Eat, Drink + Be Cozy in Copenhagen

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I. LOVED. COPENHAGEN. To me, it's a beautiful mix of London + Amsterdam...with a little bit of Hamburg popping through.  Copenhagen is clean, luxury, hip and super stylish  - go ahead and add this city to your future travel agenda...I'll meet you there ;)

Just a 4 hour drive from Aalborg, we headed down to Copenhagen for the long Easter weekend. While it was FREEZING most of the time we were there, we more than enjoyed our visit with plenty of delicious food + bev.

JD and I wandered through the city and found some amazing places - which is not hard to do in Copenhagen. Pretty much every restaurant, cafe and bar is designed with cozy details and warm vibes.

If you find yourself in Copenhagen, here are just a few places I would recommend during your city stroll:

1. ILLUM ROOFTOP

Located at the top of this luxury shopping mall is a sweet little cafe that overlooks the city. If all the shopping makes you hungry, then there are a few restaurants on the same level :)

2. BAR NEXT DOOR

One of the best cocktails during our trip was from here! It was a gin infused drink topped with passion fruit - so refreshing! Bar Next Door is a cozy and casual bar nestled against the lake...perfect spot to start your happy hour :)

3. GRAN TORINO

After your cocktail at Bar Next Door, you can hop over to this Italian restaurant :) Their specialty is gourmet pizzas - just look at JD's chorizo, mushroom and rosemary pizza. YUM. They also have an all you can drink wine menu on the weekends ( yes, please!).  

2. SOCIAL

A hipster coffee + brunch cafe along the Lakes with simplistic, warm and natural interiors. 

3. GAVLEN

Just down the street from our airbnb in the Norrebo area, we stumbled into this restaurant for lunch...and, the burger had the tastiest seasoning. It. was. so. good.  Simple wooden tables and chairs filled the space, and I fell in love with the warm interiors and "homey" vibe. 

3. UNION KITCHEN

Make a reservation or expect a wait -  either way, try this place! It's a small, trendy and hip restaurant and the food has some serious flavor. It's located in the Nyhavn area, which is a must see area due to the beautiful colored buildings and where the famous Danish fairytale writer, Hans Christian Andersen, lived.

4. TIGHT

Yes. That is a mac-n-cheese spring roll with bacon. Yes. It was delicious. So was the traditional Danish schnitzel pictured right :)

 

5. THE OLIVE

Hands down the best dinner we had during our visit. It is a little pricier, but worth the quality food + service! We started dinner off with some cocktails and apps :) JD chose the salmon tartar (which he raved over) and I had the roasted beetroots with goat-cheese (I too raved over ;) ). We both ended up ordering the flank steak with braised veggies and sweet potato puree in a rosemary sauce. If we go back, I would definitely get that dish again!


This was our first visit to Copenhagen, and I have the feelin' it won't be our last...I can't wait to go back when the city is in full bloom and add more places to this list😍

food is our common ground, a universal experience
— James Beard
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