Is there anything more indulgent or delicious than a long, leisurely Danish brunch? Whether you’re dining solo with a good book, gathering with friends to debrief from the night before (who doesn’t love some piping hot tea with their coffee?), or spending time with family, it’s easy for find brunch spots in Copenhagen that you’ll love.
A traditional Danish breakfast in Copenhagen can be either plated or buffet-style, cinnamon-packed Danish pastries, butter, bread with cheese, skyr (Icelandic yogurt), juice, and lots of filter coffee. Local restaurants in Copenhagen have their own unique takes on brunch, offering a wide range of options for breakfast and brunch in Copenhagen, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices.
Visitors to Copenhagen are treated to an exquisite predicament – where to have brunch? There’s an opulent array of unparalleled brunch and breakfast havens scattered across Copenhagen, from the charming Christianshavn and picture-perfect Nyhavn, to the Nørrebro and Vesterbro neighborhoods where the cool kids gather, as well as local gems in Amager and Nordvest. We’re here to help!
Discover where to find the best brunch places in Copenhagen in 2023:
Central Copenhagen Brunch
Love a side of sleek, minimalist Scandinavian design with your brunch? Then Studio X Kitchen is for you! Studio X is a design gallery and showroom, and occasional design collaborator.
Their kitchen project, located in the centre of Copenhagen. is open and airy, with a few small tables as well as one large communal table where you can enjoy a coffee, roll, or a selection of dishes such as their house-made granola with skyr and seasonal fruit, or their famous folded eggs (imagine the creamiest scrambled eggs you’ve ever had, topped with nduja butter).
Dronningens Tværgade 52
Cafe Artelier September: Best brunch in Copenhagen
The quintessential breakfast and brunch spot in Copenhagen, arguably one of the best brunches in town. Beautiful interior, delicious food, a calm atmosphere: Atelier September has it all. Make sure to give their beloved avocado on rye bread a try – it’s a classic for a reason!
Their menu includes elevated classics, from sourdough slices with Comté cheese and whipped butter to yoghurt with granola and their famous zucchini jam.
For a more decadent treat, try their delicious almond pancake with blueberries served with a perfectly sculptured scoop of cream. All these items are on their combined brunch and lunch menu, available throughout the entire day until the kitchen closes 2 to 2.5 hours before closing.
N.B. Their new location on Kronprinsessegade is an 8 minute walk around the corner from the original Gothersgade Copenhagen café location.
Perhaps the best restaurant location in the city, Apollo Bar is located in the courtyard of Charlottenborg Slot off Nyhavn, which is home to the fantastic Charlottenborg Kunstal. Enjoy their tasty brunch and then wander through the gallery, followed by a stroll along Nyhavn with its iconic Danish colorful houses along the canal.
The café’s courtyard is charming, filled with greenery and adorned with plenty of fantastic Scandinavian design elements to make sure your time is extra hyggeligt. When you’re on the hunt for a breakfast café on sunny day in Copenhagen, this is without a doubt one of the best breakfast spots in town.
Grød is the Danish word for porridge, and it holds a special place in Danish cuisine and culture. Traditional Danish porridge is often made from oats or other grains and can be customized with a variety of toppings like berries, nuts, seeds, and sweeteners such as honey or sugar.
In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in porridge and grains as healthy and versatile meal options, leading to the emergence of specialty porridge restaurants like GRØD.
GRØD offer a modern twist on traditional porridge by incorporating unique flavors, toppings, and presentation styles, making porridge a trendy and diverse culinary choice. Our favourites include delicious toppings like salted caramel and roasted almonds. You can also choose a gluten-free porridge served with Skyr Icelandic yogurt, or opt for chia porridge accompanied by coconut flakes and almond milk. They also make risotto, congee, and daal; basically, if it’s a meal in a bowl, you can get it at GRØD.
See all locations and opening hours here.
Even though this spot is smack bang in the center of Copenhagen, it’s one of those hole-in-the-wall places that locals really love. With a rustic, cozy interior, this is a great place to have a long Copenhagen breakfast or brunch with friends, or take a book for some alone-time. It’s also an easy place to bring your laptop and work for the afternoon.
Kompa’9’s food is tasty, fresh, and varied – think lots of fresh veggies, salads, and fruit. There’s also basic Danish breakfast staples, including rye bread, cheese and butter, and soft boiled eggs. Simple but delicious! Also, it’s budget-friendly, with cheap menu options that won’t break the bank.
A favorite of the trendy set, Union Kitchen is one of those places that actually lives up to the hype. Their brunch plate menu is the stuff of dreams, complete with avocado on toast, scrambled eggs, a waffle, croissant, smoked salmon and a bread basket. All this in a series of super-chic settings, from central Copenhagen to Nyhavn to Østerbro.
On warm days, you can sit outside each of these spots and enjoy your brunch when the sun finally comes out and watch the world go by. Union Kitchen is open through the evenings, so stick around and grab some drinks after brunch.
Lille Strandstræde 16 (“Local”)
Øster Farimagsgade 16A (“Østerbro”)
2100 København Ø
A charming little spot with quirky decor, Kalaset is a local favorite for long, leisurely breakfasts and brunches. They’re well-known for their Swedish pancakes; an absolutely delicious treat! And for vegans (and omnivores too!), they have tofu & miso-sweet potatoes on sourdough, served with harissa ketchup, chili broccoli, beet hummus, falafel, pea & basil mash, and grilled peppers. Yum!
Copenhagen’s “hidden gem” cafe has hyggligt, or cozy brunch atmosphere in its eclectic tea-room style interior. They dish up Il Buco croissants alongside Aussie-style plates of eggs, french toast, “fucking fancy eggs,” and even a Barack burrata. Nothing but respect for my president. NB: Takeaway breakfast and meals also available!
2200 Copenhagen N
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9 am – 4 pm
Possibly the best brunch in Copenhagen. Sixteen Twelve takes a page out of Austalia’s menu, serving healthy portions of smashed avo and eggs benedict, with every dish containing elements of fermented, probiotic, and gut-healthy ingredients. Freshly made, and often gluten free/vegan, freshly baked goods are also available.
The menu is refreshing and tasty! Why not try their waffles with fried chicken, harissa, yogurt and watermelon? Or their famous eggs Benedict with pulled pork and apple cider-miso hollandaise sauce?
Alongside your typical lattes and filter coffee, Sixteen Twelve serves shots of apple cide vinegar and bone broth for a true wellness experience. They also makes a “bowls” with pulled pork, avocado, tomato, spinach and a poached egg on top. Alternatively, if you’re in search of the ultimate hangover cure, you can’t go wrong with treating yourself to a a bacon/cheeseburger and truffle fries!
H.C. Andersens Boulevard 8
1553 København V
Sitting on the corner of Stefansgade and Hørsholmgade, just next to Jægersborggade, Taxa has a tasty menu and laid-back atmosphere. This Copenhagen breakfast café that becomes a popular drinking hole in the evening, has extensive outdoor seating that is perfect for a sunny morning, and their cosy interior is just right in winter. Though their burger and fries (especially the fries) are well-loved in the city, their brunch is a treat as well. Their most simple offering is a sourdough roll with butter, apple compote and cheese; top notch with a cup of steaming hot coffee!
On the most adorable Nørrebro side street, you’ll find Sidecar. Their cocktails are already legendary in Copenhagen, but they also serve a great breakfast plate. Their “not so hungry” plate starts at 89 DKK, with simple bread, fruit, granola and scrambled eggs. Their other four plates are a bit more intense, including items like chia seed porridge with mango-vanilla compote, or American-style pancakes. It’s all excellent, and the atmosphere is the right mix between trendy and cosy.
Wulff & Konstali
This beloved brunch spot actually has three locations in the city, but only two of them serve brunch, and it’s well known that they serve one of the best breakfasts in Copenhagen. At Wulff & Konstali, you get a personal menu where you check off the items you’d like, either 5 for 149 DKK or 7 for 179 DKK.
There are 22 items to choose from in their build your own brunch concept, including pastries and bread, eggs of various kinds, meats and specialities like chia porridge with roasted almonds and mango-orange compote. The menu changes, so check their website for updates.
2300 København S
Hot Pot Republic: Most memorable brunch experience
A delicious, filling, and varied Chinese-style brunch awaits you at Hot Pot Republic. The menu has a mix of sweet (sesame balls and youtiao) and savory (congee and steamed dumplings), as well as a choose-your-own-filling Jian Bing. They have vegan, gluten free and vegetarian options.
They’re only open for brunch on Saturdays and it books up quickly, so make sure to reserve a table before you go!
There’s something for all kinds of brunch-lovers at Dyrehaven, a truly locals-love-it kind of cafe in Vesterbro.
This place is a hopping pub in the evenings, but in the morning they serve a great range of dishes.
Their basic brunch plate is simple: rye bread, cheese, butter, soft boiled egg and cottage cheese. Their biggest brunch plate includes eggs benedict, bircher muesli and avocado on toast.
Sønder Boulevard 72
Tasty, healthy food including acai smoothie bowls, gluten free porridges, and a selection of freshly baked goods, including homemade (!) bagel sandwiches. They also serve excellent coffee using beans from Coffee Collective, arguably one of the best coffee brands in Scandinavia. If you’re looking for a filling brunch that’s not too heavy and caters to various dietary preferences, this is the spot for you! The welcoming atmosphere with its modern, minimalist interior makes it an ideal place to catch up with friends or enjoy a quiet moment by yourself.
Located in the bustling Vesterbro neighborhood, the Gasværksvej location is just a short walk from popular attractions such as the Meatpacking District and Copenhagen Central Station. The Willemoesgade location, on the other hand, is nestled in Østerbro, surrounded by parks and boutiques.
Mad & Kaffe
With two locations, one in Vesterbro and one in Amager, you’re never too far from a Mad & Kaffe in Copenhagen. That’s lucky, because their brunch is delicious. It’s a “build your own brunch” concept where you pick 3, 5 or 7 items from the menu and create your perfect brunch. With choices like avocado with chilli oil and roasted almonds, or blueberry yoghurt with homemade muesli and berries, brunch is bound to be a good time.
Sønder Boulevard 68
2300 København S
Les Trois Cochons
Les Trois Cochons has a diverse menu that combines French and Scandinavian influences, resulting in a unique brunch experience. Start your morning with their signature “Eggs Royale,” with smoked salmon, spinach, english muffin & hollandaise. Or, for a healthier option, try the “Chia porridge” combining chia pudding, coconut, almonds and a rhubarb compote. If you’re craving a touch of indulgence, don’t miss the Waffels, a decadent dish featuring thick, crispy waffles served with strawberries, vanilla and a scoop of crème fraîche.
The ambiance is cozy and inviting, making it an ideal spot for both intimate dinners and casual gatherings. And with its central location, Les Trois Cochons is easily accessible and attracts both locals and tourists alike.
1619 København V
Mon – Fri 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, & 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat & Sun 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, & 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bistro Lupa, sister restaurant to the celebrated Ark, is a plant-based cafe in Østerbro that serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Though the atmosphere is casual, the food is really special. You don’t need to be a vegan to enjoy it, either; there’s really something for everyone!
Some of our favorites are the coconut milk yoghurt and a dash of creamy peanut butter, topped with crunchy granola, dried berries, and sweet Cicely.
If you’re looking for something more lunch-y during your brunch, the Milk Bread Sandwich (with seasoned and brined Blue Oyster Mushrooms as a kind of pastrami).
We also recommend the “LFM” with crunchy American Southern-style fried Blue Oyster Mushrooms and a special homemade BBQ sauce, are delicious savory options that will convince even the most carnivorous among us that plant-based is just as filling, satisfying, and adventurous as any other style of food.
This awesome blend of kaffebar and all-day eatery gave me London vibes: it feels accomplished despite the fact that it only opened in August 2019. Coffee, food, drinks, and interior are all on-point.
As for what to try on the menu: definitely give the avocado smash a go! The waffle with vanilla cream and berries, the Tartar, and the pastries are all worth your time. Their concept is simple: redefine the all-day eatery in Copenhagen.
Owners Enete, Kasper, and Anders have made it their mission to bring the best possible coffee and food to the city. In order to do that, they own a KB90 from La Marzocco, the only restaurant in Denmark to do so. This beast of an espresso machine redefines what a cup of coffee can be. The coffee is superb; among the best in Copenhagen. The food is of the same high quality, working with top-class ingredients and a creative approach.
Øster Farimagsgade 12
It’s different, it’s tasty, and it’s almost 100% organic. It’s the Audo brunch, served up by the team from Loui at The Audo. Located at The Audo’s Nordhavn location, it’s the perfect spot for a long breakfast before a harbor walk, or after a cold water swim. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday in The Café at The Audo, from 10:00 to 16:00 (last seating at 14:30)
→ The Audo
Brunch menu starts at 175 DKK
This busy Østerbro cafe is a sister-restaurant to Taxa, and the menus are almost identical, including their brunch. The vibe, however, is entirely local. There’s a good deal of outdoor seating for the warmer months, and a casual, shabby-chic interior. Their cheapest and most simple breakfast is the same as Taxa’s: a sourdough roll with butter, apple compote and cheese.
One of the hidden gems of Copenhagen, Parterre is a father-and-son small cafe at basement level in the village-like neighborhood of Christianshavn. They don’t really do a “brunch plate,” but their simple, delicious breakfast choices like croissants and soft boiled eggs, and affordable coffee (from Swedish micro-roasters Koppi), make this a must-go for those who love a true local spot.
Overgaden Oven Vandet 90
Located in the heart of charming Frederiksberg, Restaurant Polly is a great choice for a leisurely, elevated brunch equally suited to large or small groups. From simple dishes such as avocado toast, scrambled eggs and yoghurt with granola, to meal plates like eggs royale with truffle, and shakshuka, there’s something to suit every appetite.
Love oysters? You’re in luck (weekends only)! Opt for the Oysters “Bloody Mary” for a real brunch treat. Pair with a bloody mary or mimosa if a “boozy brunch” is up your alley.
A French-style brasserie, Granola is a favorite among the cool kids of Copenhagen. It’s also located on one of the best people-watching streets in the city: Værnedamsvej, so if the weather is good, be sure to get an outdoor table! Granola serves typical French-style fare, including light salads, croissants, croque monsieur, and more. Try their fresh-squeezed orange juice for a tangy addition to your meal. As an aside, this is also one of the best places for people-watching in Copenhagen.
One of the best cheap-but-filling brunch options in the city! This Frederiksberg-based bakery has a “lille” and “store” morning plate (morgentallerken) for 60 DKK and 100 DKK, respectively. The breakfast and brunch plates include a roll with butter, jam, and cheese, a pastry of your choice, coffee and juice. The cosy but minimalist cafe is a great spot for a quick meal, with plenty of space to sit with a group. It gets busy on weekends, so get there early.
Falkoner Allé 36
Yes, pasta. Yes, pizza. But also yes, brunch. Babbo Ria is a triple threat, as their incredible dough skills extend beyond fresh pasta and sourdough pizza, to home-baked pastries. Mocha buns and pistachio snails sit alongside classic brunch dishes like eggs Benedict at their small eatery in Frederiksberg. The menu changes daily so make sure to check their Instagram for the latest dishes.
This cosy little cafe tucked away on Islands Brygge has a lovely, extensive menu where you can choose either 5 or 7 components. Kids get a reduced price menu and a choice of 3 components. You can have anything from a rye bread panini with figs and goat cheese to chia pudding to American-style pancakes (or all at once!). After brunch, take a stroll along the nearby harbor promenade.
Zoku Copenhagen Living Kitchen Restaurant
Zoku Copenhagen, a apartment hotel building in Amager, has a fantastic breakfast and brunch spot that’s on their top floor, nestled in a greenhouse-like space filled with plants. The open-plan kitchen and large windows make the space feel light and inviting.
There’s a regular brunch menu filled with all the things you want – waffles, eggs benedict, and so on – and you can also go for the boozy brunch, which serves up bottomless mimosas or rosé, plus two dishes each.
Ideal for a leisurely morning out with friends! The location is a bit outside of the city, but it’s just a few minutes’ walk from the DR Byen metro stop. Make sure to book in advance!
Bang & Jensen
This cool local bar is also a great daily brunch spot. Between 8:00 – 10:00 am every day, you can enjoy their simple but delicious breakfast buffet that includes cereal, bread, eggs, juice and cheese. The café serves breakfast all day long til 4:00pm, with their always dependable breakfast plate menu where they offer a wide variety of eggs, dairy and pastries, plus bread and sausage (or a vegetarian option) to chose between. Simply fill out a breakfast slip at the bar. Weekend brunches come with unlimited tea or coffee, too!
Considered the buffet brunch in Copenhagen, SULT doesn’t mess around when it comes to selection. It’s pricey, to be sure, but you definitely get your money’s worth!
From freshly-baked bread and pastries to salads, hot dishes, cakes, freshly-made juice and organic coffee; if you’ve ever craved it, SULT has it. Just make sure to bring your brunch game!
There are many gluten-free and dairy-free options, clearly labelled, along with healthy options like salads and seed toppings. This buffet is served on the weekends only, and it gets quite busy so we recommend that you book in advance.
The restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Cinemateket, so be sure to check out a movie before or after you enjoy your meal. The restaurant interior was recently renovated when Meyer’s took over the space in late 2020, decking it out with colorful curtains and classic Verpan series 430 chairs.
Marchal at Hotel D’Angleterre: Top-Tier Champagne Brunch
Oysters for brunch, anyone? This is the brunch-to-end-all-brunches in Copenhagen. Their epic Sunday buffet brunch includes champagne, making it truly the most luxurious, or even, famous brunch around. Located in Hotel D’Angleterre, arguably one of the most luxurious hotels in Copenhagen, the lush setting of Michelin-star restaurant Marchal makes it extra special.
Indulge in a lavish array of oysters, artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, freshly baked pastries,french taost with vanilla crème fraîche, and all the seasonal flødeboller to eat to your heart’s content.
Reservations are hard to get, so check their website for advance booking dates.
Kongens Nytorv 34