For a city that boasts a lot of good food, Copenhagen comes up short when it comes to late night dessert. Don’t misunderstand; there are loads of dessert options during the day, but most of these places shut their doors sometime around 5 or 6 pm. For the most part, if you go to a restaurant that has a prix fixe menu, you’ll get dessert as well. Sometimes, however, that’s not the case and you’ll find yourself after-dark with a hankering for a sugary treat.
Here are the spots where you can satisfy your sweet tooth after you’ve left your evening meal:
An Italian wine bar that also has a delicious small-dishes menu, Bevi Bevi is the perfect spot for your nighttime indulgence. Although the menu changes occasionally, their desserts like panna cotta always hit the spot.
1663 København V
Tues – Sat 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun & Mon Closed
Slice of San Fransisco
This small cafe near Frederiksholms Kanal is great for an easy lunch or dinner (try the burrito!) but their homemade cheesecake is really tops. They’re only open until 8 pm, though, so this is more for the earlybird crowd.
Frederiksholms Kanal 4 (cellar level)
1220 København K
Mon – Sat 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tommi’s Burger Joint
Milkshake lovers, this one is for you! Tommi’s makes milkshakes that are flavourful and thick as hell. They come in an array of classic flavors (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, carmel and coffee) and won’t drain your wallet at only 50 DKK a pop.
1712 København V
Sun – Thurs 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri & Sat 11:00 – 10:00 pm
This French-meets-Nordic style restaurant serves a mean coq au vin, but they also provide fabulous desserts like chocolate mousse and homemade ice cream. The kitchen closes at 10 pm, but they serve dessert until 11 om, making it one of the only places in the city to get a proper dessert and coffee that late.
1721 København V
Mon – Sat 10:00 am -12:00 am
NB kitchen closes at 10:00pm
Bertels is known around Copenhagen for their excellent cakes – including cheesecake and lemon meringue pie. Their Frederiksberg location is open until 10 pm, making it a great spot for a leisurely bite after your meal.
Falkoner Alle 54
Everyday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
1146 København K
Everyday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
…and if you’re really in dire straits, grab an ice cream or candy bar at any 7-11, located on almost any corner in Copenhagen!