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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 Refshaleoen, where you’ll find the new Noma.

Refshaleoen

Dining

La Banchina – La Banchina is a 16 seat restaurant and wine bar with an on-site sauna. Every day of the week they offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, focusing on vegetables and everything the sea can provide. At La Banchina everything is natural, organic, biodynamic and locally sourced. That means farm to table, no meat only fish and organic wine. Go to La Banchina for a laid back dinner with a beautiful view, a glass of wine and a dip in the ocean. 

Refshalevej 141A, 1432 København K

Mon-Sun 8AM – 11PM

 

BabyBaby Bar – This little pop-up bar is located a few meters from La Banchina. BabyBaby provides everything you need, from morning yoga sessions to late night drinks by the water. After yoga you can enjoy delicious breakfast bowls from Zabello’s Food, while you linger and enjoy the sun and view of Copenhagens habour. They serve unpretentious food, delicious wine and cocktails. The perfect sunday hangout spot. 

Tue – Sat 2PM – 11PM

Sunday 10.30AM – 11PM

Refshalevej 151, 1432 København K

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.

Refshalevej 153, 1432 København K

Wed-Sat 6PM – midnight

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

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

 

REFFEN – Good, sustainable, organic street food is gaining ground in Copenhagen. You can hang out with your friends or family, satisfy your taste buds and drink a glass of wine in the sun, while listening to live music. Reffen is a street food market that opened in Copenhagen in May 2018 and you’ll find more than 50 start-ups in the form of food stalls from all over, bars and creative workshops.

 

Refshalevej 167, 1432 København K

Mon – Sun 11AM – 11PM

 

Mikkeller BaghavenMikkeller is a Danish micro brewery that exports beers to 40 different countries and is internationally acclaimed as one of the most innovative and cutting edge brewers in the world. Mikkeller loves to explore the existing beer genres by using the best raw material available. 

Mon-Wed 3PM – 8PM

Fri-Sat 1PM – 10PM

Sunday 1PM-8PM 

Refshalevej 169B, 1432 København K

Shopping

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.

Overgaden neden Vandet 33, 1st floor, 1414 København K

Culture

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.

Nørrebro

Dining

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.

Everyday from 7AM-10PM

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

Everyday from 5PM – 10.30PM

Lunch, Thurs-Sun from Noon – 3pm

RelæChristian 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.

Jægersborggade 41, 2200 København N

Tues-Sat 5PM – midnight

 

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

ManfredsIn 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.

Jægersborggade 40, 2200 København N

Everyday Noon – 10PM

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

Shopping

Acne ArchiveThis is not only an outlet with items from previous seasons, you can also find collection samples and unique accessories from the hugely successful Scandinavian brand Acne Studios.

Elmegade 21, 2200 København N

Mon – Fri 11AM – 6.30PM

Sat 10AM – 5PM

Studio Travela 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.

Blågårdsgade 14, 2200 København N

Mon-Sat 11AM – 6PM

Vesterbro

Dining

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.

Flæsketorvet 100, 1171 København V

Sun-Thurs 5.30PM – midnight

Fri-Sat 5.30PM – 2AM

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.

Bagerstræde 9, 1617 København V

Tues-Sat from 5.45PM

 

Central Café (Also know as “The World’s Smallest Coffee Bar”)This tiny café is a neighborhood favorite. Here, the locals get their morning coffee to stay or to go and meet up with friends and neighbors. The place is cozy and lively at the same time. They also have a single-room hotel on top of the café making it probably the smallest hotel in the world.

Tullinsgade 1, 1610 København V

Mon-Fri 8AM – 5PM

Sat 10AM – 5PM

Sun 10AM – 4PM

Granola In the heart of Vesterbro, you find this great establishment. Step inside and be taken to a different world; with terrazzo floors, bottle green panels and old metal lamps, it is reminiscent a bygone time.

Mon-Wed 7.30AM – 11PM

Thurs-Fri 7.30AM – midnight

Sat 9AM – midnight

Sun 9AM – 5PM

Culture

Tivoli The enchanting garden and 175-year-old amusement park located in central Copenhagen offers rides, games, musicals, ballet and major concerts.

Sun-Thurs 11AM – 11PM

Fri-Sat 11AM – midnight

Nimb in 1909, in a Moorish-inspired palace in Tivoli, Nimb originally opened as a “Bazaar”. Today, you can enjoy a number of great eateries as well as the hotel’s newly opened rooftop.

København K (City Center)

Dining

PastisIn 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.

Gothersgade 52, 1123 København K

Mon-Thurs 11AM – midnight

Fri-Sat 11AM – 1AM

Sun 11AM – 11PM

Atelier SeptemberChef 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

Geist – a lively, fashionable restaurant with an open kitchen and a great vibe. Serving light and cleverly crafted dishes, it is a popular gastronomic experience. From head chef Bo Bech, the concept at Geist is based on guests combining their own experience by selecting and adding dishes throughout their meal.

Kongens Nytorv 8, 1050 København K

Everyday 5.30PM – 1AM

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.

Bredgade 45, 1260 København K

Mon-Fri 8.30AM – 5PM

Sat-Sun 10AM – 5PM

Balthazar – The first champagne bar in Copenhagen is first and foremost about champagne, but also unique signature cocktails. With beautiful décor and great DJs, it is a vibrant and international environment.

Ny Østergade 6, 1101 København K

Wed-Sat 4PM – 2AM

Lusso – nightclub in the center of Copenhagen with a decadent décor. The room is filled up with mirrors and the space is built for dancing (chairs and tables included). Should you get hungry, you can order from their extensive caviar menu.

Hovedvagtsgade 8, 1103 København K

Thurs-Sat

Shopping

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.

Gothersgade 29, 1123 København K

Mon-Thurs 11AM – 5.30PM

Fri 11AM – 6PM

Sat 10.30AM – 4PM

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.

Østergade 52, 1001 København K

Everyday 10AM – 8PM

Royal Copenhagen Flagship storeFor 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.

Amagertorv 6, 1160 København K

Mon-Fri 10AM – 7PM

Sat 10AM – 6PM

Sun 10AM – 5PM

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

Culture

Tableaua newly opened flower shop that showcases flora as art, the space was designed by the studio of architect David Thulstrup, who completely reinvented the flower-store concept.

St. Kongensgade 50, 1264 København K

Sanders – a home without a heart is just a house, but at Sanders the vision of the owner and passionate staff is a hotel that hums with understated luxury. Celebrated as one of the best hotels in the world, it is the perfect spot to enjoy their delicious breakfast, a pre-dinner drink at their cocktail bar TATA or cozy Sunday supper in the courtyard.

Tordenskjoldsgade 15, 1055 København K

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.

Kongens Nytorv 9, 1050 København K