PARTERRE CHRISTIANSHAVN best for breakfast
The charming interior of Parterre exudes the cool of Scandinavian style yet retains the friendliness of Danish charm. The two combine perfectly to create the most perfect of spaces, both minimalist yet cozy at the same time. The breakfast menu offers traditional Danish fare executed to perfection such as smorgasbord with sliced avocado and a generous sprinkling of rock salt as I learned the Danes seem to love. Expect to arrive to a warm welcome and leave with a satisfied tummy.
Address: Overgaden Oven Vandet 90 1415 // open Monday – Friday 7h – 18h, Saturday - Sunday 8h – 18h
GRUNDTVIGS KIRKE astounding church
Grundtvigs kirke resides at the top of a steep hill, the only incline me and my bike encountered in this flat city, which with this exception, proved to be an amateur cyclist’s dream. The architectural gem which awaits atop is worth the climb. Unpretentious in character, its the clean lines and astoundingly high ceiling which wow the unexpectant visitor. Light floods in from the tall windows creating a cavernous space where a sense of calm and serenity pervades your being.
Address: På Bjerget 14B, 2400 København NV // Open Monday-Saturday 9h - 16h, Sunday 12 – 13h
ORIGINAL COFFEE best for coffee
In the center of the shopping area lies the luxurious department store Illum; Copenhagen’s answer to le Bon Marché if you will; the white marble criss-cross staircase will have you momentarily confused as to whether you’re in Paris. Fear not for the host of trendy Scandinavian designers will confirm your actual location as well as rob you of your travel money! On the top floor you’ll find a specialty coffee shop where you can rest those tired, over-shopped feet with an impeccable brew. Even better there’s an outdoor snug complete with blankets and tree trunk tables making you think you’re in a roof-top wood cabin, if such a thing exists.
Address: Østergade 52, 1001 København K // Open Monday – Saturday 10h – 20h, Sunday 11h – 18h
MEYER’S BAKERY best cinnamon roll
A walk along Jægersborggade road is a must to take in the Copenhagen’s atmosphere with a plethora of hip shops and great eateries. Make sure not to miss Meyer’s bakery for the best cinnamon roll in town after all a trip to Copenhagen wouldn’t be complete without one of these treats.
Address: Jægersborggade 9, 2200 København // Open Monday – Friday 7h – 18h, Saturday – Sunday 7h – 16h
CENTRAL HOTEL & CAFE coziest cafe
Central Hotel & Cafe boasts to be the smallest hotel in the world with only one room. This alone makes me want to stay here, after all I’d imagine the service must be pristine. The cafe downstairs is one of the cutest little spots in the city with a sliding window for you to make your order outside if you so wish.
Address: Tullinsgade 1, 1618 København V // Open Monday – Friday 9h – 21h, Saturday 10 – 17h
SUMMERBIRD traditional sweets
Have you heard of a flødebolle? I certainly hadn’t before researching the best eats in Copenhagen. You know those chocolate coated marshmallows that you used to find at parties years ago, well essentially that’s what they are, except these are sinfully indulgent. The best ones come from the famed chocolatier Summerbird where they nestle two extravagant chocolate truffles inside the fluffy marshmallow. You’ll never look at a marshmallow tea cake the same again.
Address: Kronprinsensgade 11, 1114 København
I thought I’d thoroughly researched where to go in Copenhagen but as it turns out there are a few places which I’m bitterly regretting not going to. Isn’t travel regret simply the worst. Knowing that it is impossible to squeeze so much into a long weekend puts my mind at ease but there will always be that nagging thought taunting me with fitting more into each day. I didn’t want you to miss out on these gems therefore must insist you climb the Round Tower and pay the Botanical Gardens a visit. Please let me know if they are as beautiful as they look in my mind. The below photo was taken by the extremely talented Nana Hagel who also writes a beautiful blog full of ideas for Copenhagen.
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