Copenhagen for foodies

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Have you been to Copenhagen and visited any of these places?

  • Monique | WritingMonique

    Oh! The food looks absolutely delicious!


  • http://www.mirandasnotebook.com Miranda | Miranda’s Notebook

    Oooh, definitely saving this post! I always love knowing the good foodie spots of any city, and I really want to visit Copenhagen myself sometime. xxx

  • http://mitziemeeblog.com/ Mitzie Mee

    Happy to hear that you liked Copenhagen. I grew up in Jylland, but Copenhagen was my home city for 4 years, immediately before I moved to Dubai. I had dinner at Noma last year, and I’ve been meaning to try out Bror forever. The poached eggs at Lillebror really looks perfect!

  • jillian totaro

    Those dishes look so yummy!
    xo, jill

  • http://acrossthehogsback.wordpress.com/ Gianni Washington

    I love food posts, and the food in this post sounds delicious. It’s probably a good thing you didn’t add a pic of the cinnamon buns b/c I’d probably pass out.

  • http://www.travelalphas.com Maddy & Mauricio

    We were just in Copenhagen about three weeks ago and again last week. SO much good food!! And it’s such a lovely city too, aside from its food. Great post! All of this looks and sounds delicious!

  • http://lovefromberlin.net/ rae

    Oh wow this place looks absolutely amazing! I really want to go to Copenhagen this summer, so I will definitely need to check nomo out!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  • http://ancaslifestyle.co.uk/ Anca

    Those eggs look so delicious. I like the idea of the frozen berries blitzed with yogurt and granola on top, it sounds more like a dessert than a breakfast :)

  • http://dreaming-arcadia.com/ Shellyyum

    That looks delicious! ^^

  • http://www.themidnightblog.com/ Charlotte

    Just reading “cinnamon buns” makes my mouth water. I would love to visit Copenhagen someday!

  • sileas

    Now you definitely made me wanna visit Copenhagen! I love breakfast, so I’m definitely saving Lillebror but the other meals look delicious as well!

  • http://sarastrauss.blogspot.com/ Sara Strauss

    Literally drooling right now! These pictures are making me so hungry! Yum!

  • http://www.mintnotion.com/ Eden Mint

    That berries and yoghurt breakfast sounds delicious! I’d love to try recreating that at home sometime. Looks like you had an amazing time in Copenhagen, thanks for sharing your food picks with us!


  • jillian totaro

    These looks so amazing, what a great trip!
    xo, jill

  • http://harrietemily.com Harriet Emily

    I reeeeallly want to visit Copenhagen, it sounds so amazing – and the food looks so delicious! I definitely need to go there soon!

  • http://roadesque.com Valerie Price

    Oh wow, the food looks amazing! Sounds like it was a wonderful trip!


  • http://www.tapeparade.wordpress.com Laila

    Excellent post, really in depth and brilliant! I’m hoping to go to Copenhagen in the next few months so this is perfect :) xx

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  • http://theleeday.com/ annie lee

    I’ve never been to copenhagen but from what i read it seems like a lovely city!


  • http://www.fullofbeansandsausages.com/ Holly Hollyson

    That poached egg looks so perfect! I think that looks like the best out of the bunch! This was a great amount of meals in restaurants for one day! I don’t think I have ever eaten all of my meals out before, I definitely should though, it seems so decadent!

  • http://adventitiousviolet.com/ Camila @ AdventitiousViolet

    Awww you’re making me drool with these photos! It looks delicious! Another great reason to go to Copenhagen! :D