Food & Drink

The Best Copenhagen New Openings of 2016

If the end of the year has got you dragging your feet, we feel you. But for those in Copenhagen, you can get excited about 2017 with a few of these new spots, opened in 2016 and sure to have their moment in the new year.

Copenhagen doesn’t react to restaurants opening like, say, New York City or London do. There’s often no grand opening party or big announcement; restaurants and stores just open and do their thing, hoping that word of mouth and a bit of luck will get them on the map.

It’s been a rough year in many ways, but here to make you feel a little better are our favorite new restaurants and shops around Copenhagen:



The first of two Australia-style cafes on the list, Souls is all vegetarian and full of fresh salads, juices and fruit meals like acai bowls. And check out that burger in the image above!



Melchiors Plads 3
2100 København Ø

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am – 8:00 pm



The New Nordic restaurant dubbed “noma’s little sister” (that’s a low-achievement family to be in!).



Strandgade 108
1401 København K

Restaurant Opening Hours:
Mon & Tues Closed
Weds – Sun 5:00 pm – Midnight
The Corner Opening Hours:
Mon & Tues 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Weds – Fri 7:00 am – Midnight
Sat & Sun 9:00 am – Midnight



Opened in March, Hafnia has quickly become a healthy favorite in the centre of the city. Serving up bowls of fresh vegetables and grains, as well as delicious juices, Hafnia is an Australian-style cafe. Check out their brunch for a real treat!



Store Regnegade 26
1110 København K

Mon – Thurs 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Lo Jo’s Social

Located at the base of the round tower, Lo-Jo’s is all about comfort food and delish cocktails based on fresh pressed apple juice. Don’t miss their onion rings; and expert tip: every Thursday they have Jazz night from 19-22.


Lo Jo’s Social

Landemærket 7
1119 Copenhagen K

Opening Hours:
Mon – Thurs 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Fri – Sat 11:30 am – 2:00 pm


Cafe No. 11

This cosy, perfectly located cafe has outdoor seating for the warmer months and lots of coffee and cakes for any time of year.


Cafe No. 11

Sankt Annæ Plads 11
Copenhagen K

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


Il Locale

Weirdly located on the busy main road of Åboulevard, but this Italian craft beer is worth checking out!


Il Locale

Åboulevard 50 ST TV
2200 København N

Opening Hours:
Mon Closed
Sun – Thu 3:00 pm – Midnight
Fri – Sat 3:00 pm – 1:00 am


Restaurant Kompasset

Delicious traditional smørrebrød in a gorgeous setting makes Kompasset stand out among open-face sandwich restaurants.


Restaurant Kompasset

Nyhavn 65
1051 København K

Opening Hours:
Sun – Thurs 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri & Sat 11:00 am – 11:00 pm


Restaurant Palægade

Traditional Danish recipes interpreted by a young kitchen team. There’s both a lunch and dinner menu, with over 40 smørrebrød choices on the lunch menu! Don’t know what to order? No problem – the expert waitstaff will explain it all.


Restaurant Palægade

Palægade 8
1261 København K



Bevi Bevi is a great wine bar in Vesterbro (plus they have delicious late night dessert); now the people behind it have opened MANGIA, where you can get rustic Italian dishes.



Bagerstræde 9
1617 København V

Opening Hours:
Weds & Thurs 5:30 pm – Midnight
Fri & Sat 5:30 pm – 2:00 am


Restaurant Havfruen

This spot isn’t exactly new – in fact, it’s very old – but it’s been taken over and completely refurbished by the team behind the popular cafe Atelier September. Bringing quality to what has lately been a tourist strip, Havfruen has an inventive lunch and dinner menu, a spot overlooking the harbor and a liquor cabinet that includes Nikka Whiskey. What better way to enjoy a meal or quick drink in one of Copenhagen’s most beloved neighborhoods?


Restaurant Havfruen

Nyhavn 39
1051 København K

Opening Hours:
Sun – Tues Closed
Weds – Fri 11:30 am – 1 am



Norse Women

Hyper-Scandi brand Norse Projects opened a store for their new women’s collection, Norse Women, right next to Norse Men. They have great winter items that are sleek as well as warm.


Norse Women

Pilestræde 39 st.
1112 Købnenhavn K

Opening Hours:
Mon – Thurs 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun Closed


Armoire Officielle

Armoire Officielle makes beautiful, minimalist and ethically-sourced clothing (including one of our favorite white t-shirts) and now they have a brick-and-motar store that’ll blow your mind with its stunning design and curation.


Armoire Officielle

Lille Kirkestræde 3
1072 Copenhagen K

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



If you’re in need of glasses or sunglasses, look no further (and you can’t! Because you need glasses). German brand Mykita opened a concept shop on Grønnegade and it’s as beautiful inside as the glasses are.



Grønnegade 43
1107 København K

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 12:00– 4:00 pm

Have a new place in Copenhagen that you love? Tell us about it in the comments

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.