In recent years, Copenhagen has become a cutting-edge city boasting design, art and architecture as well as innovative new restaurants. Having not completely lost its medieval charm it is the perfect combination of old and new. Everything is easily reachable; especially by bike, which is the preferred mode of transportation for the Danes. Explore the different Neighborhoods; from edgy Nørrebro to upcoming Refshaleøen, where you’ll find the new Noma.
A more quiet and family-friendly part of Copenhagen with many green areas.
Including Fælledparken – Denmark’s largest public park.
Geranium – 3-star Michelin restaurant Geranium is a lucid, light and dynamic kitchen with the mission to create meals that involve all our senses – restoring, challenging and enriching.
Juno – Danes care about their bread a whole lot. One of the newest (and most popular) bakeries is Juno, which is a little off the beaten track of the typical tourist routes. However, their poppy seed pastries are definitely worth the detour and the wait (people stand in line to get a bite of this former Noma pastry chef’s creations).
Hos Fischer – With a relaxed atmosphere and amazing Roman food, this classic Italian trattoria is a spot that people return to – over and over again. Therefore, expect to run into a large number of locals, who will most likely stick around after dinner for a game of billiard in the basement or a beer in the bar.
ØsterGro / Gro Spiseri – Urban farming has made its way to Copenhagen. With a large rooftop terrace in the middle of the city, ØsterGro and its adjacent restaurant (you’re eating in a greenhouse in the middle of the farm) is a Danish take on the new way of using the cityscape. This is a unique way of dining.
Olufs Is – In Italy; they call it “Gelato su Stecco” and this manufacturer is the first to bring the concept to Denmark. Italian milk-based ice cream on a stick is served fresh from the kitchen in the backroom and with a daily rotation of tastes.
Olufsvej 6, 2100 København Ø
Wed-Sun Noon – 7PM
Kafeteria – Let yourself be tempted by delicious dishes and the scent of homemade bread in SMK’s café, Kafeteria. Kantine places great emphasis on organically grown quality ingredients and seasonal produce. And with their own bakery on the premises you will always find a large selection of homemade cakes and freshly baked bread.
Kafeteria is located right inside the main entrance of the national gallery SMK; no ticket is required to visit the café.
Paustian – a Danish furniture design house with an international outlook. Since 1964 Paustian has represented some of the most celebrated and renowned furniture designs. The flagship store is in The Paustian Building, which was design by world famous architect Jørn Utzon in 1987, and the extension by his son, architect Kim Utzon, in 2010.
Mon-Fri 11AM – 6PM
Sat 10AM – 4PM
Normann Copenhagen – Established in 1999, their collection includes a wide array of furniture, lamps, textiles and home accessories. Their mission is to create original and innovative products in a simple and contemporary design.
Østerbrogade 70, 3100 København Ø
Mon-Fri 11am – 5:30pm and Sat 10am – 3pm
Den Frie – The house is built and owned by artists, and the primary purpose of Den Frie is to show exhibitions rooted in the collective tradition especially focused on contemporary artistic communities and experimental groups.
This up and coming area holds a various of different types of
people, with most buildings covered in graffiti.
A lot of hip and creative people are moving to this area.
Yellow – A great combination of all-day cocktail bar and eatery in a unique nordic atmosphere. Named by the colour of the yellow wall along the famous cemetery in Copenhagen, which is right across the street, Yellow can wine and dine you all day! On weekends different DJs will keep the party going into the early hours of the morning.
Kapelvej 1, 2200 København N
Wed noon – midnight (Kitchen noon-4:30PM / 6PM-10PM)
Thu noon – 1AM (Kitchen noon-4:30PM / 6PM-10PM)
Fri & Sat noon – 3AM (Kitchen noon-4:30PM / 6PM-10PM)
Sun noon – 6PM
Pompette – Half wine shop, half wine bar, Pompette focuses on natural wines. They serve a small selection of wine by the glass as well as a large selection of bottles form their celler. You can also enjoy an ever-changing menu of cheeses and charcuterie.
Mirabelle – Each neighborhood has its own hyped bakery and Nørrebro is no exception. In a combination of Italian handcrafts and Danish produce, and with great thought and explicit values when it comes to sourcing, this bakery is open for lunch and dinner too, serving simple and small sharing dishes.
Bæst – A place where the best Danish, local, sustainable and organic produce is combined with Italian craftsmanship to create a unique dining experience. Made by hand and eaten by hand! – They are known for their incredible pizzas topped with the freshest of mozzarellas made of milk from cows grazing at their farm Farm of Ideas
Relæ – Christian F. Puglisi is the mastermind behind this Michelin star restaurant as well as other favorites in the neighborhood: Mirabelle, Bæst and Manfreds. Relæ works on focused and tasty food, no muss, no fuss. A certified organic restaurant, it is only natural that they serve natural wine to go along with the superb dishes.
The Coffee Collective – roastery and coffee bar concept, Coffee Collective was one of the first in a large number of independent coffee roasters to care about sustainability. Still one of the best cups of coffees served, the beans are not only traded directly from the farmer, they have been roasted in the classic Scandinavian style; light.
Jægersborggade 57, 2200 København N
Mon-Fri 7AM – 8PM
Sat-Sun 8AM – 7PM
Manfreds – In 2010, Noma descendants Christian F. Puglisi and Kim Rossen, wanted to cater for the locals with laid-back quality food. The result was Manfreds; the first natural wine bar in Copenhagen. The tatar became an instant classic, making Manfreds (probably) the world’s only veggie-focused restaurant famous for its raw meat.
Nicecream – The only 100% vegan ice cream shop in Denmark. The philosophy is all about creating a movement for a more sustainable and healthy planet while serving delicious ice cream.
Elmegade 30, 2200 København N
Mon-Thurs Noon – 9PM
Fri-Sun Noon – 10PM
Studio Travel – a vintage boutique with a focus on quality, style and unique detailing, pieces are picked in Italy and France. A collective of references from art and music to history and culture inspires the aesthetic; a taste of storied Italian fashion blended with Scandinavian modern simplicity.
Vesterbro is home to the meatpacking district,
Kødbyen, but also to a large number of bars and restaurants.
Fiskebaren – “The Fish Bar” is all about fish and shellfish. It is about fresh, healthy, delicious food. About fine wine and a great atmosphere. In the old meatpacking district, you find this gem, which has been a Copenhagen favorite since 2010.
Mangia – Italian restaurant where you will most likely run into Copenhagen’s in-crowd of people from fashion, art and design. Serving mouth-watering pasta dishes in a cozy atmosphere, this is the perfect spot for both long-table dinners and romantic dates for two.
Rouge Oyesters – A collaboration between Kødbyens Fiskebar and Rouge on Gammel Kongevej, Rouge Oysters is Copenhagens first Oyster Bar. Originally a wine bar Rouge Oysters will serve a fine selection of natural wines.
Les Trois Cochons – From locals drinking a glass of wine at the cosy tables on the walkway of Værnedamsvej to the beautiful checkered floor and the quintessential French menu inside, Les Trois Cochons is like visiting Paris for just a little while. Expect great French produce and specialties along with everything else on a true bistro-menu.
Hija de Sanchez – Contemporary taqueria in the heart of Copenhagen they are introducing the Danish capitol to authentic Mexican cuisine. Everything is made from scratch “just like grandma made it”. Hija de Sanchez imports corn from Oaxaca to make the masa and all their tortillas fresh every day.
Black – a concept store created by Danish ceramicist Anne Black with an ambition to offer a universe based on a thoughtful curation of women’s and menswear, homewear, furniture and articles for everyday use – all selected with an enthusiasm for pure materials, structure, quality and functionality.
Tivoli – The enchanting garden and 175-year-old amusement park located in central Copenhagen offers rides, games, musicals, ballet and major concerts.
Full of cobblestone streets, nice cafés, restaurants
and the longest walking street in the world – Strøget.
Schønnemann – Denmark is famous for its open-faced sandwiches (known to locals as smørrebrød) and Schønnemann serves up some of the best. Most Danes eat theirs with schnapps on the side.
Pastis – In the heart of Copenhagen, you find a little piece of Paris. This is a true bistro serving wine and food, as you know it from the French capital. Open for both lunch and dinner, this is the place to fill up on steak frites, moules, tartare, oysters and all the other French classics.
Atelier September – Chef Frederik Bille Brahe (whose also behind Kafeteria SMK and nearby Apollo Bar) runs his café in the beautiful forefront of the space, where he serves natural food and artisan coffee, operating for breakfast and lunch as well as late afternoons.
The elegant space behind the buzzing café serves as a project room hosting and showcasing various exhibitions and pop-ups.
Gothersgade 30, 1123 København K
Mon-Fri 7.30AM – 5PM
Sat 9AM – 4PM
Sun 10AM – 4PM
Den Vandrette – a natural wine bar and casual restaurant owned by Rosforth & Rosforth (one of the most remarkable suppliers of natural wine in Denmark). In the summer, people will gather by the long tables in front of the bar overlooking the harbor.
Havnegade 53A, 1058 København K
Tues-Fri 4PM – 11PM
Sat 1PM – 11PM
Sun 1PM – 9PM
Mormors – the atmosphere at “Grandma’s” makes you feel like you are part of Danish history and the old Copenhagen – spiced up with delicious cakes, sandwiches and a good cup of coffee: just the way your grandmother would serve it.
Apollo Bar – Apollo Bar & Canteen are Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s bar and dining place. Every weekday from Tuesday to Friday you can enjoy a healthy and delicious lunch at the canteen inside the kunsthalle, and all week you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or an exciting dinner or just a cup of coffee, a glas of wine or a drink at the bar next to the court yard.
La Glace – The oldest confectionary in Denmark, founded in the middle of old Copenhagen on the 8th of October 1870. It’s been in the hands of the same family ever since, and now, six generations later, they still offer the most delicious cakes and confections. Good taste, traditions, history and beautiful surroundings, La Glace is a must-do for anyone visiting Copenhagen.
Café Victor – Opened in 1981 with inspiration from the classic French brasseries. As one of the oldest and best-known cafés in Scandinavia, Café Victor has become a Copenhagen institution.
Kayakbar – a bar in the heart of Copenhagen and right on the water, this is an untraditional and original bar. Rallying point for kayakers, this place attracts all sorts of guests due to its unique combination of water, harbor and city.
Café Malmø – old school bodega (or pub, if you prefer), Café Malmø is known for its everything-goes-vibe. With a billiard table, jukebox and indoor smoking allowed, when everything else closes, this is where the cool crowd flocks.
Havnegade 35, 1058 København K
Mon – Sun 17-05
Dandy’s – Adored by locals for its colorful and lush interiors, that bring back flashes to a 60s art deco champagne lounge in Hollywood, from after work and pre-dinner cocktails to late nights on the dance floor, Dandy is a hidden gem in the very heart of Copenhagen.
Dronningens Tværgade 9, 1302 København K
Wed – Thu 18-02
Fri – Sat 18-04
Holly Golightly – A luxury fashion retailer located in the heart of Copenhagen. With an aspiration to present a coherent and contemporary concept the emphasis is not just on fashion, but also beauty, art and design. Through a coalition between high-end luxury and handpicked items from all around the world, this is a spot for inspiration.
Borgergade 17, 1300 København K
Mon-Thurs 11AM – 5.30PM
Fri 11AM – 6PM
Sat 11AM – 4PM
Storm – lifestyle and fashion store, this is much more than a retail space. Beyond clothing, they carry a large selection of beauty, music, magazines, and books and there’s always an exciting and inspirational exhibition in-store.
Store Regnegade 1, 1110 København K
Mon-Thurs 11AM – 5.30PM
Fri 11AM – 7PM
Sat 10AM – 4PM
Lot#29 – the intention behind Lot#29 is to present a selection that is more creative than actually fashion and to make visitors feel that they have discovered a secret chest of finds and treasures.
Time’s Up – This vintage store has become an institution for locals as well as fashion designers and stylists. People come here for rare vintage designer pieces and unique finds with a focus on quality, cut and fabric.
Krystalgade 4, 1172 København K
Mon-Thus 11AM – 6PM
Fri 11AM – 7PM
Sat 10AM – 5 PM
Illum – Department store offering the best in fashion, accessories, beauty, interior and décor, design and gastronomic delicatessens. You can find anything from Scandinavian darlings such as Acne Studios, Byredo and Ganni as well as international luxury brands Prada, Valentino and Balenciaga.
Royal Copenhagen Flagship store – For more than 240 years, Royal Copenhagen porcelain has been a symbol of an up-to-date, quality conscious lifestyle. With origins in hand-painted design, Royal Copenhagen is one of the most luxurious and desirable porcelain brands in the world.
KLASSIK – Danish design classics. For the last 20 years, KLASSIK have built a collection unlike any one else in the world. You can find unique Danish furniture by the greatest architects, including Poul Kjærholm, Arne Jacobsen, Hans J. Wegner and Finn Juhl.
Bredgade 3, 1260 København K
Mon-Fri 11am – 6pm
Paloma Vintage – Girls in Copenhagen love high-end vintage clothes, and this relative newcomer is one of the favorites. Paloma specializes in selling uniquely curated vintage clothes, and you’ll have to move quick to secure the best pieces.
1107 København K
Mon – Fri 11-17.30
The Royal Danish Theatre – both the national Danish performing arts institution and a name used to refer to its old purpose-built venue from 1874. The theatre presents opera, ballet, classical music concerts and drama in several locations.
Statens Museum for Kunst / SMK – Denmark’s national gallery and the country’s head museum for the arts. At Statens Museum for Kunst you will find more than 700 years of art history as well as contemporary installations and exhibits.
Faurschou Foundation – Faurschou Foundation is a privately owned art institution with a collection of contemporary art, and with exhibition venues at Copenhagen North Harbour as well as Beijing’s attractive art neighbourhood 798. Faurschou Foundation introduces the visitors to some of the world’s most acclaimed artists.
Currently open by appointment only
The area is named after the Danish King Christian IV.
The small colorful houses are one of the most characteristic symbols of Copenhagen.
1408 – the team behind restaurant Kadeau, honored with two Michelin stars, is behind the opening of this new Nordic cocktail bar with the ambition to become one of the worlds best. To set themselves apart (and in the tradition of Kadeau), they’ve decided to not use any ingredients from outside the Nordic countries.
Boathouse – right by the water and next to Asian restaurant Chop Chop Kitchen, you can enjoy their huge terrace with an impeccable view of the Copenhagen harbor’s waterfront.
Strandgade 85A, 1401 København K
Sun-Wed 10AM – midnight
Thurs-Sat 10AM – 1AM
Rufino Osteria – the interior pays a tribute to the authentic concept of an Osteria, and its friendly and original atmosphere with its open-kitchen is the perfect space for enjoying the classic, rustic interpretations of Italian dishes combined with high-quality wines.
Strandgade 14, 1401 Christianshavn
Mon-Sat 6PM – 11PM
Amass – the foundation of everything at this modern restaurant is to serve delicious food in an exciting atmosphere while being responsible along the way. That means a gold organic certification and taking the necessary steps to lay a path for the industry to have a better future.
Lille Bakery – serving flavorful and nutritious bread made from local and organic ingredients giving, this recently opened bakery is all about craftsmanship. Throughout the day, the Bakery with its adjacent café lets guests experience the process behind bread baking.
Refshalevej 213A, 1432 København K
Wed-Sun 8AM – 5PM
La Banchina – on a pier facing the beautiful Copenhagen habour, the people behind La Banchina have created a unique spot in an upcoming part of the city. During the long summer days and nights, it is open everyday for coffee, homemade baked goods, beer, natural wine, lunch and dinner.
Refshalevej 141A, 1432 København K
1432 København K
Noma – It was to huge anticipation that Noma re-opened in an entirely new location earlier this year. With the re-opening, Rene Redzepi has changed the way they work with the seasons. They now divide the year into three seasons, during which the menu changes dramatically to match the type of ingredients that are at their peak at any given time of the year. To judge from the reviews, Noma has done what everyone thought impossible; they’ve outdone themselves, and they’ve come back even better than the last time around.
Refshalevej 96, 1432 København K
Tues-Sat 5PM – midnight
The Apartment – a liaison of 20th century furniture, contemporary art and design, showcased in the elegant setting of a beautifully restored 18th century apartment in Christianshavn, a charming district of the old Copenhagen.
Christiania – the famous Freetown of Copenhagen is a controversial area loved by many, but also a site of strong debate, especially because of the locals’ relaxed view on hash. It was founded in 1971 on an abandoned military base, and a lot of people built their homes themselves giving the area an extremely interesting architectural feel. And you will find a variety of eco-restaurants, workshops, galleries and music venues offering all sorts of cultural experiences.
The Freetown is located in Christianshavn.