Liv and I headed to Copenhagen for a long weekend and absolutely loved it. A great city centre, amazing culinary scene and awesome shopping, museums and historical buildings. We arrived Friday late morning to glorious sunshine, spent the day eating and shopping our way around the city before taking the train across the bridge to Malmo, Sweden in the evening for Bon Iver – so so great! Saturday was a bit drizzly and we headed to Nyhavn and some galleries for a bit of culture.
Accomodation + Transport
We stayed in Nørrebro at an AirBnB. It was really easy to get to from the Airport, and Copenhagen is a very walkable city so we found it very easy to get around. We mostly walked or used public transport, but there were also bikes or lime scooters for hire. No Uber or Mytaxi.
- Andersen & Malliard – awesome coffee and pastries, right next to our accommodation.
- Hallernes Smørrebrød (in the Torvehallerne food market) – delicious open sandwiches. I had salmon with fennel and pomegranate on dark rye, eaten outside in the sun with a local beer!
- Atelier September – brunch spot with yummy food and coffee. Had the avo on rye with soft boiled egg and compte cheese on rye with egg. V good.
- Høst – offshoot from the creators of Noma (which has been dubbed one of the best restaurants in the world, and can cost up to £1000 for a two person meal (!!)). We had the 5 course tasting menu which came with ‘surprise’ extra courses (so about 9 all up) and opted for the wine pairing too. Every single dish was delicious and memorable – one of the best dining experiences I’ve had. Both food and wine were amazing. £120 pp. Must book in advance.
- Grød – we didn’t actually make it here, but heard it’s a good spot for breakfast!
- The Coffee Collective , also in the Torvehallerne food market
- Reffen outdoor food court in the Refshaleøen area
- Lille Bakery – also in Refshaleøen, freshly baked goodness
- Kafferiet – coffee shop right on the edge of King’s Garden
- Kayak Bar – standard spot located on the canal near Christianshavn but great if it’s sunny. Can park up on the dock.
- Manon Les Suites – trendy hostel with cool indoor pool and rooftop. Stopped by for a drink to escape the rain.
- Pompette – really cool wine bar specialising in organic wines. Choose from a white, rose, orange or red. Very cool vibes and can sit outside.
- Bar Piccolo – didn’t manage to get here but have heard it’s good
Things to do:
- SMK, the National Gallery of Denmark, is a spacious gallery with a diverse mix of art that dates back to the 14th century
- Danish design museum
- Glyptoteket – art and sculpture gallery
- Nyhavn area – cute area for a drink along the canal
- Tivoli Gardens – amusement park in the gardens with lots of food and drink options, best to go at night. We didn’t make it inside but it’s on the list for next time!
- Norse Projects
- Ganni (+ outlet store over in Christianshavn)
- Stine Goya
- Samsoe & Samsoe – the one on Købmagergade St has other beautiful brands in the store too
- Mads Nørgaard
- Stilleben (dreamy homewares)
- Wood Wood
- Cinnober bookshop
- Time’s Up Vintage
- Adelie Boutique
- Mr Larkin
- Native North