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Top brews: the 5 best specialty coffee shops in Copenhagen

The taste-tested guide to Copenhagen’s best coffee shops

In Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, the specialty coffee scene is a vibrant showcase of Nordic excellence in coffee craftsmanship. Our guide highlights the premier coffee shops in Copenhagen, each distinguished by their commitment to quality, innovation and sustainability in coffee brewing. These establishments are destinations for connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike, offering insights into the meticulous process of bean selection, roasting and brewing that defines the specialty coffee movement. Through exploring these coffee shops, we hope to give you an appreciation for Copenhagen’s unique contribution to the global coffee culture, characterised by a deep respect for the coffee bean and the craft of bringing its best flavours to the cup.

La Cabra Copenhagen Denmark coffee shop review
La Cabra Copenhagen Denmark coffee shop review

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La Cabra

La Cabra’s Møntergade outpost in Copenhagen, located within the Another Aspect shop, is a stylish haven for coffee aficionados. Renowned for its crisp, bright brews and select pastries from Democratic Coffee, this café blends sustainability and aesthetic excellence. Chef Rasmus Søgaard leads with a focus on quality and innovative flavours. The minimalist decor, designed by Another Aspect, reflects their commitment to timeless, responsible fashion. Fun fact: their collaboration began in 2020 with a line of café uniforms. Typical offerings include single-origin coffees and artisanal pastries, making it a must-visit in Copenhagen’s fashion district​​.

La Cabra
Møntergade 3A,
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of La Cabra

April Ryesgade Copenhagen Denmark coffee shop review

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April

April Coffee, situated in Copenhagen’s Østerbro district, is a haven for coffee enthusiasts. Founded by Patrik Rolf, a finalist in the 2023 World Barista Championship, April Coffee is dedicated to roasting the highest quality beans, ensuring masterpiece cups of coffee. The minimalist decor, designed in collaboration with A. Petersen, creates a serene environment for enjoying their offerings, which include espresso, filter coffee and canelés baked by Omegn og Venner. April Coffee also features a unique selection of merchandise and brewing equipment​​. April can be found in a few different locations in Copenhagen, but our personal favourite is this one on Ryesgade.

April
Ryesgade 86A
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of April

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Prolog Østerbro Copenhagen Denmark specialty coffee roaster
Prolog Østerbro Copenhagen Denmark specialty coffee roaster

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Prolog Østerbro

Prolog Coffee at Randersgade in Østerbro offers a unique experience with light-roasted beans highlighting notes of berries and citrus. Helmed by Jonas Gehl, Danish barista champion of 2018 and 2019, this cosy spot features minimalist decor perfect for savouring their coffee. Enjoy pastries from Juno the Bakery, adding to the appeal. Prolog’s quirky DIY marshmallow setup is a fun touch. For those exploring more of Copenhagen, Prolog also has a bustling location in the Meatpacking District, making it a go-to destination for coffee lovers across the city​.

Prolog Østerbro
Randersgade 45
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Prolog Østerbro

Hip Hop Copenhagen Denmark coffee shop review
Hip Hop Copenhagen Denmark coffee bar

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Hip Hop

Located in Frederiksberg, this is a small yet vibrant café owned by Lucas Allen, an American coffee aficionado with over thirteen years of experience. Despite its modest 20-square-metre size, the café brims with style and atmosphere, making it a must-visit. The menu features all the classics, from espresso to flat white, each brewed with care, bordering on nerdiness, including daily water quality checks. The decor is simple and functional, perfectly complementing the café’s focus on quality coffee. Fun fact: the café’s name and music reflect Lucas’s love for hip hop, creating a unique and lively environment​.

Hip Hop
Frederiksberg Allé 41b
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Hip Hop

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Original Coffee Store Kongensgade

Original Coffee at Store Kongensgade is a gem in Copenhagen, offering meticulously crafted coffee made from locally roasted beans by Kontra Coffee. The café is situated in a light-filled 1800s building with high ceilings and arched windows, designed by Space Between to blend classic and contemporary styles. The menu features espresso, filter coffee and plant-based options, alongside baked goods from their organic bakery in the Meatpacking District. The inviting atmosphere includes multiple seating zones and a coffee lab for training and events. This location is particularly charming, overlooking the historic Nyboder row houses​.

Original Coffee
Store Kongensgade 124
Coepnhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Original Coffee

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