Copenhagen guide | Part 3
Bierback's guide to
The city centre of Copenhagen has loads to offer. It can sometimes be a bit overwhelming, and hard to decide on where to go as the selection of bars, restaurants, shops and museums can seem endless. Fear not, we've put together a list of places, in different areas, that you can use as landmarks and easy picks when the tummy is rumbling and your hunger is blocking you from deciding.
The main shopping street, Strøget, is actually a good starting point, even if you don't necessarily want to stay on it. But it leads from Rådhuspladsen, through the city and all the way down to Kongens Nytorv and Nyhavn. The smaller streets next to Strøget is worth checking out, and is a good "detour" to avoid the crowded pedestrian street.
1. EAT | DIN NYE VEN
Sankt Peders Stræde 34, 1453 Copenhagen. Our go to spot for breakfast, lunch, an afternoon drink or dinner. Din nye ven, which means "Your new friend" is a very good name, as you really feel like a local in this place. It's low key, simple and straight forward.
2. DO | GLYPTOTEKET
Dantes Plads 7, 1556 Copenhagen. It's hard not to drop your jaw when entering Glyptoteket. Wether you pay the 115 DKK admission fee, or enter for free on Tuesdays, it's worth it. The museum has 10,000 works of art and archaeological objects in several exhibitions. Also worth to mention is the luscious centre, where palm trees and other plants fill the space under the impressive glass dome. And not to forget, the café serves coffee from Prolog which is a reason to visit itself.
3. COFFEE | LAGKAGEHUSET
Frederiksborggade 6, 1360 Copenhagen. Lagkagehuset was founded in 2008 and has since then opened several bakeries all over Denmark. What I appreciate with Lagkagehuset, is that you know what you get, which ever of it's local branches you're going to. The quality is very high, and they also know how to make coffee. Enjoy their bread, buns and (no, not or) cakes at one of their many locations in Copenhagen.
4. DRINK | VED STRANDEN 10
Ved Stranden 10, 1061 Copenhagen. If theres something we look forward to every spring, it's to grab a seat next to the canal and have excellent choices of wine served by experienced people. Add some snacks and good company, and we won't leave for hours.
5. EAT | GASOLINE GRILL
Landgreven 10, 1300 Copenhagen. This is probably the longest we've ever stood in line, waiting to order a burger. There's a good reason though, as the burgers from Gasoline Grill are some of the best we've ever had. The quirky location adds to the experience, and we recommend the truffle fries very, very much.
6. SHOP | STORE STRANDSTRÆDE
Store Strandstræde, 1255 Copenhagen. Escape the Nyhavn madness (even though the multi colored houses are beautiful) by stepping on to the side street that gives you Aiayu, Aesop, Le Labo and kira-cph.com. And The Union Kitchen when you're done shopping.
7. DO | TORVEHALLERNE
Frederiksborggade 21, 1360 Copenhagen. A food market extra extraordinaire. This place will ease your hunger, your thirst and is a great place to pick up a couple of small gifts to bring with you home.