Here are some of my favourite places to eat and cool cafés in Copenhagen, Denmark. Some of these were also great places to study and catch up with friends.
You must stop at this place if you are ever in Copenhagen. Reffen is an outdoor food market in Refshaleøen. There are many different stalls and many types of cuisine you can try at Reffen – from traditional Danish to Italian, American, Asian, African and Spanish. I would have to say, the curry at Baobab is absolutely amazing! My friend Adrianna and I also tried the loaded nachos at the Blue Taco and they were awesome. Of course I would recommend visiting Reffen when the weather is warm.
Stefano’s (Pizzabar/ Mad & Caffe)
Located in Nørrebro, Stefano’s is known for its delicious pizza and brunch. It’s usually always busy, so keep that in mind before you head on over.
This has to be one of my favourite places to grab breakfast/ lunch in Copenhagen! Their oatmeal and porridge is to die for! There are so many options. Try one of the options with their caramel sauce if you want to have something sweet!
This ice cream is 100% vegan and it is delicious! There are many options, but I would highly recommend the sundaes.
This is a cozy and casual Ethiopian restaurant located on Jagtevi in Copenhagen. The portions were quite large and the food was amazing. This was my first time eating Ethiopian food and it was awesome. The lamb curry and the bread were especially tasty!
I miss this café! Mokkariet, also located in Nørrebro, was my essay writing and studying hangout while on exchange in Copenhagen. The atmosphere in this place is perfect! Their coffees were not incredibly expensive and their cheesecakes and cakes were also great.
This quaint and fairly priced caffe on Tagensvej was one of my regular spots while living at Bispebjerg Kollegiet. The coffee was great and the cakes were also awesome!
The Coffee Collective
A classic, stylish and trendy coffee stop in the heart of Nørrebro. I will admit the Coffee Collective is much more expensive than a Canadian cup of coffee at Tim Hortons, but keep in mind you are also paying for the hipster, “hygge” atmosphere, polite barista service and a nice looking latte.
Palauden Bog & Café
This place is located right by the University of Copenhagen library in the downtown core, near Strøget. I thought the price was fair and the atmosphere was even better than a library. This is a really great study spot, especially if you have class at the University of Copenhagen’s city campus.
This is the ultimate, one and only student hangout! If you are on exchange at the University of Copenhagen you should definitely spend some time here. You get discounts when you show your student card… so who doesn’t love cheaper pastries, coffees and teas in Copenhagen? Also, this place is a great bar at night on the weekends. Studenterhuset also hosts events for students, such as their very popular flea market.
Bevar’s is located towards the south end of Nørrebrogade as you approach the Copenhagen lakes. I have stopped here a few times to meet up with friends to work on a project, or just to grab a drink. It’s extremely cozy, the coffee is great and their smørrebrød is also very nice.
Cafeteria SMK (Statens Museum for Kunst)
Don’t let the word Cafeteria turn you off! The SMK Cafeteria is a stylish place to grab some food, a coffee and even do a quick sketch while visiting the SMK.
Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions about these recommendations!