to try various cuisines all under one roof, this might be your favourite place in Copenhagen. I heard the duck fries are really good, why not give it a try?

Address: Trangravsvej, 1436 København K.

Open face sandwich – Handmade; Hotdog -Pølse kompagniet


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