Copenhagen City Guide

A guide to our favourite spots in our beloved hometown

The Copenhagen City Guide is an evocative homage to the city that shaped us. We believe that life is full of contrasts, and therefore, it's no surprise that the city we call home embodies this very principle. Amidst a backdrop of weathered cobblestoned streets, winding canals and baroque palaces, a world-class design culture has taken root, marked by an outpouring of trendy cafes, buzzy eateries, modern art galleries and eclectic community concepts.

Discover our favourite local eateries and design hotspots, explore charming neighbourhoods rich with character, and immerse yourself in landmarks that tell the story of Copenhagen's past and present. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a longtime resident, the Copenhagen City Guide is curated to help you experience the city through our eyes. Join us in celebrating the essence of Copenhagen, from its hidden gems to its iconic institutions, and discover why this city holds a special place in our hearts.

New Mags

Tucked away within the winding streets of Copenhagen's Old Town lies New Mags — a haven for design enthusiasts, discerning aesthetes and readers. Founded in 2016, the bookstore exists to celebrate "the meaningful, the beautiful, the big, the small, the weird, and the essential." Within the walls of its tranquil concept space, visitors are invited to browse a curation of beautifully bound books spanning the realms of lifestyle, design, art and travel, each chosen with intention and a sharp, curatorial eye.

Resto Bar

Landing in the middle of the buzzing Vesterbro Torv, Resto Bar celebrates the simple joys of well-crafted Italian comfort food. Founded by two experienced restauranteers, it offers a curation of romantic yet unpretentious Italian classics, prepared with culinary expertise and meticulous attention to detail. From hearty favourites like handmade pappardelle with rabbit ragù to unexpected offerings such as pigeon, the ever-evolving seasonal menu ensures that there's a dish for every diner.

Brigade Gallery

Primarily operating from its gallery space in Copenhagen's Vesterbro neighbourhood, Brigade is a contemporary gallery and artist residency with an international approach. Born of the desire to foster unique dialogues across a variety of disciplines, the gallery boasts a vibrant collection of artworks from both established and up-and-coming artists. The space is also home to a concept shop and café that offers books, magazines, prints and various enduring design objects.

Dallas Coffee

Perched on a side street off Østerbro's main thoroughfare, Dallas Coffee is a charming local café boasting eclectic, colourful interiors and inventive food offerings that evolve with the seasons. Seating only a handful of patrons, the café offers an intimate yet distinctly welcoming atmosphere. Past and current highlights from their menu include a kimchi peanut butter sandwich and their take on hojicha — a roasted matcha latte served with fresh strawberry syrup.



bird is a hip cocktail and vinyl bar situated in Frederiksberg. The bar's dim lighting and clean, minimalist lines emanate an effortless sense of 'cool', accentuated by the noteworthy record collection showcased behind the bar. A refuge for audiophiles and mixologists alike, bird has garnered a dedicated fan base for its ever-evolving playlists, warm service and expertly crafted beverage menu. The drinks list consists of classic cocktails executed to technical perfection and finished with bright, modern flavours and unexpected twists.


Located a short distance north of Copenhagen, Ordupgaard combines a world-class art collection with open-air exhibitions, unique installations and innovative architectural features. Creating a dialogue between the past and present, the museum is home to an extensive collection of 19th and 20th-century Danish and French artworks. The grounds include a contemporary extension designed by the visionary architect, Zaha Hadid and the home of Danish mid-century legend, Finn Juhl.

FL Coffee Bar

Set amidst charming canals, eclectic houseboats, and the vibrant Freetown of Christiania, Kuglegården 1-5 emerges as a historic gem. Dating back to 1770, this stately building once served as an arsenal for the Danish military. Following an extensive renovation in 2019, it now houses an immersive universe dedicated to all things ferm LIVING. At the heart of this transformation lies our Boutique, Showroom and Coffee Bar, located on the ground floor. Here, you can peruse the entire ferm LIVING collection alongside a thoughtfully curated selection of vintage curio, plants and literature. The FL Coffee Bar invites you to savour a freshly brewed cup of coffee or tea or enjoy an iced latte in the sunlit courtyard.

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Italo Thai

Housed in a venue whose past lives have included a butcher shop and Thai takeaway, Itali Thai serves a curious blend of Italian and Thai dishes. With only 28 snugly packed seats, the bustling ambience is reminiscent of a traditional Italian trattoria, complete with white tablecloths, handmade pasta, and a selection of fine wine and spirits that flow until the late hours. Frequented by the city's most fashionable set, this lively venue on Vesterbro's charming Værnedamsvej promises an unforgettable evening.

Another Aspect x La Cabra

Founded in Aarhus in 2012, La Cabra is a world-class, modern coffee roaster. In collaboration with the chic menswear label, Another Aspect, the brand opened its first Copenhagen location inside a warm, wood-clad space on Møntergade. In addition to shopping, store visitors are treated to fresh, speciality coffee, an assortment of baked goods and premium quality matcha — regarded by some as the best in the entire city.

Auren's Deli

A true neighbourhood gem, Auren's Deli is a delicatessen and bar nestled in Copenhagen's Frederiksberg neighbourhood. Brimming with rustic warmth and ambience, the deli offers an intimate selection of seasonal, local produce sourced directly from their farm, alongside artisanal goods, natural wines, preserves, and a daily changing menu.