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Copenhagen: our 10 favourites

Now that we are putting the finishing touches in our next trip, here you have the last post about our recent stay in Copenhagen. These are the 10 things that we recommend every time someone asks about tips on this gorgeous city. Our musts. Our favourites.

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1. Tea and/or coffee at Cafe Norden. We’ve mentioned this gorgeous café several times and that’s because it’s cosy, cosmopolitan and has a gorgeous understated fashionable clientele that makes it perfect to people watch. Besides, their coffee, ginger and lemon tea and chai latte are delicious. And their cinnamon buns won our personal “best cinnamon bun in CPH” contest. The location is perfect, central and just in front of the luxurious department store Illum.

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2. Walk by the water: whether the weather is sunny and bright or grey and foggy, a walk along the water is mandatory. There’s nothing as relaxing as a slow walk along the canals and the inner bay. We’ve been going to CPH frequently for the past 5 years and this area has improved a lot, offering lots of leisure, gastronomic and cultural possibilities.

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3. Breakfast at Atelier September: there’s simply no best place in town for a quiet, slow-paced breakfast. It’s been our favourite since 2015, you can read our review here. The atmosphere is fantastic. It has the coolest clientele but you will always feel welcome and comfortable. It’s simply a happy place.

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4. Bakery hopping: if you follow us on Instagram, you’d follow along our very “best cinnamon bun in CPH” contest, which winner we’ve mentioned at the top of this post. If you visit CPH you have to forget about all those carbs nonsenses and try every pastry that comes along.

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5. Chase façades: most of Copenhagen façades are colourful in a subtle and adorable way. If you love photography chances are that you can’t put your camera away. But if you just appreciate beauty you won’t be able to look down. Get lost in all the alleys because you will find the most beautiful urban landscapes. Beware of the bikes, though!

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6. Geist: our favourite restaurant in the world. It’s always surprising, delicious and as soon as we cross its door it puts us in a good mood. Their work with vegetables is outstanding and they serve our favourite dessert,which mixes wasabi with toffee and it’s the most delicious dessert we’ve ever eaten. Read our review here.

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7. Parks and gardens: our two favourite parks in the city to take a deep breath and forget stress and problems are the Rosenborg castle gardens and the Library gardens. The first one is big and open and full of families and children and people running but still it’s calm and feels like a fairy tale. The second one is secluded and hidden in the heart of the city and maybe you come across the Royal family while enjoying this little gem of garden. Yes, that happened to us!

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8. Get inspired by the beautiful, Nordic interiors: everywhere you go, shops, restaurants, markets not to mention museums and cultural centres, you will be overwhelmed by the gorgeous interiors and minimalistic yet special decor. Everything looks picture perfect, cosy and inviting. It’s impossible not to get inspired to play with decor when you go back home.

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9. Christianhavn: this area full of small islands and charming canals has plenty of life but it also feels quiet at the same time. Home to the Copenhagen Street Food Market and the Copenhagen Opera House, Christianhavn hosts one of our favourite shops in CPH: the Ganni outlet!!! ;)

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10. Coffee: Copenhagen is the city where we enjoy the best coffee. Our favourite place has to be Kent Kaffe Laboratorium, but the coffee culture is so important and well established here that you can find a pretty nice cup of jo everywhere you go. Just grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the moment.

Copenhagen is a city that needs to be savoured in small, lazy sips!

6 Comments

  1. Copenhagen is a city I’d love to see during the Winter months: I know it must be terribly cold, but I guess that these beautiful places are even more charming under the snow, and with Christmas lights everywhere.
    Looks like there’ll soon be a direct flight from Turin, so I’ll save your article ❤️

    • Copenhagen is wonderful every season! But in Winter is cosier and more magical than ever! Do add CPH to the top of your bucket list, it’s an amazing city. And if you need further information or tips, please send us an Email!

  2. Julia G says

    Hi there,that’s a fine
    list of favourites,thank you!!with no tinto at all so far I can more easily add my two cents: I am also a huge Copenhagen Fan since ages. I could write pages and pages, but let me just pick two wonderful places (beyond wonderful) that are not overcrowd (you might know them already)

    The Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket Café is a gem and a chic Oasis in the Center.

    Orestad is a true Mecca for architecture fans:don’t miss the house “8” (has the form of an 8/ a loop” of BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) and the neighbourhood, so cool! You should go for a longer pitstop to the Café 8 tallet, great design and delicious coffee and food.
    If have loads of more favourites, let me know if you are interested in it.
    Buenas!🤗Julia

    • Thanks for your tips!! Do let us know any other recommendations because we go frequently and we love discovering new places. Y si quieres comentar en español, hablamos en español! ;)

  3. That place looks magical! I’ve always wanted to visit it but I’m not sure if it’s better in winter then it’s cold but cozy, or summer, when the weather is better but it’s not like.. chrismas :D if you know what I mean.. which one would you recommend?

    • Copenhagen is fantastic every time of the year. In Summer it turns lively and fun with all the activities around the water and the days are extra long, but in Winter it’s super cosy and magical. Obviously, if you want to get the better of your visit, Summer is better because the weather is nicer and you’ll be able to walk and ride and discover more. But if you want to enjoy Hygge to the max, go for Winter!

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