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In Pursuit of Perfection: Copenhagen’s Best Kanelsnegle

Best Kanelsnegle in Copenhagen

How can something named after an slimy bug taste so good? The Danes have managed it with their famous kanelsnelge (cinnamon roll). Enjoy one for breakfast-dessert (that’s a thing! After you eat your eggs) or with your afternoon coffee.

A dough base rolled and twisted with cinnamon, sugar and plenty of butter is universal, while a topping of chocolate, sugar glaze (glasur) or powdered sugar is optional. Though you can get a kanelsnegle at almost any bakery or supermarket, the best ones can be found at a few choice locations around the city.

Here are our favorite kanelsnelge in Copenhagen:

Skt Peders Bageri

Copenhagen’s favorite bakery makes a mean version of the city’s favorite treat. The star of the show is their beloved Onsdag Snegle (Wednesday Snail), a larger roll that’s specially priced on Wednesdays only (15 DKK!). They’re fluffy, fresh-baked and packed with cinnamon.

1. Skt Peders Bageri Cinnamon Bun Kanelsnegle Copenhagen
 

Features

Crunchy sugar crystals on top, not too sweet, strong cinnamon flavor

Dough

Bread-like

 

→ Skt Peders Bageri

Sankt Peders Stræde 29
1453 København K
Opening Hours:
Mon- Fri 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun Closed

 
 
 

Det Rene Brød

An organic bakery that does not skimp on the taste (or the sugar), these flaky beauties are almost dripping with cinnamon-buttery goodness. Make note: this kanelsnegle disproved our theory that height is necessary for the best taste.

2. Det Rene Brød Cinnamon Bun Kanelsnegle Copenhagen
 

Features

Soft in the middle, crunchy on the outside, not too sweet, buttery flavor

Dough

Flaky

 

Det Rene Brød

Rosenvængets Alle 17
2100 København Ø
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat & Sun 6:00 am – 5:00 pm


Østerbrogade 103
2100 København Ø
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat & Sun 6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Godthåbsvej 45
2000 Frederiksberg
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat & Sun 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

Nørrebrogade 42
2200 København N
Opening Hours:
Mon – Thurs 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fri & Sat 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun 6:30 am – 6:00 pm

Nørrebrogade 176
2200 København N
Opening Hours:
Everyday 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

Kronprinsessegade 62
1306 København N
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat & Sun 6:00 am – 5:00 pm

 
 
 

Meyers Bageri

A gooey, chocolatey option that you won’t want to miss, the Meyers Bageri cinnamon snail is a slightly more dessert-like take on the classic. All the important parts – the light crunch of the buttery pastry, the cinnamon – are there too.

2. Meyers Bageri Cinnamon Bun Kanelsnegle Copenhagen
 

Features

Chocolate glaze on top, strong caramelized sugar and butter flavors

Dough

Flaky but sturdy

 

Meyers Bageri

Amagerbrogade 48
2300 København S
Opening Hours:
Everyday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm


Classensgade 33
2100 København Ø
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat & Sun 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Jægersborggade 9
2200 København N
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat & Sun 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Gl. Kongevej 103
1850 Frederiksberg
Opening Hours:
Everyday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

St. Kongensgade 46
1264 København K
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat & Sun 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Kgs. Nytorv 13
Basement at Magasin du Nord
1095 København K
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat & Sun 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

 
 
 

Andersen Bakery

A mainstay on the Danish pastry world for over 50 years, Andersen’s two locations are constantly producing fresh, handmade pastries. Their kanelsnegle are tender, flaky and delicious.

4. Andersen Bakery Cinnamon Bun Kanelsnegle Copenhagen
 

Features

Cinnamon glaze on top, very sweet

Dough

Flaky but sturdy

 

Andersen Bakery

Bernstorffsgade 5
1577 Copenhagen V
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 06:30 am – 7:00 pm
Sat & Sun 7:30 am – 7:00 pm


Gl. Kongevej 148
1850 Frederiksberg C
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat & Sun 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

 
 
 

Strangas

This is a more cake-like kanelsnegle but still worth your precious time. The top is covered in melted sugar and the bready base pulls apart into delightful, airy bites.

5. Strangas Cinnamon Bun Kanelsnegle Copenhagen
 

Features

Incredible cinnamon-sugar mixture between layers

Dough

Moist and cake-like

Strangas

Åboulevard 7
1635 København V

Opening Hours:
Thur & Fri 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun – Weds Closed

 
 
 

Lagerkagehuset

Lagkagehuset has bakeries all over the city, so you’re never far from your next kanelsnegle. They tend to stay traditional, but that doesn’t mean their offerings are boring.

6. Lagkagehuset Cinnamon Bun Kanelsnegle Copenhagen

 

Features

Very sweet, sugar glaze on top

Dough

Flaky

 

Lagkagehuset

Frederiksborggade 6
1360 København K
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 6:30am – 7pm
Sat 8am – 7pm
Sun 8am- 5pm


Frederiksberggade 21
1459 København K
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 6:30am – 7pm
Sat 8am – 7pm
Sun 8am- 5pm

Torvegade 45
1400 København K
Opening Hours:
Everyday 6am – 7pm

 
 
 

Honorable Mentions

Holms Bager

Vedels Konditori & Bageri

Emmerys

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