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The Best Cafés and Bakeries in Copenhagen

Discover Copenhagen's best places for Smørrebrød, Danish pastries and more.

Updated on Dec 02, 2023 | World of Mouth team

Known for its hygge culture and culinary innovation, Copenhagen is home to not only great fine dining, but also plenty of cozy spots offering traditional Danish pastries and great coffee. In this guide, we explore the best cafés and bakeries in Copenhagen, and highlight the spots that you shouldn't miss on your next trip there. From the phenomenal cardamom buns at Juno the bakery to the sourdough bread at Lille Bakery, each spot on this list offers a unique taste of Denmark. As always, all picks in this article are based on recommendations from World of Mouth experts such as Katrine Klinken and Peter Atzen. So whether you're a local in search of the a great cup of morning coffee or a visitor eager to try traditional Danish delights, keep reading and find Copenhagen's best cafés and bakeries.

Juno the bakery

Århusgade 48

Århusgade 48, 2100 København, Denmark

Juno The Bakery is famous for its moist, super fragrant, and crispy cardamom buns, often considered the best in Copenhagen. The bakery also offers other delightful pastries such as the popular strawberry brioche and freshly baked cinnamon buns, which sell out quickly due to high demand. Be aware that the bakery tends to be busy, especially on weekends, so visiting during the week or opting for takeaway might be a good idea.

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Juno the bakery

Juno the bakery

Århusgade 48

Århusgade 48, 2100 København, Denmark

Hart Bageri

Gl. Kongevej 109

Gl. Kongevej 109, 1850 Frederiksberg C, Denmark

Hart Bageri is a well-known bakery that serves exceptional sourdough bread and delicious pastries. Hart Bageri has grown in popularity due to its commitment to traditional baking processes and use of organic, locally sourced ingredients. They offer sourdough bread, croissants, pastries, and a variety of tasty treats.

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Always a line, but worth the wait. I have my favorites, but make a point of trying something new. Cardamom rolls are fantastic! The friendly vibe adds to the experience.

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Hart Bageri

Hart Bageri

Gl. Kongevej 109

Gl. Kongevej 109, 1850 Frederiksberg C, Denmark

Ali Bakery

Heimdalsgade 39

Heimdalsgade 39, Nørrebrogade 211, 2200 København, Denmark

Ali Bakery, a family-owned bakery and restaurant, has been delighting customers with its oriental dishes since 1994. The establishment is known for its breakfast feasts that include breads, dips, omelets, pickles, and fresh-baked thin pizzas with zaatar. Committed to sustainability in the food industry, Ali Bakery is a bustling spot where sharing food with family and friends is a common sight.

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Favorite place for breakfast in Copenhagen! It’s an all out feast, so the more the merrier. Breads, dips, omelet, pickles and fresh baked thin pizzas with zaatar.

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Ali Bakery

Ali Bakery

Heimdalsgade 39

Heimdalsgade 39, Nørrebrogade 211, 2200 København, Denmark

Lille Bakery

Refshalevej 213A

Refshalevej 213A, 1432 København, Denmark

Lille Bakery is a neighborhood spot known for its exceptional sourdough bread, crafted using Danish Organic Flour from local farmers. The bakery transforms into a cozy bistro on Friday and Saturday nights, adding a unique twist to its regular operations. Visitors particularly enjoy their sausage rolls and freshly brewed chai tea, making it an ideal place to sit back and watch the world go by.

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Great and busy bakery and cafe in hipster Refshaleøen

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Lille Bakery

Lille Bakery

Refshalevej 213A

Refshalevej 213A, 1432 København, Denmark

Seks

Krystalgade 6

Krystalgade 6, 1172 København, Denmark

Seks is a warm, colorful café-restaurant in Copenhagen, run by a Polish couple who draw culinary inspiration from their global travels. Open during the day, it serves all-day breakfast and lunch, offering a 100% organic, vegetarian menu, with vegan and gluten-free options. With a cozy interior that feels somewhere between Japan and Copenhagen, Seks is known for its delicious food, tasty drinks, and friendly service.

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Delicious food inspired by food from all around the world with warm service.Beautiful place, lovely food and tasty drinks. One of my favorites to step in for breakfast, lunch or just a quick cup of coffee.

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Seks

Seks

Krystalgade 6

Krystalgade 6, 1172 København, Denmark

Mirabelle

Denmark

Denmark, Guldbergsgade 29, 2200 København, Denmark

Mirabelle is a Sicilian inspired eatery by chef Christian F Puglisi, offering all-day dining that includes a breakfast-brunch. The menu is diverse, featuring everything from scrambled eggs with nduja butter and Sicilian brioche with pistachio custard for breakfast, to crudo of monkfish, braised rabbit with olives, and spaghetti with anchovies for lunch and dinner. Notably, Mirabelle continues to serve its renowned sourdough bread, which is also available for takeout in limited quantities.

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Sicilian flavours and great bread by Christian Puglisi. All day dining, including a nice breakfast-brunch.Mirabelle Spiseria is the renewed Sicilian inspired all day eatery in Nørrebro by chef Christian Puglisi, next door to his other restaurant, Bæst. The legendary bakery and eatery has now been turned into a proper Sicilian osteria with a focus on pasta and Sicilian flavours inspired by Puglisi’s Sicilian heritage. I had the breakfast, which already gives some nice flavours of the new setup, with scrambled eggs with nduja butter, kale with olive oil and Sicilian brioche with pistachio custard. The breakfast can be turned into lunch by adding a beef tartar with ground dried tomato capuliato, capers and oregano. The lunch and dinner menu features dishes from crudo of monkfish to braised rabbit with olives and spaghetti with anchovies, and, of course almond granita. For those who are missing the sourdough bread from Mirabelle Bakery: it’s still served with the food and can be bought in limited amounts for takeout.

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Mirabelle

Mirabelle

Denmark

Denmark, Guldbergsgade 29, 2200 København, Denmark

Apotek 57

Fredericiagade 57

Fredericiagade 57, 1310 København, Denmark

Apotek 57 is an eatery nestled within the stylish Frama Studio, offering a menu that changes with the seasons for breakfast and lunch. The restaurant is known for its classic Copenhagen set, creamy porridge, and signature breakfast dishes like savory waffles, along with house-made sweet pastries. Sharing space with the Frama design showroom, Apotek 57 provides an appealing visual experience, allowing guests to appreciate cool design pieces while enjoying their meal.

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A place to satisfy your palate and eyes.Beautiful breakfast / light lunch spot in Copenhagen center. Choose from a classic Copenhagen set (home baked sourdough buns with whipped butter and cheese), perfectly creamy porridge or signature breakfast dishes such as savoury waffle with egg salad or with whipped mascarpone, elderflower and rhubarb jam. Not to be missed are baked on the premises “croissants” - sweet pastries of perfectly layered pastry filled with lemon curd and dipped in poppy seed or with miso caramel and sesame seeds. As a bonus comes the beautiful interior as Apotek shares space with the showroom of one of the coolest Cph design brands - Frama (shopping for some ceramics might be a good cherry on top of your breakfast).

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Apotek 57

Apotek 57

Fredericiagade 57

Fredericiagade 57, 1310 København, Denmark

Collective Bakery

Nørrebrogade 176

Nørrebrogade 176, 2200 København, Denmark

Collective Bakery is known for its delectable pastries, gourmet coffee, and ice cream. Their espresso soft serve is a must-try during summer, while their coffee and pastries are popular all year round. The bakery is also credited for introducing the light roast style coffee to its locale, a style that has since gained widespread popularity.

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Delicious pastries, coffee and icecreamThere are many reasons to stop by either one of Coffee Collectives' many cafes or their bakery. In the summertime, their espresso softserve is a must and all year round so are their coffee and pastries. Everyone in Copenhagen owes them a big thanks as they were the ones that introduced good coffee to the city with the light roast style that has since become the city’s style almost everywhere.

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Collective Bakery

Collective Bakery

Nørrebrogade 176

Nørrebrogade 176, 2200 København, Denmark

H.U.G Bageri

Øster Farimagsgade 20

Øster Farimagsgade 20, 2100 København, Denmark

H.U.G Bageri is a bakery that specializes in 100% gluten-free and organic products. They offer a variety of vegan pastries and gluten-free bread, including popular items such as cinnamon rolls. The bakery prides itself on creating a gluten-free universe, transforming traditional bakery classics into gluten-free and vegan options, and providing inspiration for a gluten-free lifestyle.

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My favorite gluten free bread and vegan pastries.H.U.G Bageri is my favorite non-gluten bakery. They have great gluten free bread and very good vegan pastries, including classics like cinnamon rolls.

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H.U.G Bageri

H.U.G Bageri

Øster Farimagsgade 20

Øster Farimagsgade 20, 2100 København, Denmark

KAYs

Kay Fiskers Pl. 22

Kay Fiskers Pl. 22, 2300 København, Denmark

KAYs is a unique eatery that defies traditional categorization, offering a constantly changing menu filled with exciting flavors. Nestled within a grocery store, this humble establishment is known for its weekend tasting menu that changes completely each week. The food at KAYs is praised for its balance of technique and flavor, with each dish designed to highlight the ingredients in the best possible way.

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Surprisingly deliciousHidden in a grocery store the humble restaurant delivers extremely impressive flavors. Every weekend there is a tasting menu and surprise surprise it also changes every week. Not just a little bit but completely and so does the theme. The food is all about the flavor but with just the right balance of technique to highlight the ingredients in the best possible way.

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KAYs

KAYs

Kay Fiskers Pl. 22

Kay Fiskers Pl. 22, 2300 København, Denmark

Maison d'Angleterre

Østergade 2

Østergade 2, 1100 København, Denmark

"Maison d'Angleterre" is a luxury bakery and patisserie in Copenhagen that serves a selection of seasonal pastries comparable to those found in Michelin-starred restaurants. The bakery offers a space to enjoy their creations on-site, or you can choose to take them home. With its concept derived from the desire to bring gastronomic cuisine to the streets, "Maison d'Angleterre" offers a variety of delicacies from the Michelin-starred kitchens of Marchal, including freshly brewed coffee, warm house-made croissants, and beautifully designed cakes.

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Luxury bakery and patisserie.Maison is definitely not your average bakery. That's because it is not. They serve 2-3 different seasonal pastries, that I would be happy to get at any Michelin star restaurant. The best comparison would be Cedric Grolet in Paris. There is a bit of space to enjoy the wonderful creations at the counter, perhaps together with a glass of champagne. Otherwise, bring it home with you and enjoy.

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Maison d'Angleterre

Maison d'Angleterre

Østergade 2

Østergade 2, 1100 København, Denmark

Tilda og Karl, Café og Spisested

Stefansgade 47

Stefansgade 47, 2200 København N, Denmark

Tilda og Karl, Café og Spisested is a family-friendly restaurant known for its homemade, organic meals, and natural wine. The eatery is run by Lisa and Francesco, a Swiss/Sicilian couple, who emphasize fresh, local ingredients in their dishes, including signature dishes like "rösti". The restaurant offers a calm atmosphere, with a corner for kids to play, making it a perfect spot for all generations to enjoy good food and drinks together.

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Real Food and Family Friendly EaterySome call this “a hidden place where neighbors come to hang out” in Nørrebro.All day and evening you can get good homemade, tasty food from very good local and mostly organic ingredients. This is a cozy, familyowned eatery run by Lisa and Francesco who are Swiss/Sicilian. A place to bring together all generations around the table. In the morning it is a café with good coffee and croissants. At lunch nice dishes and always the signature dish “rösti” and in the evening a lovely seasonal bistro menu with smaller and bigger servings, menus and food for omnivores and vegetarians. The homemade filled pasta like pasta rosette are so nice, good focaccia, natural wine, fresh fish and in winther time cheese fondue on Sundays – yummi with good potatoes on the side.The relaxed place is homey. There is a corner for kids to play, and in the other part of the eatery you can sit calm and enjoy your drinks and food. You can even have homemade baby food all day.

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Tilda og Karl, Café og Spisested

Tilda og Karl, Café og Spisested

Stefansgade 47

Stefansgade 47, 2200 København N, Denmark

Packhouse

Overgaden Neden Vandet 19A

Overgaden Neden Vandet 19A, 1414 København, Denmark

Packhouse is a micro bakery and café situated in a historical packhouse by the canals in Christianshavn. They are known for their daily house-made bread, pastries, and cakes, all of which are crafted with organic, stone ground, Danish flour from Kornby Mølle. With a range of whole and ancient grains used in their sourdough bread and buns, Packhouse also offers gluten-free bread on pre-order for takeaway.

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Good micro bakery in a beautiful locationPackhouse is a micro bakery and café located in an old packhouse by the canals in Christianshavn. The bread, pastries, and cakes are house made every day here at the café and is baked with organic, stone ground, Danish flour from Kornby Mølle. Everything is handmade and bread and buns are made with sourdough and a variety of whole and ancient grains.You can enjoy bread, pastries and cakes in the café inside or outside, or take away.Gluten-free bread is only available to take away when ordered in advance.

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Packhouse

Packhouse

Overgaden Neden Vandet 19A

Overgaden Neden Vandet 19A, 1414 København, Denmark

Alice Ice Cream & Coffee

Markmandsgade 1

Markmandsgade 1, 2300 København, Denmark

Alice Ice Cream & Coffee is a popular bakery and ice cream parlor, known for its delicious cardamom buns, jambon beurres, and croissants. The place is often bustling with people, especially on weekends, and their warm pastries are worth the wait. In addition to their baked goods, their original small-batch ice cream, available in a variety of flavors like pistachio, sea buckthorn, and citrus-buttermilk, is a big draw during the summer months.

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Alice’s warm pastries are worth the 15 minute plus queues snaking out the door on the weekend — that satisfying, audible crunch of almond croissants, pain aux chocolat and tebirkes cracking between fingers. Buttery, toasty glory.

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Alice Ice Cream & Coffee

Alice Ice Cream & Coffee

Markmandsgade 1

Markmandsgade 1, 2300 København, Denmark

Gaarden & Gaden

Nørrebrogade 88

Nørrebrogade 88, 2200 København, Denmark

Gaarden & Gaden is a versatile eatery, wine bar, and café, offering a range of natural wines, draft beers, cocktails, and coffee. It serves honest, freshly prepared food all day, with a focus on organic, in-season ingredients from local suppliers. The menu includes brunch on weekends, lunch, dinner, oysters, snacks, shared dishes, and a daily special, all served in a lively, informal setting with music.

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Lively place with real food and natural wines“Gaarden & Gaden” in Danish means “The Farm and the Street”. It’s an eatery, a winebar and a café with great naturel wines, draft beers, cocktails and coffee. The place is open from morning to late evening.The food is honest, tasty and freshly prepared. Thomas Spelling owns and operates this place and the close by bakery RONDO. The nice sourdough bread and pastry from RONDO is served here all day.The use of local suppliers of good raw materials, especially organic and in season makes the food extra good.You can have oysters and snacks, dishes to share or the menu of the day for a very reasonable price. Brunch at the weekend, lunch and dinner. Flexible place informal with music and a lively vibe.In season you can have drinks and food outside in the evening sun in Nørrebrogade with lots of bikes and Copenhagen atmosphere.

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Gaarden & Gaden

Gaarden & Gaden

Nørrebrogade 88

Nørrebrogade 88, 2200 København, Denmark

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