Copenhagen is full of great spots to eat and drink. Whilst planning our trip, we joked about how our ‘to do’ list was mainly places to eat as we’d heard so many great things. So enjoy the following list of some of the places we visited. It’s making me hungry just looking at the photos again!
Joe & The Juice. Various Locations
On arriving in Copenhagen around midmorning we had already been up since 3am so was ready for something a bit more substantial and refreshing then a coffee so set off to find somewhere to eat. We made our way over to Schønnemann for open sandwiches, only to find out they were on their summer holidays too!
With hunger/anger setting in we decided to stop at a Joe & The Juice. This place is a big deal in Copenhagen, with one on almost every other street. (Think Costa, but the juice alternative). I ordered the Sport’s Juice which was a concoction of passion fruit, pineapple and apples with a ‘Turkey’, a turkey, mozzarella and tomato style panini. Nothing overly special but it was good, healthy and did the trick. We ended up visiting an additional two locations during our stay, including one inside the famous Tivoli Gardens Theme Park.
Food Market. Torvehallern
This food market is located about 5 minutes walk from Nørreport Station. I was half expecting it to be an actual market where you would buy your fresh produce and spices, but nope, It’s actually two buildings made up of mini food shops and stalls.
Here, we finally had Smørrebrød. I ordered the rye bread topped with chicken, bacon and mushroom. Afterwards we headed to Laura’s Bakery where we ordered one of those chocolate covered things on the left and washed it down with a latte from The Coffee Collective, which does really great coffee. We could have easily sampled more but after the third place I was done!
Cock’s & Cows. Sankt Peders Stræde 34
Not long after we headed back to the hotel, conveniently, just in time for wine hour. (Tip: SP34 has a complimentary wine hour between 5pm and 6pm everyday, I expect it’s for guests, but they never asked for a room number so who knows) Later that evening we headed to Cock’s & Cows, which is also located in SP34.
I ordered The Marco Polo, which was basically a chicken burger with chilli mayo and mango salsa in a wholegrain bun, which was great! Not typical Danish cuisine but after a long day it was just what we needed. A couple of drinks/cocktails later and that was us done for the night.
Le Glace. Skoubogade 3
We heard about Le Glace through a travel guide, so decided to grab breakfast there on our second morning. We arrived some time after 9am and the place was empty. We ordered coffee for two and I had a apple & custard style pastry which was really fresh and perfect for a small breakfast. An hour or so later we walked past the small cafe again to find people queuing outside to be seated, we must have got there at the perfect time.
The Union Kitchen. Store Strandstraede 21
The Union Kitchen was possibly my favourite place we stopped at during our time. We actually walked past it, twice, whilst trying to find it! With no big branding and logos domineering the exterior its not hard to do so, but thats also The Union Kitchens charm. When you’re seated on the vintage style metal chairs, a menu is presented to you on a clipboard featuring a small but well executed selection of dishes, with a run down of the ‘Lemonade’ and ‘Balls’ of the day from the friendly bar staff. I went for the Lemonade of the day and the Chicken & Waffles with hot sauce, yoghurt and maple syrup. Mmmm!
Both the food and service were excellent and the atmosphere was really relaxed and friendly making it a place I would highly recommend and visit again.
I hope you enjoyed this quick guide of some places to consider whilst visiting Copenhagen. The next part in this series will focus on ‘Things to Do’ so be sure to check back!
Have you visited any places you would recommend in Copenhagen?