Whether you like to rise early and dive into a refreshing breakfast, or have a sleep-in and savour a big brunch, there are plenty of incredible spots to satisfy your morning cravings in Copenhagen.
Known for its Scandi-vibe cafés and considered by many as having the world’s best coffee, Copenhagen has a breakfast scene like no other. From warming bowls of porridge, traditional smørrebrøds, fresh-from-the-oven Danish pastries, plant-based breakfast bowls and or even just a great coffee – these are the best places for breakfast in Copenhagen.
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Top 10 Best Copenhagen Breakfast Spots:
Address: Sønder Boulevard 68 1720 København V
Ask most local Copenhageners and they are sure to have Mad & Kaffe on their list for best Copenhagen breakfast spots. Situated in one of Vesterbro’s thriving hotspots, this versatile brunch spot took the city by storm in 2015 when it first opened and it has been popular amongst locals and tourists alike ever since.
Mad & Kaffe’s diverse breakfast menu allows you to create your very own delicious plate by ticking off the list of endless morning delights. The café is an infamous insta-worthy foodie destination with its colourful, aesthetic morning plate being plastered across all kinds of social media channels. Crispy fried Danish bacon, cold-smoked Danish salmon, sourdough bun and rye bread and cheese sausage are just some of the small dishes you can choose from the menu.
Located in a classic Scandi café, with industrial style decor and friendly staff, there is no better place to start your day. You can even take a seat outside if the weather permits and enjoy a glimpse of sunshine as you tuck into your organic breakfast banquet. Do not, however, that you could expect to have a fair wait as Mad & Kaffe don’t take table bookings and the café is extremely popular.
Address: Isafjordsgade 10 2300 København S
Wulff & Konstali is the perfect Copenhagen breakfast spot for those who struggle to make up their minds. At this trendy little café, you can order a little bit of everything. Choose the dishes that appeal to you and enjoy all of their flavours in one big plate.
Located on Amager, Copenhagen South, Wulff & Konstali is a bakery that sells everything from freshly baked bread, delicious cakes, sandwiches and quiche, hand-squeezed juices and unbeatable coffee. However, the most popular option is to mix your very own breakfast or brunch from the menu. Choose a combination of 5 or 7 different breakfast components to make up your custom breakfast plate. It may sound simple, but it’s not – not when you have 21 different food items to choose from, including pastries, eggs, bacon, waffles, granola, avocado, porridge and many more.
Feel at home amid Scandi interiors of bare wood and blue tiles and dive into your smorgasbord of delicious breakfast delicacies. Like Mad & Kaffe, it isn’t possible to book a table at Wulff & Konstali – you just have to stop by and cross your fingers that they’re not too busy. Also note that the menu is seasonal and changes throughout the year.
Address: Gasværksvej 3 1656 København V
The go-to place for healthy breakfast lovers. If you’re looking for a refreshing bowl of breakfast goodness, then Bowl Market Copenhagen will not disappoint. Offering super tasty, healthy food made with premium quality ingredients, sourced locally when possible, this contemporary little Copenhagen breakfast spot is definitely deserving of a place on this list.
Specialising in gluten free porridge, acai smoothie bowls, nutritious soups and a selection of freshly baked goods, this breakfast café tastes of comfort. Order one of their melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip oatmeal cookies and a cup of The Coffee Collective coffee – some of the best in Copenhagen.
Situated at Gasværksvej, between lively Vesterbrogade and the bustling Meatpacking District, this café is ideally located for enjoying the sites in Copenhagen. Service is exceptional at Bowl Market Copenhagen and the atmosphere is incredibly warm and friendly. Opening early everyday, make this your first stop for superb coffee and comfortable surroundings.
Address: Østergade 61 1100 København K
Café Norden is the best Copenhagen breakfast spot for fancy surroundings, located on a fully pedestrianised street in the Strøget neighbourhood, the best area for shopping. This classy multilevel café makes for the perfect pit stop for a post-spending brunch.
Mainly serving Nordic-inspired dishes, including smørrebrød topped with frikadelle (meatballs) and rice porridge sprinkled with cinnamon, is the perfect place in Copenhagen to satisfy your hunger. As well as Nordic classics, this café serves pretty much anything else you could possibly want. Feast on a breakfast buffet of bread, cheese, pancakes, bacon, eggs and yoghurt. To wash down your post-shopping breakfast, order a class of freshly squeezed orange juice and a delicious cup of coffee.
Address: Guldbergsgade 29 2200 København N
Mirabelle is the new neighbourhood hangout for trendy coffee drinkers and locals looking for a simple breakfast. This artisan bakery serves the best freshly baked bread, pastries and cakes, all served in typically Scandi surroundings.
Serving top coffee from The Coffee Collective (considered the best coffee in Copenhagen), this Copenhagen breakfast spot is the place to go for coffee-connoisseurs. Fill up on carbs and caffeine to fuel your long day sightseeing in Copenhagen. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it so much that you’ll want to go back to their neighbour for lunch too. The Mirabelle bakery is connected to Bæst, where head baker Carol Choi produces the naturally leavened pizza dough.
Situated in a quaint little building, wooden tables and geometric tiles decorate the interior for a rustic but tranquil feel, perfect for enjoying your brekky. Yet, while the bakery’s decor is rather idyllic, I’m sure your attention will be drawn away from the interior design to the incredible menu and what it has to offer your taste buds.
Address: Jægersborggade 50 2200 København N
Grød is the best place in Copenhagen for breakfast for those who like to rise early and can’t wait for a later brunch. Offering exactly what it says on the tin, Grød serves all kinds of porridge all day long. As the first porridge bar in the world, Grød is the must-visit Copenhagen breakfast spot for those who like their oats.
Head to the flagship store on Jægersborggade to sample their big, tasty porridge bowls. No where does porridge like Grød! Forget bland, sticky oatmeal – Grød gets creative when it comes to porridge. From the ‘Apple Chia Special’ to the ‘Mushroom Barley-Otto’, Grød serves up sweet and savoury porridge alike.
Address: Torvehallerne 1360 København K
For something a little different, Hija de Sanchez serves up a unique kind of breakfast. Far from the usual bread, pastries and porridge of your usual Copenhagen breakfast, this Mexican food stall offers the very best when it comes to breakfast tacos, filled with fresh and delicious ingredients.
Ranked Euope’s best street food, you can be guaranteed some good food from this tiny Mexican street food stall. Sanchez is located on the former red-light district, amongst the porn shops, strip clubs and a host of hip bars and restaurants – a breakfast destination like no other. Mexican-American ex-Noma chef Rosio Sanchez creates authentic Mexican delights, using both responsibly sourced Mexican produce and local Danish ingredients.
Address: Store Strandstrade 21 1255 København K
The Union Kitchen is for the hip and trendy of Copenhagen’s visitors. Just around the corner from touristy Nyhaven, enjoy excellent coffee and quality breakfast picks served by friendly inked staffers in a chic, industrial environment.
The clipboard menu is packed to the brim with brunch-friendly grub that will keep you full throughout your day in Copenhagen. From yoghurt and granola to waffles, meatballs and seasonal salads. Expansive, diverse breakfast platters are also a huge hit among visitors. Choose the ‘Brunch Plate’, with organic scrambled egg, sausage, bacon, smoked salmon, yoghurt and granola, waffles, croissants and bread, to make sure you don’t get peckish later on. Enjoy all of this deliciousness in the surroundings of heavy iron chairs, wooden tables and retro-style lamps.
Address: Refshalevej 213 A 1432 København K
One of my all-time favourite places in Copenhagen for breakfast is Lille Bakery. Serving perfect freshly baked bread, pastries and cakes made from the highest quality ingredients.
Located in the old industrial area of Refshaleøen, Lille Bakery is situated in an old shipyard. Although this little bakery isn’t in the centre of the city, their baked goods are well worth the trip across the harbour. From cinnamon rolls to croissants and donuts – you will find the very best breakfast bakes here. What makes their bakes even tastier is the fact that, where possible, all of their produce us sourced from local farmers.
Address: Larsbjørnsstræde 23 1454 København K
Next Door Café is a fun, hip and tasty breakfast spot in Copenhagen. Serving healthy food that is very reasonably priced, this is the place to go for laid-back vibes and a chilled breakfast experience.
Located at Larsbjørnstræde, all of the food is prepared fresh on site and served by the friendliest staff you’ll meet. Sample their breakfast pastries and coffee while listening to great music and relaxing in the homely surroundings. Skyler and Klaus are the proud owners of Next Door Café and live just next door. This might explain the super cosy atmosphere that turns this café into a home away from home. Underneath the glass plates on the tables, find notes, drawings and pictures from grateful customers.