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Brunch bonanza: the 10 best spots for brunch in Copenhagen

Explore Copenhagen’s hottest brunch spots

Copenhagen’s brunch scene is diverse and exciting, offering plenty to choose from. You’ll find a mix of traditional Scandinavian dishes and international flavours, with options to satisfy all your brunch cravings. Whether you’re after a filling meal or something lighter and healthier, Copenhagen’s brunches will provide. The city’s restaurants, ranging from cosy historical spots to sleek, modern places, enhance the dining experience. You can enjoy everything from a fancy afternoon tea to a laid-back brunch where you can pick and choose your favourites. Plus, there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.

Atelier September Copenhagen Denmark restaurant café
Atelier September Copenhagen Denmark restaurant café

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Atelier September

The award for Copenhagen’s most Instagrammed breakfast goes to Atelier September. But the all-day eatery and café’s qualities go much deeper than its perfectly shingled avocado on whole-grain toast and other handsome dishes – chef and owner Frederik Bille Brahe has created a buzzing space that feels homey and cool at the same time. We highly recommend the yoghurt topped with granola, zucchini jam, matcha and basil. Bille Brahe also runs sister spots Apollo Bar & Kantine at Charlottenborg Palace and Kafeteria SMK in the National Gallery of Denmark. If we have to pick one of them, our pick would be the Atelier September’s central location at Kronprinsessegade.

Atelier September
Kronprinsessegade 62
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Atelier september

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Cadence

Up-and-coming Carlsberg Byen, the neighbourhood where Danish industrialist and philanthropist founded the Carlsberg brewery in 1847, is attracting a hip urban crowd. At Cadence, one of the district’s newest eateries, brunch is healthy, vegan-friendly and plentiful. Their signature, the sweet potato pancakes, come with seasonal toppings such as apple compote and crème fraîche or hazelnut crumble and warm miso butterscotch. The people behind Cadence also run The Sixteen Twelve, a coffee shop and eatery in the Nørrebro neighbourhood.

Cadence
Ny Carlsberg Vej 40
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Cadence

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Apollo Bar

Apollo Bar is located in Copenhagen’s Kunsthal Charlottenborg and actually offers more than just brunch. This elegantly designed space boasts bespoke features like handblown glass lamps and a striking red bar. As the city gets a little windy at times, we find the courtyard a relaxing and protected spot for an al fresco brunch. Chef Frederik Bille Brahe’s menu showcases simplicity and freshness, emphasizing local, seasonal ingredients. The bar complements with a selection of fine wines and creative cocktails. Unique for its evolving nature, Apollo Bar thrives on the dynamic between guests​.

Apollo Bar
Nyhavn 2
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Apollo Bar

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Les Trois Cochons

Les Trois Cochons in Copenhagen offers a distinctly French culinary experience including the atmosphere. Set in the happening Vesterbro district, the restaurant showcases a warm, inviting interior that channels the spirit of a Parisian bistro. The menu features classic French dishes with a modern twist, incorporating fresh, local ingredients. Signature offerings include vol-au-vent filled with mushrooms, rapini, peas, and haricot verts, alongside other delicacies like gougères with truffle cream and comté, all hearty dishes perfect for a lazy weekend brunch in Copenhagen.

Les Trois Cochons
Værnedamsvej 10
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Les trois cochons

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Lille Petra

Lille Petra, located in Copenhagen’s Kronprinsessegade, marries Scandinavian minimalism with cosy elegance. Operated by &Tradition, this café-cum-design showroom is adorned in golden tones and plush blue velvet booths, creating a serene setting, which is what we sometimes love for brunch! Its menu promotes sustainability, featuring local ingredients and offerings from its own garden, with dishes accommodating gluten-free and lactose-free diets. Signature items include homemade croissants and Skyr with berries for and fresh burrata.

Lille Petra
Krinprinsessegade 4
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Lille Petra

Studio X Kitchen Copenhagen Denmark restaurant review
Studio X Kitchen Copenhagen Denmark restaurant review

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Studio X Kitchen

A Venue that is a seamless blend of design and dining, Studio X Kitchen sits near the tranquil Kongens Have. This café, extending from the Studio X Store, is marked by a serene ambiance and a focus on seasonal, vegetable-centric cuisine. Chef Stephannie Liu, formerly of Apollo, crafts visually stunning and flavourful dishes using locally sourced ingredients. The space itself integrates aesthetic design with culinary fineship, offering a unique dining experience ideal for a reflective brunch or a wholesome lunch in the historic neighbourhood​.

Studio X Kitchen
Dronningens Tværgade 52
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Studio X Kitchen

Kompa’9 Copenhagen Denmark restaurant review
Kompa’9 Copenhagen Denmark restaurant review

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Kompa’9

We love how Kompa’9 in Copenhagen offers a cozy, welcoming atmosphere. Perhaps it is just that, that contributes to it being popular for its excellent coffee and tasty brunch options. Nestled in the city’s Indre By district, this café is known for its European and Scandinavian dishes, providing vegetarian and vegan options. Reviewers frequently praise the quality of the food, the friendly staff, and the value for money, making it a well-liked destination among both locals and tourists. We can’t help but agree. The setting is described as rustic and warm, perfect for a relaxing break over coffee and pastries​.

Kompa’9
Kompagnistræde 9
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Kompa’9

Granola Copenhagen Denmark restaurant review
Granola Copenhagen Denmark restaurant review

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Granola

Granola in Copenhagen combines French café charm with Danish nostalgia. Located on Værnedamsvej, it features a decor reminiscent of the 1950s with a vintage coffee mill, colourful enamel signs, and old-world counters. Granola has been around for many years and the lived-in feel of it makes us return time and time again. This café serves freshly brewed coffee, creamy ice cream, and an array of homemade treats. Renowned for its delightful breakfasts, Granola offers a sweet breakfast plate including pancakes, cinnamon toast, homemade Nutella, and more. The inviting atmosphere, underscored by classic music from the 50s and 60s, makes Granola an essential experience for visitors seeking an authentic and memorable brunch in Copenhagen​.

Granola
Værnedamsvej 5
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Granola

Café Pixie Copenhagen Denmark café review
Café Pixie Copenhagen Denmark café review

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Café Pixie

With its location on a quiet street near bustling Østerbrogade in Copenhagen, Café Pixie is a hub of charm and warmth, drawing locals and visitors alike with its buzzing, homey atmosphere. The interior is adorned with bright colours and quirky details, including a distinctive stuffed fox on the wall, contributing to the café’s inviting vibe. Known for its commitment to quality, Café Pixie offers a selection of simple yet delicious dishes made from ingredients sourced from “happy animals.” The café is particularly renowned for its brunch offerings, which avoid the typical lavish spreads in favour of more thoughtfully prepared, tasty options.

Café Pixie
Løgstørgade 2
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Café Pixie

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The Union Kitchen

The Union Kitchen, located in several spots around Copenhagen, including our personal favourite branch in Østerbro, offers a unique blend of dining and spirited bar atmosphere. This eatery stands out for its signature offerings such as “English balls” — diverse meatballs served with an assortment of fillings and sauces. The place also boasts a selection of inventive cocktails, some available on tap, enhancing any brunch! The décor, featuring 1930s newspaper clippings and rustic furnishings, complements the historical vibe of its settings, making it a prime destination for those eager to enjoy robust meals in a cosy atmosphere.

The Union Kitchen
Østerfarimagsgade 16A
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of The Union Kitchen

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