Little Black Book

The Danish Chef Guide to Eating Out in Copenhagen

by Bo Bech
Photo courtesy of Mielcke Hurtigkarl.

To find out where locals eat out in Copenhagen, we turned to Bo Bech, the award-winning Danish chef behind hot spot Geist and former host of Danish television series Knife to the Throat. From breakfast eggs to late night eats on a stick, the man does not mince words when it comes to naming favorites.

Granola Café
Værnedamsvej 5; +45-33-25-00-80
The best spot for breakfast. It feels so homey.

Cafe Zeze
Ny Østergade 20; +45-33-14-23-90
Another morning favorite. I go for the eggs and because there's no fight over the newspapers.

The Coffee Factory
Gothersgade 21; +45-33-14-15-82
This is the place for coffee. Bent is simply the best. Try her buns with butter and honey.

Restaurant Schønneman
Hauser Plads 16; +45-33-12-07-85
Good for lunch — it doesn't get more Danish than this.

Yan's Wok
Bagerstræde 9; +45-33-23-73-33
My little hideaway for Chinese take-out. It's the real McCoy — no tourists here.

Mielcke & Hurtigkarl
Frederiksberg Runddel 1; +45-38-34-84-36
Fine dining in the Fredriksberg gardens. Just go there, you won't regret it.

Jægersborggade 41; +45-36-96-66-09
My favorite place for a late-night dinner after a long day at work.

Istedgade 105; +45-33-22-89-93
The best junk food after a night on the town. Ask for Turkish bread with lamb kebabs and lots of chilies.


Kongens Nytorv 8
Copenhagen 1050, Denmark

Artfully presented quality fare from one of Copenhagen's best chefs. Meals start with an endless stream of his famous sour dough bread. The signature avocado and caviar starter is a must, as are the mashed potatoes with pickled brown crab. Servings are small so order up. This isn't the place to skip desert — the Air in Air in Air Tiramisu is as light and fluffy as the name suggests.


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