Top Tables

Top Tables: Copenhagen’s Best Restaurants

Indagare is always scouting for the newest best restaurants, classic spots and neighborhood gems that feel like a special find. Though the restaurant scene changes often, here is our current list of top tables in Copenhagen, for any occasion.

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Top Tables: Coffee, Pastries & Dessert

Hart Bageri

Frederiksberg

This bakery is a must stop for Denmark’s notorious cardamom buns—their version is made with leftover croissant dough so the texture is more flaky and buttery than a typical bun. Gammel Kongevej 109

Andersen and Maillard

Nørrebro

This charming pastry and coffee shop has a great vibe, open-face breakfast sandwiches and tasty pastries (especially the almond croissant and lighter hvedar bun). Nørrebrogade 62

Democratic Coffee

Old City

Adjacent to the Copenhagen Main Library, this local favorite is a great choice for coffee after climbing to the top of the Round Tower for views. Krystalgade 15

La Glace

Old City

As Ladurée macaroons are to Paris so are La Glace’s sports cakes to Copenhagen: the iconic national sweet treat with crushed nougat, profiteroles and a macaron base. Skoubogade 3

Juno the Bakery

Østerbro

Serving some of the city’s best cardamom buns in Østerbro, it’s best to get to Juno first thing in the morning for the best picks and short lines. Århusgade 48

Top Tables: Lunch

Brus

Nørrebro

Set inside a renovated industrial factory, Brus is one of Copenhagen’s coolest brewpubs, where visitors can sample a wide range of beers on tap and craft cocktails while enjoying Asian-inspired tapas. Guldbergsgade 29F

Palaegade

Old City

This is the place to try the best smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches on dark bread), with traditional choices such as herring and roast beef with horseradish. Palægade 8

Schonnemann

Old City

Schonnemann is the must-visit restaurant for a Scandinavian meal that is only open for lunch. Hauser Plads 16

Torvehallerne

Old City

The most famous food hall in Copenhagen has local options for a casual lunch, from smørrebrød to seafood, coffee to sweets. Frederiksborggade 21

John’s Hot Dog Stand

Vesterbro

Famous for its dogs and homemade condiments, this small stand is located just outside of the city’s main train station and is a great place to grab a snack or quick lunch when visiting the Tivoli Gardens. Bernstorffsgade 18

Fiskebar

Vesterbro

Fiskebar serves some of the freshest seafood in town but without the Michelin-star pricing to go with it. Flæsketorvet 100

Top Tables: Dinner

Barr

Christianshavn

In the space of the original Noma, Barr is a refined spot serving incredible seasonal menus. Strandgade 93

Baest

Nørrebro

Ask any local and they’ll likely send you to Baest for incredible pizza, amazing romaine salad (their version of a Caesar) and tiramisu. Guldbergsgade 29

Geranium

Østerbro

At this three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Chef Rasmus Koefed focuses on creative, terroir-led Scandinavian cuisine that he serves in the bright and cozy eighth-floor dining room. Per Henrik Lings Allé 4

Koefoed

Old City

Located in a former coal cellar, Koefoed is a charming small restaurant where the chefs' cuisine pays tribute to the special island of Borneholm. Landgreven 3

Orangeriet

Old City

In a glass house on the edge of the park, Orangeriet is a great choice for a casual meal in good weather, especially in the summer sun. Kronprinsessgade 13

Sticks ’n Sushi

Østerbro

Now a popular chain in London, Sticks 'n Sushi started in Denmark and is a local favorite. Øster Farimagsgade 16

Hija de Sanchez

Vesterbro

Tacos might not be the first dish that comes to mind when picturing Copenhagen dining, but Hija de Sanchez’s Rosio Sanchez breaks all barriers with her casual ode to Mexico. Slagterboderne 8

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