The Coffee Collective

This is my last post from Copenhagen (for now, I'm sure it won't be long until I'm back) but one of the best things to do in the city is sample the many cafes and coffee shops. After all, there's nothing better than taking a break from a day full of shopping and sightseeing, and stopping off for a cup of coffee and a Danish pastry.

The Coffee Factory

A huge array of coffee (plus soya milk, which is pretty hard to come by in Copenhagen) and delicious cake in a cosy, stylish setting. It's on Gothersgade, which is a street full of little independent shops and eateries so it's definitely one for ambling along for an hour or two.

Address: Gothersgade 21, 1123 Copenhagen

Atelier September

Over the road from The Coffee Factory, Atelier September is the place to go for the best avocado on rye bread in the city (and quite possibly the best I've ever tried). Fresh and full of flavour, it's worth making a trip to this part of town for this alone, plus the interior is rustic Scandi heaven. It's quite small and popular so you'll probably end up getting a bit up close and personal with your neighbours - but it's worth it.

Address: Gothersgade 30, 1123 Copenhagen


A charming cafe in Frederiksberg with a 50s and 60s-inspired decor, Granola is a great place to go for breakfast - offering everything from big Danish breakfasts to bacon and egg brioche rolls and American-style pancakes. The service was a little slow when we went there, but the food, drink and ambience made up for it. Plus, the street it's on is gorgeous - make sure you have a bit of time to look in the neighbouring shops.

Address: Værnedamsvej 5, 1819 Frederiksberg 

The Coffee Collective

The Coffee Collective is the place to go if you love great coffee. They roast their own, with each cup consistently smooth and delicious. There are a few around the city but head to Nørrebro for the original - a small basement with window-ledge seating and benches outside. The street has loads of little eateries, colourful houses and an incredible chocolate shop too.

Address: Jægersborggade 10, 2200 Copenhagen