Earlier this year I had the opportunity to visit one of my dream cities, Copenhagen. It's always been on my list of places to see, so I jumped at the chance to add it our itinerary, even if it was only brief! Our time was nothing short of picturesque, with beautiful spring blooms, clear blue skies, crisp, sunny days and those gorgeous swans drifting through the lakes. If you even have the chance to go, I highly recommend it. These are a few of my favourite places from our trip, and I'm already trying to work out how I can try to go again next year. Enjoy!
My friend Hannah-Rose recommended both these breakfast places to me, and they are everything. I loved Atelier September so much that we ended up popping back again just before we flew out. The interiors are beautifully light-filled and tastefully decorated, the menu is short and sweet, but more than everything you could want. My ideal breakfast situation was the rye bread with boiled eggs and cheese, a granola bowl shared with my husband, and of course, coffee. Yum!
Gothersgade 30, 1123 København K
Grød is the Danish word for porridge, and if that doesn't get you excited, I don't know what will. I'm an absolute porridge fiend in winter, which made a crisp spring morning the perfect time to pop in for a steamy bowl of goodness. Ordering is fairly simple (they also have an English menu), you can choose from a list of pre-designed combinations, or make your own. There are three different porridge bases to choose from (regular oat, 3 grain and gluten free) and a whole lot of tasty toppings. My favourite was apple compote with organic skyr (Icelandic yogurt) and granola. You'll be back for more, I can guarantee it.
Jægersborggade 50, 2200 København N
Museums & Galleries
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
I dedicated a whole post to Louisiana because it is just that amazing. If you have time, the train trip is more than worth it to get to explore the grounds and collection. Read more here.
Gl Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk
An amazing market hall located right in the centre of the city, this is a must-stop for food lovers. There are two separate covered markets which offer everything from pastries, to coffee, sushi, charcuterie, cheese, chocolates and everything in between. There are also open produce and flower vendors in the courtyard between if you fancy some fresh blooms. I recommend Coffee Collective for your morning brew, Summerbird (such beautiful packaging!) for chocolate, and I should probably mention there is a mini Grød here too if you don need another porridge fix.
Frederiksborggade 21, 1360 København K
A gorgeous cafe in the area of Nørrebro with impeccably styled interiors (think lovely tiled floors inside and petite marble tables out front) and delicious freshly bakes bread. They offer a small assortment of lunch offerings, or you can grab a bowl of pasta from Bæst, their neighbouring Italian restaurant.
Guldbergsgade 29, 2200 København N
Frederick's Church & Amalienborg Palace
These two are located right next to each other and offer such a great glimpse of Danish design history. Frederick's, also know as The Marble Church, is a stunning ode to Rococco architecture, while the palace, home to the Danish royal family, with its four facades is a beauty to take in.
Frederiksgade 4, 1265 København
Amalienborg Slotsplads 5, 1257 København K
An old part of the harbour, Nyhavn may be a little touristy but it's also very beautiful. Grab an ice cream and stroll around the waterfront while you take in all the brightly coloured buildings.
Nyhavn 1-71, 1051 København K
I loved visiting the gardens in Spring, such a beautiful place to spend an afternoon. Be sure to check the opening hours for the greenhouses on the day of your visit so you don't miss out.
Gothersgade 130, 1353 København
Over in Nørrebro, these very picturesque grounds are the burial place of many notable Danes. This is where you'll find the memorial stone of Hans Christian Anderson.
Kapelvej 4, 2200 København N
A very cute little boutique in Nørrebro filled with chic Danish brands and cult beauty favourites including Embryolisse, Marvis and Mario Badescu.
Guldbergsgade 20, 2200 København
A local favourite for their effortlessly wearable designs. It's not so easy to get Ganni here in Australia so I made the most of their various boutique locations!
Gammel Kongevej 82, Frederiksberg C 1850
Acne on sale? Yes please! A great opportunity to find past season pieces at greatly dicsounted prices.
Elmegade 21, 2200 København N
Hay is one of the first brands that comes to mind when I think of Danish homewares. I have a few pieces in my own apartment, and you'll definitely be able to spot them throughout the city. This is their flagship store housed in a beautiful converted apartment. Definitely a go-to for interior inspiration.
Østergade 61, 1100 København K
Hope is actually from Stockholm, but I loved discovering this dedicated boutique in the heart of the city's shopping precinct. They make amazing basic tees and those beautiful chunky knit 'Grand' sweaters which are perfect for those European winters.
Pilestræde 19, 1112 København K
This was one of the star meals of our trip, located very conveniently around the corner from our Air BNB. We walked past the restaurant on arrival and decided to enquire about a booking. After doing a bit of research and having our host recommend it, we were sold. The rustic interiors are amazing, and the three course tasting meal was a beautiful introduction to Nordic cuisine. There are also a few extra surprises throughout, so be sure to bring your appetite!
Nørre Farimagsgade 41, 1364 København K
On our first night in Copenhagen Rohan and I were both on the hunt for a fresh, light meal. Green Sushi had come recommended to us and was only a 10 minute walk from where we were staying so it seemed like a good call. Sitting upstairs by the window with a glass of organic wine and enjoying an amazing sushi tasting place was a great way to start our trip. Everything is organic, super fresh and of course deliscous. They also offer several vegetaria and vegan options.
Grønnegade 28, 1107 København K
Photos by Rohan Peterson and I.