Food & Drink

To Try in 2019: The Best New Restaurants, Cafes, and Bars in Copenhagen

Copenhagen’s food and drink scene is in no danger of slowing down; there have been a consistent number of new openings that prove the capital city is as much a culinary hotspot as ever before.

Some locations are opened to much fanfare (there was a line outside of Hart Bageri for weeks!), while others open more quietly and build a fanbase over time.

These are the best new restaurants, cafes, and bars in Copenhagen:

Restaurants

noma

The new iteration of noma opened this year to much acclaim (naturally). With a new location and a gorgeous interior designed by Studio David Thulstrup, noma proved once again why it’s been considered one of the best restaurants in the world for years, and its reopening was greatly anticipated. noma now bases its menu on three seasons – vegetable season, seafood season, and forest & game season – changing the menu drastically to suit the ingredients that come with each season. A meal there consists of 20 courses.

Expert tip

If you’re a student, you can get a full meal there for only 1.000 DKK. Yes that’s expensive by most standards, but its less than half of what you’d normally pay!

noma

Refshalevej 96
1432 København K

Opening Hours:
Sun & Mon Closed
Tues – Sat 5:00 pm – midnight

 
 

Barabba

This spiffy Italian eatery and bar was an immediate hit; partly because the food and drink is delicious, but also partly because it’s one of the only restaurants to stay open until 2 am, making it the go-to spot for chefs who get off work late. The vibe in here is friendly and fun, and the menu is top-quality Italian dishes that feel comfortable but gourmet.

Barbarra

Store Kongensgade 34
1264 København K

Opening Hours:
Mon & Tues Closed
Weds & Thurs 6:00 pm – 1:00 am
Fri – Sun 6:00 pm – 2:00 am

 
 

Mission CPH

Mission mixes Californian and Mediterranean sensibilities for a casual but delicious menu. The focus is on pizza and pasta. Enjoy sizeable dishes, local ingredients, and the gorgeous location at The Standard overlooking the harbour. This is one of Claus Meyers’ latest restaurants and, as with his other endeavours, it doesn’t disappoint; good food at fair prices and a laid-back atmosphere.

Mission CPH

The Standard
Havnegade 44
1058 København K

Opening Hours:
Sun – Tues Closed
Thurs – Sat Lunch 12:00 – 3:30 pm
Weds – Sat Dinner 5:30 – 10:00 pm

 
 

Tigermom

Opened by Relæ-alum Lisa Liv, Tigermom is the result of years of successful pop-ups and has been hotly anticipated. The menu is family-style Asian-inspired cuisine and a kickass range of cocktails. Worried that the dishes won’t be spicy enough? No problem; there’s a chilli pairing for your menu! Check this place out for something truly different and special.

Tigermom

Ryesgade 25
2200 København N

Opening Hours:
Sun – Tues Closed
Weds – Sat 5:30 – 10:00 pm

 
 

Restaurant Alouette

Housed in a converted pencil factory, this contemporary American restaurant has wowed Copenhagen since it opened. With a regularly-changing five course menu and an almost comically beautiful interior, Alouette is set to be one of the big culinary draws for Copenhagen in 2019. They are home to a monthly pop-up called Naim Nights; the kitchen is closed but there’s live music and you can buy drinks at the bar. If Alouette is generally out of your price range (it’s 695 DKK for the menu without drinks), Naim Nights is a good place to start!

Restaurant Alouette

Sturlasgade 14P, 1 sal
2300 København S

Opening Hours:
Sun – Weds Closed
Thurs – Sat Dinner (reservation only)

 
 

Restaurant Iluka

noma-alum Beau Clugsman’s seafood and vegetable restaurant presents the kind of dishes so beautiful you’ll be reluctant to eat…but you definitely should. The food is outstanding. Copenhagen was in need of a truly daring seafood restaurant, and this one is sure to stick around for a while.

Restaurant Iluka

Peder Skrams Gade 15
1054 København K

Opening Hours:
Thurs – Mon 5:30 pm – midnight
Tues & Weds Closed

 
 

Bar Pasta

Delicious, big helpings of pasta and other Italian delights for reasonable prices; it’s no wonder Bar Pasta has become a popular place for dinner and drinks in Nørrebro. Don’t forget the tiramisu at the end of the night!

Bar Pasta

Vedbækgade 13
2200 København N

Opening Hours:
Mon – Sat 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Sun Closed

 
 

The Blues Woman

American Southern food cooked with expert flavor profiles and a lot of passion; you’ll definitely want to try The Blues Woman when she finally opens up on 2019. Chef Amanda Yee’s successful pop-up in Vesterbro this year has us all yearning for more (we’ll take one million of those perfectly mixed Bloody Marys, thanks). The menu is unique in Copenhagen, yet each dish feels like home.

The Blues Woman

No location currently; keep an eye on their Instagram and Facebook for updates in 2019!

 
 

Motley

Just as the name says, the menu at this casual eatery is indeed motley. With their “dish of the day” ranging from curry to chilli con carne to duck confit to Moroccan aubergine, and a range of small snacks and drinks, Motley is an ideal place for a relaxed meal with friends or a quiet night on your own.

Motley

Ryesgade 30B
2200 København N

Opening Hours:
Mon – Thurs 4:00 – 10:00 pm
Fri & Sat 4:00 pm – midnight
Sun 4:00 – 9:00 pm

 
 

Hot Pot Republic

Get ready to warm up. After a lengthy and successful pop-up, Hot Pot Republic has become a permanent fixture on Vesterbrogade. The idea is to eat socially; each meal consists of a pot of broth in the centre of the table, and then vegetables and meats are added as desired, with the overall flavors coming from a variety of Asian cuisines including Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. Choose your base broth and additional ingredients to create your own speech hot pot. This is a perfect winter meal with friends – and very affordable too!

Hot Pot Republic

Vesterbrogade 146
1620 København V

Opening Hours:
Mon Closed
Tues – Fri 5:30 – 11:00 pm
Sat & Sun 12:00 – 3:00 pm

 
 
 

Cafes & Bakeries

Hart Bageri

Tartine’s Richard Hart and noma’s René Redzepi teamed up to open a bakery in Copenhagen and people went as totally bonkers for it as one would imagine. But, they’re not wrong. Both the pastries and breads are excellent (if a little pricey). The space is small, so you can either grab a quick coffee or take away; it’s not really a place to set up your laptop and spend the morning. Be prepared to wait for your goodies – the line is often quite long.

Hart Bageri

Gammel Kongevej 109
1850 Frederiksberg

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sat & Sun 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

 
 

Lille Bakery

Lille is an artisanal bakery and cafe in a large industrial space on Refshaleøen. They serve up hearty salads and open face sandwiches on fresh bread, as well as a range of fantastic pastries. The real stuff? Their doughnuts are outrageous; fluffy berliners filled with things like bay leaf cream. We just wish they packaged their doughnuts to-go a little better (they just throw ’em in a bag), so we could take more of them home!

Lille Bakery

Refshalevej 213B
1432 København K

Opening Hours:
Mon & Tues Closed
Weds – Sun 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

 
 

Broens Gadekøkken

On the bridge between Nyhavn and Refshaleøen, you’ll find the open-air market Broens Gadekøkken (The Bridge Street Kitchen). There’s lots of communal seating and offerings from Gasoline Grill, California Kitchen, Coffee Collective, and many more Copenhagen hotspots. When the weather is good, this is the spot to be!

Broens Gadekøkken

Strandgade 95
1401 Copenhagen K

Opening Hours:
Every day 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Coffee Collective & GRØD Opening Hours
Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat & Sun 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

NB: Broens Gadekøkken is closed from 24th December – 1st April.

 
 

Coffee Collective Bernikow

The best coffee roastery in Copenhagen opened their fourth shop this year. It’s in the centre of the city, hidden in a small alley, in a location that was once an old, smokey bodega. They serve coffee, of course, as well as coffee kombucha and coffee cocktails in the evening.

Coffee Collective Bernikow

Kristen Bernikows Gade 2
1105 København K, Denmark.

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

 
 

Andersen & Maillard

A bakery, cafe, and roastery in Nørrebro with a soft minimalist interior and a seriously good array of pastries and coffee drinks. Their in-house roasted coffee is great, but you must try their kougin amaan.

Andersen & Maillard

Nørrebrogade 62
2200 København N

Opening Hours:
Every day 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

 
 

Kafeteria at Statens Museum for Kunst

It’s hard to find a more beautiful space than Kafeteria at Statens Museum for Kunst. This cafe is located on the ground floor of the national museum and is both artistic, calming, and functional. The circular sitting section as you come in was created by Danish artist Danh Vo. The overall interior was lovingly designed by hip restauranteur Frederik Bille Brahe (also of Atelier September and Apollo Bar), and has that same sense of minimalist cool, but Kafeteria comes across as less affected than those spaces. Whether you’re planning to visit the museum or not, stop in for a coffee, a cake, and a flip through an art book while you take in the gorgeous surroundings.

Kafeteria at Statens Museum for Kunst

Sølvgade 48-50
1307 København K

Opening Hours:
Mon Closed
Tues – Sun 11:00 am – 4:45 pm
Wedn 11:0 am – 7:45 pm

 
 

American Pie Company

American Pie Company opened in 2015 and has since been a favorite for those looking for a slice of Americana in Copenhagen. Their delicious pies – both sweet and savoury – as well as bottles of Budweiser and diner-style coffee, are a serious treat. They’ve just opened a second shop, bringing even more pie to the city.

American Pie Company

Vesterbrogade 46
1620 København V

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

 
 
 

Bars

Pompette

With a lovely, cosy space tucked away on Møllegade and a love of natural wines, Pompette has fast become a darling of the wine bar scene in Copenhagen. They have a range of glasses of wine available for only 50 DKK; the glasses aren’t huge, but they’re substantial for the price and the quality. Pompette also serves small plates of food – like a thick slice of sourdough bread and ball of burrata – if you’re feeling peckish.

Pompette

Møllegade 3
2200 København N

Opening Hours:
Every day 2:00 pm – midnight

 
 

Vin Supernatural

This isn’t exactly a bar, but we needed to include the wonderful Vin Supernatural. The space once known as ODC Mad (which is still a food delivery service) has had a little facelift and is now the spot in Copenhagen for your deli, wine, and food gift needs. If there’s a gourmet item that you need to buy, especially natural wines, Vin Supernatural is the place to go.


 

Vin Supernatural

Gammel Kongevej 37
1610 København V

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

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