Postcards | Copenhagen 2017 : Part III

If you’ve made through all the other #MattTheTrips Copenhagen posts, well done. If you haven’t, you might want to go back to the start here. After a pretty heavy Sunday that took us to six beer bars, two restaurants, a natural wine bar, and a coffee joint, we got off to a slow start on our final day in the Danish capital. In need of restorative caffeine and with a lunch reservation on the horizon across town, we hopped in a taxi to Nørrebro and headed straight for The Coffee Collective at the top of Jægersborggade. Copenhagen’s favourite roastery and coffee shop group launched their first site on this street back in 2008. Nine years later they moved up the road to a stunning spot on the corner of Jægersborggade, Stefansgade and Hørsholmsgade and created a café that encapsulates the Scandinavian hygge vibe. We settled in and demolished fresh pastries supplied by nearby Meyer’s Bageri and a trio of hot beverages.

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Rejuvenated, we worked our way down the street, stopping at numerous boutique shops that contribute to area’s charm. Two that should definitely be on your list are Kaktus København, a speciality cactus shop of course, and Keramiker Inge Vincents, a truly unique ceramics workshop run by Inge Vincents who will most likely be midway through a mad project when you visit. You might also like to drop in to CMYKkldKaramellerietRo ChokoladeIstid, Grød, and Ruben And Bobby round the corner.

After an hour or two of window shopping we sloped into Manfreds, our favourite foodie spot from the year before. Once again, we went for the weekday-only “Chef’s Choice” lunch menu – at 195 DKK (around £23) for five incredible courses, it’s ridiculously good value, though don’t forget to order an extra large bowl of their house beef tartare with cress and rye crumb for the table. Things do start getting expensive if you order wine though – be warned!

In need of some exercise, we set off on a long walk to Tivoli Gardens, breaking up the journey with a second sojourn in La Neta for some more Hill Farmstead beers (Sunday snaps here). No festive trip to Copenhagen is complete without a stroll around Tivoli’s winter wonderland, and this time we came armed with a lens ball for photography fun. Be sure to pop in to Gemyse, a stylish garden restaurant and greenhouse with firepits outside, even if it’s just for smores and hot chocolate!

As our evening flight home was delayed, we squeezed in a couple more stops. First we wandered over to Lidkoeb, a clandestine cocktail bar tucked away down a side street in Vesterbro. The ground floor bar is beautiful, with a roaring fire in one corner and super soft throws in every booth. They also have another bar and function room on the first floor, and a whiskey bar on the top floor that’s only open Friday-Saturday. We’ll definitely be returning to put the menu through its paces after this flying visit for an Old Fashioned, a Mezcal Margarita and a refreshing Campari St.Clemens. Last but not least, we wolfed down some burgers and fries at JuicyBurger in Vesterbro’s Kødbyen – another fine feed, and decent competition for neighbouring Tommi’s Burger Joint.

Another #MattTheTrips to Copenhagen is inevitable, especially when so many enticing new places open every year. Next time I’d like to make it out of the city, perhaps to say hello to Alefarm Brewing, or to check out the Louisiana Museum. Maybe even a quick jaunt to Malmo?! One of these days I should probably go to NOMA, and I’d like to spend some more time out by the water in Refshaleøen. Also, Mikkeller are opening a bar in the airport – I’ll probably start there.

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