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Copenhagen Guide: Cafes, Smorgasbords & Bars


Copenhagen Guide: Cafes, Smorgasbords & Bars

Izabella Simmons April 25, 2010

Select Copenhagen Cafes, Smorgasbord, and Bars.

Bio Mio Located in the hip meat-packing district, Bio Mio recently opened in a former tool workshop to provide customers with an affordable, healthy, and ecologically sustainable dining experience. A haven for vegetarians.

Ida Davidsen Snack like the locals at this original Smørrebrød restaurant, offering open rye bread sandwiches topped with savory boiled egg and dill, beet root, mackerel, roast onion, and cold meats. Ida Davidsen's extensive menu offers 250 smørrebrød variations, the largest selection in town.

Royal Cafe This picturesque concept cafe offers long communal tables, three-foot-high royal portraits, and animated murals designed by firms such as Holmegaard, Bang & Olufsen, and Fritz Hansen. Located next door to the Royal Copenhagen flagship store on Strøget, the Royal Cafe is the home of the open-faced sushi-style sandwich called Smushi.

Cafe Glyptoteket This light-filled luncheon café at the Glyptoteket Museum (opened in 1897) offers homemade delicacies and no fewer than seven homemade pastries daily.

A.C. Perch's Thehandel This family-owned tea shop located in Christianshavn has brewed tea since 1835 for generations of tea drinkers.

K-Bar This grownup hot spot in the heart of Copenhagen is operated by Kirsten Holm, a well-known mixologist who fashions sophisticated cocktails for the late-night set.

Ruby Bar Copenhagen’s glamorous hidden lounge located in a remodeled apartment in an 18th century residential building and is considered one of Europe's best cocktail clubs.

Pølse This commoners' Danish red sausage is served at food carts on city corners; when accompanied by a Tuborg Pilsner, it makes for a perfect quick bite when you're out and about exploring town. See a Video of Pølse carts in Copenhagen.

Wienerbrød This famous Danish pastry can be found in most Danish bakeries and bonbon shops.

Flødeboller This Danish specialty can be found on most sweet lists; it's a biscuit base topped with soft meringue coated in chocolate.

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