You can’t say Denmark without saying bread and pastries. While Copenhagen has an old school bakery on almost every street corner, fancy, high-end bakeries by world-renowned chefs have popped up around the city in recent years. When in Copenhagen, visiting one of these for bread, pastries and coffee is a must.
Here are four ultimate bakeries and coffee spots you must try in Copenhagen
Hart Bageri – a baker from the second-best restaurant in the world
Gammel Kongevej 109
Originally from San Francisco, Richard Hart moved to Copenhagen to bake for Noma, the second-best restaurant in the world. Baking for Noma is a mark of quality and seal of approval – the moment Hart opened Hart Bageri, people went bonkers, willing to stand in long lines to get a bite of the baked goods at Hart Bageri. Grab a coffee with beans from Prolog and choose one out of five types of loaves of bread and pastries at Hart.
Juno the bakery – Swedish style bakery
With a similar story as Hart, Juno the Bakery is opened by another Noma-alum, who’s originally from Sweden. That characteristic is what made Juno the bakery unique and crazy popular. People will stand in long lines to try the Swedish style cardamom knots which are an absolute pastry dream. Juno also serves delicious sourdough buns with cheese.
Around the corner, the owner has opened another cafe, At the Counter, which has more seating space as well as a more elaborate menu – a perfect brunch and breakfast spot that also serves delicious coffee.
Mirabelle – by one of the world’s best chefs
Some say that Mirabelle was the first mover bakery that fueled the trend of the hip, artisanal bakeries in Copenhagen. Mirabelle is owned by the world-renowned chef Christian Puglisi who’s also the master chef behind Bæst that serves some of the best pizza in Copenhagen as well as Relæ, a restaurant that can be found on the list of the world’s best restaurants.
At Mirabelle, you can pop in for a quick coffee and croissant ordered through the ‘to go’-window. Or you can sit down and enjoy a plate of delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch.
Lille Bakery – Hipster heaven in Refshaleøen
In a funky, hipster area of Copenhagen that’s currently seeing a lot of development, Lille Bakery opened up almost two years ago in a large industrial space. The artisanal bakery and cafe are opened by a team of three chefs that met each other while working for Noma’s younger sister, Restaurant 108.
Lille Bakery has a small menu that includes their take on a donut, a Berliner, bread, breakfast places and the lunch of the day. Everything tastes like a bite of heaven. Lille Bakery likes it simple, so there is no espresso machine. The coffee served is strong, black filter coffee.
Visiting these bakeries in Copenhagen might result in an intake of a few extra calories from the delicious pastries and pieces of bread. But we promise you it’s totally worth it!
About the author:
Born and bred in Copenhagen, Caroline Sølver is the expert when it comes to everything Copenhagen, from the hippest spots to get your coffee fix, the nicest views, and the hidden gems. Caroline runs her own personal lifestyle blog Silver Stories and a podcast Silver Talks in which she shares her life, living between Copenhagen and NYC, where she runs a cafe with her partner and is currently working on two more guidebooks for NYC and Copenhagen. Follow along for her best tips to Copenhagen.