Food & Drink

Where to Get the Best Coffee in Copenhagen

The coffee scene in Copenhagen is abnormally strong for such a small city, but you won’t catch us complaining. One of the best parts of the scene here is the non-competitiveness. Coffee houses will carry each other’s beans and promote each other in a way that only strengthens the industry at large.

But aside from being run by a bunch of nice people, these coffee shops make truly excellent, top-quality coffee. It’s good vibes all around, whether you take your coffee black, grind your beans at home or like a bit of latte art in your to-go cup.

Here’s a starter list of the places to get your caffeine fix:

The Coffee Collective

A Copenhagen favorite, The Coffee Collective roasts their own beans to perfection. They’re serious about coffee and about trade ethics – they buy direct from farms around the world and pay a fair price for these smaller batches. At their Godthåbsvej location, you can have an excellent breakfast, tour the roastery and do a “cupping,” which is a fancy way of saying “coffee tasting.”

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The Coffee Collective

Godthåbsvej 34B
2000 Frederiksberg

Opening hours
Mon- Fri 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

 
Jægersborggade 10
2200 København N

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat & Sun 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

 
Torvehallerne
1363 Copenhagen K

Opening Hours:
Weekdays: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

 
Kristen Bernikows Gade 2
1105 København K

Opening Hours:
Weekdays: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

 
Broens Gadekøkken
Strandgade 95
1401 København K

Opening Hours:
Every day 12:00 – 8:00 pm

 
 
 

Risteriet

Risteriet roasts their own beans. They’re known around town for their uncompromising taste and laid back vibes. The Studiestræde location is more of a takeaway joint, while the Halmtorvet location invites you to kick back and enjoy your cup.

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→ Studiestræde 36

1455 København K

Opening Hours
Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun Closed

→ Helgolandsgade 21

1653 København V

Opening Hours
Mon – Fri 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sat & Sun 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

 
 
 

Copenhagen Coffee Lab

When you’re on Chef Rene Redzepi’s list of favorite places in Copenhagen, you know you’re doing something right (especially when he calls you “full of nerds”). “Lab” is a fairly good descriptor for this place – there’s definitely a vibe of experimentation. Located in the cellar level of cobbled side street, Copenhagen Coffee Lab is a great choice for your morning or afternoon coffee fix when you also want the time to sit and truly enjoy.

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Copenhagen Coffee Lab

Boldhusgade 6
1062 København K

Opening Hours
Mon – Fri 7:30 am- 5:00 pm
Sat 11.00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun Closed

 
 
 

Prolog Coffee Bar

What looks like a small, unassuming but hip coffee bar in the meatpacking district is actually a special gem. The location used to be a bookshop, and owners Jonas and Sebastian have continued to display and sell a few magazines and other printed works. But it’s the coffee (duh, this is an article about coffee) that’ll keep you coming back. Prolog is a relatively small operation but their roast their own beans, and the roasts are excellent. You can also get a variety of iced coffee drinks and some yummy bites. We recommend the roasted marshmallows, which you get to roast yourself on a mini-camping stove!

Prolog Coffee Bar

Høkerboderne 16
1712 København V

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat & Sun 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

 
 
 

Cafe Det Vide Hus

So small that if you were passing on the street you might miss it. Det Vide Hus is a Copenhagen favorite for their in-the-know location, their great food including acai bowls, breakfast dishes and pastries and delicious coffee (they even have a collaboration roast with The Coffee Collective). It gets crowded on weekends, so get there early.

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Cafe Det Vide Hus

Gothersgade 113
1123 København K

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat & Sun 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

 
 
 

Forloren Espresso

A tiny little gem in the centre of the city, Forloren is the kind of place you usually find by accident. A sign at the counter warns that they make their coffee right, not fast, so if you’re in a hurry definitely ask about wait times. When you’re staying in, you’re treated to a little explanation of the coffee you’re drinking. FYI: the cosy corner in the back of the shop is a no-laptop, no-phone zone. It is for enjoying coffee only (oh the horror, the horror of it all)!

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Forloren Espresso

Store Kongensgade 32
1264 København K

Opening Hours:
Tues – Fri 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun & Mon Closed

 

Do you have a favorite coffee spot that we missed? Tell us about it in the comments!

 

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