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 Nordhavn.
Restaurant Silo – As far as the eye can see. That’s the view you get from the top of The Silo in Copenhagen’s northern harbour area, where Restaurant Silo is located on the 17th floor. The building itself is a pretty impressive piece of architecture that also houses some of the capital’s most exclusive apartments. The beautiful view of the city and harbour isn’t reserved for the residents though: Restaurant Silo lets everyone enjoy the picturesque backdrop with their dinner thanks to its grandiose, panoramic windows. You might even be able to spot your hotel from up there.
Helsinkigade 29, 17th floor, 2150 Nordhavn.
Sushi Anaba – Sushi Anaba is a traditional Japanese Edomae sushi restaurant in Copenhagen. They serve traditional Japanese sushi with focus on scandinavian seafood, Japanese rice and wasabi.
Sandkaj 39, 2150 Nordhavn
Kini Kini – A green and lush jungle meets Nordhavn’s hard cement with bamboo and specially imported burnt stone from Morocco; the décor is an ode both to tropical Bali and to the silos of Nordhavn.
Göteborg Plads 9, 2150 Nordhavn
Andersen & Maillard and Original Coffee – Two cosy coffee places that are both a relaxing hub in the centre which proclaims calmness, contemplation and conversation. Two places in Nordhavn for those who want to enjoy their coffee while sending and reading mails, for those who want to chat and laugh in good company, and for those who simply need a little breather before venturing back out into the streets.
Andersen & Maillard: Göteborg Pl. 19, 2150 Nordhavn
Original Coffee: Göteborg Pl. 6, 2150 Nordhavn
The Audo – The Audo is a new hybrid space in Copenhagen facilitating and celebrating human interaction and connection, as well as artistic expression. As a hotel residence, restaurant, café, concept store, material library, creative work and event space, The Audo unites design, work-life, hospitality and community in one.
Århusgade 130, 2150 Nordhavn
Harbour Pool – Sandkaj Havnebad is an official bathing zone in the new Nordhavn district, where the promenade, cafes and bathers create a beautiful beach atmosphere. Sandkaj bathing zone is open year-round and forms part of the promenade of the new district, the Aarhus Street Quarter in Nordhavn. In the summer it is a favorite place to soak up the sun and swim in the harbor.
Konditaget Lüders – The Lüders roof is a 2,400 m2 public space with facilities for training, living and playing. The facilities are located on the roof of the Lüders P-house on Helsinkigade in the Aarhus street quarter at a height of 24 meters. There is public access to Konditaget from 7am – 10pm.
København K (City Center)
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.
Gothersgade 52, 1123 København K
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
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
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
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
Dea Kudibal – The brand Dea Kudibal was founded in 2003 with a collection of exclusive scarves and shawls made from vintage fabrics. Spring 2008 saw the launch of the first Dea Kudibal clothing line with feminine prints, playful colors and flattering silhouettes as the brands DNA.
– www.deakudibal.com I Phone: (+45) 89870476
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
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
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
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
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.
Amagertorv 6, 1160 København K
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
Tableau – a 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
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
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
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
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
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
Mikkeller Baghaven – Mikkeller 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.
Refshalevej 169B, 1432 København K
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
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.
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
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
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.
Jægersborggade 40, 2200 København N
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
Acne Archive – This 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
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.
Blågårdsgade 14, 2200 København N
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
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
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
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.
Tivoli – The enchanting garden and 175-year-old amusement park located in central Copenhagen offers rides, games, musicals, ballet and major concerts.
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.