9 of the Best Places to Brunch in Copenhagen
To brunch or not to brunch? When in the Danish capital, the answer is obvious. Anna Matheson tells us 9 of the best places to brunch in Copenhagen.
Copenhagen’s restaurant scene is exciting and varied, so start each morning as you mean to go on with a killer breakfast or brunch. Whether you fancy something modern or more traditionally Danish, there are plenty of brunch places to test out. Here’s Anna Matheson’s round up of the best nine brunch spots in Copenhagen to get you started.
MAD & KAFFE
- Address: Sønder Blvd. 68, 1720 København V, Denmark
- Opening hours: Mon to Sun 08.30–20.00
- Prices: Brunch from 75KK
One of the most popular spots for brunch in Copenhagen, this Vesterbro café, located on the corner of Sønder Blvd, fills up quickly every morning, so arrive early to avoid long queues that wrap around the building after 10 a.m. Mad & Kaffe is a relaxed spot; you’ll sip your coffee and fresh juice on a mishmash of different tables adorned with flickering candles. You choose each element of brunch yourself and there are three, five or seven piece menus available. From out of this world chorizo, simple scrambled eggs with salmon to Croque monsieur and sweet treats like cinnamon buns, there’s a wide range of tasty treats to start your day with.
Check out Mad & Kaffe’s official website.
- Address: Vendersgade 16, 1363 København K, Denmark
- Opening hours: Mon to Thurs 10.00–00.00 / Fri to Sat 10.00–02.00 / Sun 10.00–23.00
- Prices: Brunch plates from 65KK
The Kalaset chefs’ motto is to prepare food the way their grandmothers taught them and that means everything is fresh, homemade and packed with flavour. You’ll find Kalaset in Copenhagen’s Nørrebro district, where freshly brewed coffee and specialty pancakes are served to a crowd mixed with locals and globetrotters in a vintage inspired setting. Choose from one of the six brunch plates and you’ll find everything from your brunch regulars like scrambled eggs and sausages, to brie, hummus and even Moroccan lentil-ratatouille falafel which tastes as good as it sounds.
Check out Kalaset’s official website.
- Address: Værnedamsvej 5, 1819 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
- Opening hours: Mon to Fri 07.00–00.00 / Sat 09.00–00.00 / Sun 09.00–16.00
- Prices: Brunch plates from 135KK
Nestled on Værnedamsvej, one of the best streets to head to in Copenhagen if you’re into great food thanks to its mixture of cafes, bakeries and speciality shops, Granola is a top choice for a brunch stop. Choose between their big breakfast plate, which encompasses the tastiest eggs, ham and cheeses along with their namesake granola and fruit, or go for something a little more sugar filled with the sweet breakfast plate, packed with pancakes, pastries and fruit. All served with a coffee or juice of your choice, with fresh Bloody Marys on offer if you want to go that extra mile.
Check out Granola’s official website.
BANG & JENSEN
- Address: Istedgade 130, 1650 København V, Denmark
- Opening hours: Mon to Fri 07.00–02.00 / Sat 10.00–02.00 / Sun 10.00–00.00
- Prices: Brunch from 90KK
For a super cheap breakfast choice during the week, check out Bang & Jensen’s 90K brunch menu. Complete with full coffee refills, you’ll fill out your personalised brunch card and hand it over to the waitress; choose from soft boiled eggs, croissants, muesli and toasted sandwiches. Plus, a breakfast buffet is on offer between 8–10.30 a.m. The café, with its mismatched chairs, quirky decor and sunny outside seating area, is located in Vestebro and ridiculously popular with locals.
Check out Bang & Jensen’s official website.
- Address: Jægersborggade 50, 2200 København N, Denmark
- Opening hours: Mon to Fri 07.30–21.00 / Sat to Sun 09.30–21.00
- Prices: Porridge from 45KK
If you’re after something a little more simple for breakfast, try one of the four Grød restaurants and shops scattered across the city for their hearty sweet and savoury porridges. Head to Jægersborggade, in the heart of Nørrebro, to test out the café’s original venue. As well as being relatively cheap, each bowl of grainy goodness will fill you up for hours. Try the acai-chia porridge or oat porridge topped with apple-vanilla compote for a comforting way to start the day.
Check out Grød’s official website.
MØLLER KAFFE & KØKKEN
- Address: Nørrebrogade 160, 2200 København N, Denmark
- Opening hours: Mon to Sun 09.00–16.00
- Prices: Brunch items from 22KK, Juice 36KK
For a traditional Danish brunch, head on over to Møller Kaffe & Køkken on Nørrebrogade. The café’s extensive menu includes all the key elements of a flavorsome breakfast; pick from scrambled eggs with homemade ketchup, sourdoughs, bacon, sausage, pastrami and a variety of cheeses and vegetables. With a relaxed atmosphere, fresh juices and a menu that’s served all day, you can quite literally have breakfast for lunch and dinner too.
Check out Møller Kaffe & Køkken’s official website.
- Address: Skyttegade 5, 2200 København N, Denmark
- Opening hours: Mon 8.00–16.00 / Tues 8.00–22.30 / Wed 8.00–22:30 / Thurs 8.00–00.00 / Fri 8.00–2.00 / Sat 10.00–2.00 / Sun 10.00–22.30
- Prices: Brunch around 150KK
This buffet style breakfast in Nørrebro is budget friendly without skipping out on the choice or quality of dishes on offer. A large vintage table sits in the middle of this quaint café filled with Danish open-faced sandwiches, pastries and cheeses, whilst hot plates are served from the kitchen, so you can still indulge in your morning eggs and pancakes should you desire. In the evening, Sidecar is turned into an Asian eatery with food from Japanese street food vendors Maobao, but it’s really the morning fare that you’d be silly to miss.
Check out Sidecar’s official Facebook page.
NEXT DOOR CAFÉ
- Address: Larsbjørnsstræde 23, 1453 København K, Denmark
- Opening hours: Mon to Fri 07.00–18.00 / Sat to Sun 09.00–18.00
- Prices: Pancakes from 50KK
This 300-year-old basement café offers a cosy brunch spot that’s steeped in history in the city centre. Located on Larsbjørnsstræde, Next Door Café is housed in the free-spirited Latin-quarter of the city and it’s got a chilled out atmosphere to match. As well as freshly brewed tea, coffee and a selection of homemade cakes, there’s an American style breakfast complete with blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs and bacon. It’s a chilled out place to start the day before heading to the central sites.
Check out Next Door Café’s official website.
- Address: Elmegade 15, 2200 København N, Denmark
- Opening hours: Mon to Wed 8.00–23.00 / Thurs & Fri 8.00–00.00 / Sat 9.00–00.00 / Sun 9.00–23.00 /
- Prices: Brunch from 139KK
Hipster favourite Laundromat opened its doors in Nørrebro back in 2004 with the premise of locals being able to do their washing while grabbing something to eat. The idea has since exploded and two more of the retro style cafes have opened across the city. At the weekend, it’s a great place to chow down on a “dirty brunch” plate piled high with sausages, bacon and eggs, or if you’re feeling a little more healthy, the “clean brunch” plate offers all of the flavour with less of the guilt; hummus, potatoes and salad make up this delicious meal. Plus, there’s an option for kids too.
Check out Laundromat Café’s official website.
Originally published at www.travioor.com.