Editors’ Picks: The Best Restaurants in Copenhagen

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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Editors’ Picks: Coffee, Pastries & Dessert

La Glace

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, Old City

Hart Bageri

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, Frederiksberg

Juno the Bakery

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, Østerbro

Andersen and Maillard

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, Nørrebro

Democratic Coffee

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, Old City

Editors’ Picks: Lunch


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, 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, Old City


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


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, Nørrebro

John’s Hot Dog Stand

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, Vesterbro


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

Editors’ Picks: Dinner


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


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, Østerbro

Sticks ‘n Sushi

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

Hija de Sanchez

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, Vesterbro


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, 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, Old City


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, Nørrebro

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