Food & Drink

A Guide to the Best Coffee Shops in Copenhagen

Not sure where to get the best coffee in Copenhagen? You’re not alone! 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 where to get the best coffee in Copenhagen:

List Marker: Number 1The 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

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

Jægersborggade 10
2200 København N

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



List Marker: Number 2Risteriet

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



List Marker: Number 3Copenhagen 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



List Marker: Number 4Prolog 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



List Marker: Number 5Cafe 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



List Marker: Number 6Ø12 Coffee & Eatery

Serving London’s beloved Ozone coffee, this all-day eatery located on the central side of Østerbro (near Statens Museum for Kunst) has an excellent selection of both coffee and food. The food is hearty stuff served artistically – from top notch brunch and outrageous pastry to dinner plates. Their coffee is a star of the show: expertly-brewed and strong, with attention to detail that’s usually reserved for coffee-only spots around the city. Stop in here for a quick coffee or a leisurely bite; thank us later.

Ø12 Coffee & Eatery

Øster Farimagsgade 12
2100 København Ø

Opening Hours:
Mon – Thurs 7:00 am – midnight
Fri 7:00 am – 1:00 am
Sat 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am – 6:00 pm


Honorable Mentions

– The Corner
– Democratic Coffee
– Sonny
– Andersen & Maillard

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

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