Food & Drink

The Monthly Bite: Best New Openings in Copenhagen Vol. 7

The end of the year can feel like a trudge, so discovering new places to eat and drink in Copenhagen this month felt like a breath of fresh air. Here are three outstanding places to pin in your maps app for your next outing. Discover new flavors and culinary experiences with 
a homemade bao joint in Fredriksberg, the best bakery in Store Kongensgade, and a fantastic restaurant in Christianshavn.

Here are the best new food and drink openings in Copenhagen to start the year right:

Morsel Bao


Bao: the word itself brings so much happiness. There is so much craftsmanship, and love that goes into making this wonderful dish; for this reason I am so grateful that we have got an authentic – and cool – bao place in Copenhagen.

A couple of dishes that captivated me were the Taro Burger (a crispy and umami-filled potato pancake with daikon and pickles) and the Katsudon (pork cutlet, a fried egg, sweet n’ sour homemade onion sauce, jasmin rice).


On top of the food, the place is so damn cozy. Morsel Bao is a family business, so good service and genuine smiles are on the house.

Morsel Bao


Godthåbsvej 48 st th,
2000 Frederiskberg

Opening Hours:

Tue – Thu: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Food category

Bao restaurant and other small Asian dishes


Vegetarian / vegan options?

Yes


Gluten-free options?

Yes

Recommended dish

Pork belly bao and Katsudon



Menu price range

35 – 108 DKK

Busiest day/time

Weekend lunches and dinners




Quietest day/time

Weekday lunches and dinners

Changing table for babies?

No

Hygge factor (1 – 5)

4

 
 

 

Buka



Buka is a small, cozy, and modern bakery located in the heart of the city. I went there to specifically try the Nutella croissant that everyone’s been talking about. Veredict: better than you could even imagine. Indulgent, crunchy, and buttery. A culinary bucket-list item, to be sure.

 


Their other offerings are delicious as well, including a range of filled croissants and classic baked goods, as well as bread. Buka represents what I love the most about the Copenhagen food scene: passionate people making amazing food in an unpretentious but innovative way.

Buka


Store Kongensgade 18
1264 København K



Opening Hours:

Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Food category

Bakery

Vegetarian / vegan options?

Yes


Gluten-free options?

Yes

Recommended dish

Nutella Croissant

Menu price range

25 – 95 DKK

Busiest day/time

Weekend mornings and early afternoons

Quietest day/time

Weekdays

Changing table for babies?

No (there is no bathroom)

Hygge factor (1 – 5)

4

 
 

 


Restaurant Lola


Located in the fairy tale- like Christianshavn, just a few steps from Christiania, Restaurant Lola feels like a mature restaurant. Despite a classic and upscale interior, the atmosphere is relaxed and genuinely friendly.


The food at Lola is remarkably accomplished. It is a cuisine based and driven by ingredients and seasonality, haute cuisine techniques, and pure love of cooking. Let’s not forget about the wines and the service!

The incredibly smooth chicken liver pate was delicate yet rich, fatty yet light. A set cream with chili and kafir lime leaf topped with fresh mandarins and pecan praline was legitimately one of the best desserts I have had in years.


 

Every single detail of the experience has been thoroughly considered, so you are in for a treat. Go with an open mind and trust the staff to guide you to a unique dining experience.

Restaurant Lola

Christianshavns Voldgade 54
1424 København K

Opening Hours:

Lunch: Mon – Fri 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Dinner: Mon – Sat 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Brunch: Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Bar open Mon – Sat 11:30 am – 00:00 am

Food category

Ingredient and technique-driven contemporary European restaurant

Vegetarian / vegan options?

Yes


Gluten-free options?

Yes

Recommended dish

Chicken liver paté for brunch

Menu price range

Two set menus for brunch: 250 DKK and 350 DKK

Busiest day/time

Weekend dinners and brunches

Quietest day/time

Weekday lunches and dinners

Changing table for babies?

Yes

Hygge factor (1 – 5)

5

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