Copenhagen, Denmark continues to make waves in the culinary world with its plethora of gastronomic offerings. That said, gourmands often travel to this side of the world for exceptional dining experiences at Noma, which regularly tops renowned restaurant listings, and Geranium, which is the World’s Best Restaurant this year, among many others.
However, the city has so much to offer than fine dining restaurants alone. There is so much to explore when it comes to sandwich shops, cocktail bars and patisseries. Here are some places to add to your eat list.
Start your day with… delicious pastries followed by a walk in Nyhavn to take in the architecture of charming houses
Copenhagen is home to many famed bakeries. From Juno’s croissants and saffron buns to Hart Bageri’s spandauer (custard buns), select what takes your fancy. To be truly local, you may want to have the morning bun—a sourdough roll with comte cheese and local Danish butter. Perfect with your tea or coffee.
Juno the bakery
A Noma alumni, pastry chef Emil Glaser has amassed quite a following for his croissants and saffron rolls (available during the holidays). A queue forms from as early as 7.45am.
Århusgade 48, 2100 København, Denmark
There are now two branches, one in Frederiksberg and the newer one in Holmen. I would recommend the one in Holmen where you can sit out on the deck and enjoy your cardamom bun, spanbauer and sumptuous sausage roll. I regret not ordering more to bring back with me for my afternoon tea.
Gl. Kongevej 109, 1850 Frederiksberg, Denmark
Andersen & Maillard
Andersen & Maillard’s Cube Croissant is Insta-worthy. Bite through the layers of its soft, buttery croissant filled with a decadent pistachio ganache.
Tatler Tip: If you are dining at Sushi Anaba, head to the Andersen Maillard branch just around the corner to pick up your pastries and coffee.
Nørrebrogade 62, 2200 København, Denmark, +45 42 67 21 00
Nyhavn (New Harbour)
Perhaps the most photographed area in Copenhagen, the Nyhavn canal was built to connect to the inner harbour to enable merchants to unload their goods. Walk past merchant houses that have been restored and transformed into restaurants and bars. The famed Danish author of fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen, lived in several of these houses during his lifetime and wrote the Tinder Box when he lived at No. 20.
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