Resembling a grandma’s home, Mormor is a cozy café in downtown Copenhagen, serving a range of homemade pastry treats, cakes and comfort lunch fares.

Floral wallpapers, wooden furniture and some quirky antique toys and decorative pieces incongruously create a homey and peaceful mood in the busy street of Bredgade, where all the museums, galleries and embassies are located.

Despite its touristy location, Mormor has some very friendly staff with a genuine smile – they may even give you a thumb-up when you try to speak some broken Danish.

Address: Bredgade 45 1260 Copenhagen K, Denmark

Telephone: +45 33 16 07 00



Sidecar is one of our favorite places for weekend brunches. Treat yourself to a delicious semi-buffet, indulge in a selection of fresh fruits, salads, cheese, smørrebrød and sweets beautifully presented in the central table, while your set of warm dishes prepared straight from the kitchen are served at your table.

On the menu are also a wide range of a la carte options, ranging from American pancakes, waffles, granolas to veggie breakfast plate and more.

Apart from coffee, the popular restaurant also serves some great fresh juices, smoothies and cocktails.

Address: Skyttegade 5, Nørrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark

Telephone: +45 2099 9727


This café on Stefensgade is definitely one of our favorite office-away-from-the-offices in Copenhagen. The small coffee shop has a real neighhourhood vibe – meaning, the owner and baristas would recognize you if you visit often enough. Customers seems to be regulars and know one another. Digital nomads frequently occupy the “work desks” tucked in the back of the café, while family and friends enjoy the homey communal table by the entrance, chitchatting with the café staff, or relaxing alfresco.

nørrested nørrebro copenhagen københavn
Nørrested is a work friendly cafe in Nørrebro, Copenhagen

The space also houses art works and designer lighting pieces, offering ‘food for thoughts’ while you are having a writer’s block.

Address: Stefansgade 47, Copenhagen, Nørrebro, Denmark

Telephone: + 45 60 63 93 39

Café Øieblikket

Café Øieblikket, meaning “Café Moment”, is an espresso bar with a large alfresco seating area at the The Royal Library of Denmark.

On a nice day, the deck is filled with sun-loving coffee lovers hanging out at the harbor.

Our picks include their homemade chocolate and sweet pastry treats prepared by their own chef, and naturally, house-blend brew from Estate Coffee.

Address: Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Den Sorte Diamant, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, 1221 Copenhagen K, Denmark

Telephone: +45 33 47 41 06

Café August B

Located in the foyer of The Royal Danish Theatre’s Old Stage, Café August B is named after August Bournonville, an iconic figure in the Danish ballet tradition.

Enjoy humble, organic and fair traded food and drinks at this small café facing Nyhavn and Magasin Du Nord.

Address: Kongens Nytorv, 1017 Copenhagen K, Denmark

Telephone: +45 27 79 63 15


A new café has arrived at one of Copenhagen’s most happening streets, Jægersborggade. Gonzo feels spacious and cozy. With large windows, plenty of plants and space, the café is an airy den. It is almost as if it was designed like a household living room so kids and kidults could run around freely as adults and grown-up (alike) could have some conversations.

On the menu are plenty of organic and natural options, such as craft beer by Herslev Bryghus, some natural wines, organic filtered coffee and herbal tea, as well as a host of cakes. Organic breakfast plates are served daily while brunch dishes are available on weekends.

What makes it more special is its weekly community dinner on Monday at 100kr/adult, 75kr/child from 3-7, and complimentary for the little ones under 3. Naturally, the grower friendly place serves plenty of vegetarian bites for those who do not eat meat, or are a support of the green Monday movement. Whether you are simply visiting the capital city of Denmark, new in town or have lived here for your whole life, Gonzo offers an authentic communal /social dining experience (Fællesspisning) that has been recently trending in Copenhagen.

Address: Jægersborggade 32 Copenhagen, Denmark 2200 N, Denmark

Telephone: 27 24 42 98


Hyggestund is Mikkeller’s latest venture with a twist. Located next to the original Mikkeller Bar and its sophisticated open sandwich specialist Øl & Brød in the vibrant street in Veserbro, Hyggestund is a cozy place serving American-dining style all-day-breakfast.

Expect comfort foods for your guilty pleasure – eggs, bacon, sausages, burgers, pancakes, donuts, bagels and more. Did we mention that the man handling all the sweet sensations is Milton Addison Abel, who has honed through his culinary career in Michelin-starred establishments including Denmark’s pride, Noma, and The French Laundry in the United States.

Of course, the menu wouldn’t be completed without a long list of craft beers – it is a Mikkeller restaurant after all.

Address: Viktoriagade 6, Vesterbro, København V, Danmark