With Christmas and all of December’s festivities, I got slightly distracted with posts about the season and never quite got round to finishing off my series of blogs on Copenhagen.
We visited Denmark’s incredible capital last October and you might remember from my first post, I feel truly, madly deeply in love with this amazing place. And it’s food. For a relatively small city, Copenhagen has an incredible offering on the food front, from world’s best restaurant winner, Noma, to artisan coffee shops and bars serving fantastic cocktails.
One of the standout places we went for breakfast was Lillebror. Sister restaurant to the acclaimed Bror, we planned to scout out Lillebror for breakfast after it had been recommended to us, only to find out that it was in the building to the left of our hotel. Talk about fortuitous. But back to the breakfast. Now, I’m a firm believer that poached eggs on toast are one of the nicest breakfasts you can eat, but only if they are done right. Lillebror didn’t just do them right, they did them perfectly. Two beautifully poached eggs were presented on lightly buttered rye bread toast topped with a sprinkling of parsley. Wow is really the only word to describe this breakfast. I’d say more about the coffee, which was also perfect, but in this instance it’s all about the eggs.
Lillebror only has a couple of breakfast options on the menu; eggs, bacon sandwiches, pastries and berries. Rob went for the berries and yoghurt option, which turned out to be frozen berries and yoghurt blitzed to make something that resembled ice cream, which was then topped with a little granola. Again, as breakfasts go, this was pretty outstanding.
Following our breakfast at Lillebror, we hit the shops. Hard. Copenhagen’s shopping street is the longest pedestrianised street in Europe, so you can imagine how many shops there were for me to make my way through. A long morning of trying things on and humming and hawing of over what to buy left me hungry. We stopped off at Cafe Europa 1989 in the city centre and devoured two very hearty salads. Rob had the chicken Caesar and I had a goat’s cheese salad which came with buckwheat, leaves and loads of fresh vegetables. It was delicious and not to mention, hearty. It completely threw off our plans to have cake in the afternoon as we were so full.
A little more shopping was par for the course for the afternoon, as we hit the homeware stores, planning our fictional dream home in the Copenhagen countryside. Before we knew it, it was 7 o’clock and you guessed it, tummies were rumbling again and it was time for something more substantial; a burger to be exact.
Our burger cravings were well and truly met at Cocks & Cows, a burger and cocktail restaurant which again was joined onto our hotel (I really didn’t plan to have two such brilliant restaurants so close, I just got lucky). This burger restaurant is based on a pretty classic premise; choose your burger, the type of fries you want and the sauce you would like. The photos don’t really do it justice, but the burgers were damn fine and so filling, we didn’t need dessert.
After a restful night’s sleep we had to get ourselves to the airport to fly home, but not before some delicious cinnamon buns and coffee at Sankt Peders Bakery. Unsurprisingly, a cinnamon bun in the land that’s famous for them was quite incredible.
I have one more Copenhagen food highlight coming up, but it was so good, it deserves its very own post, so I’ll be blogging about it next week.
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