Banana Joe

Nørrebro

Americans hankering for a taste of home need look no further than Banana Joe, a casual burgers-and-fries shop run by a friendly local with a genius touch at the...

  • Casual
  • American

Kødbyens Fiskebar

Vesterbro

Named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top ten fish restaurants in Europe, Kodbyens Fiskebar is a must-dine when visiting Copenhagen's happening meatpacking...

  • Seafood
  • Local Cuisine

Noma

Christianshaven

Chef Rene Redzepi's Noma has been called the best restaurant in the world, and the influential nature of his locally-foraged menu is hard to overstate. For those who...

  • Fine Dining
  • Local Cuisine

Conditori La Glace

Strøget

La Glace is one of the oldest bakeries in Copenhagen, famed for its delicate cakes and pastries. The main room has an elegant old-world feel - the staff wear formal...

  • Bakery
  • Sweets

Laundromat Cafe

Nørrebro

An ingenious mix of laundry and coffee shop, the Laundromat Cafe offers the chance to relax with a good sandwich and cup of coffee while you wait for your clothes to...

  • Café or Bistro
  • American

Wagamama

Tivoli

A popular global chain serving Japanese noodles and vegetarian rice dishes, Copenhagen's Wagamama is a good option for a quick, healthy lunch while touring the...

  • Casual
  • Japanese

42 Raw

Strøget

There are four locations of this all-vegan, all-raw health food joint in Copenhagen, but the one on Pilestraede has the largest menu and the most charming setting....

  • Casual
  • Raw Food

Cafe Halvvejen

København K

A small, family-run pub with a homey wood-lined dining room, Cafe Halvvejen serves sandwiches and traditional Danish lunch items like smoked fish and fresh...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Local Cuisine

Kafe Knud

Indre By

Run by the local branch of HIV-Denmark, Kafe Knud is a community-centric watering hole serving small plates of Danish soul food along with coffee and tea. Only open...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Local Cuisine

Kähler i Tivoli

Tivoli

The outdoor terrace, live music, and beer on tap make Kahler i Tivoli an appealing stop for an al fresco lunch while touring the Tivoli gardens. The menu has a nice...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Local Cuisine

Meyers Deli

Frederiksberg

Local entrepreneur Claus Meyer is something of a foodie hero in Copenhagen. One of the minds behind Noma, he also runs a chain of highly successful bakeries. At his...

  • Casual
  • Deli

Nose2Tail

Vesterbro

Capitalizing on the recent popularity of whole-animal butchery, the appropriately named Nose2Tail serves up every kind of meat imaginable in a cosy, white-tiled...

  • Casual
  • Local Cuisine

The Yogurt Shop

Strøget

A family-friendly concept store with a passion for all things yogurt, The Yogurt Shop - which also has gelato - serves organic dairy with a dizzying number of...

  • Casual
  • Sweets

A Hereford Beefstouw

Tivoli

The on-site brewery at A Heresford Beefstouw provides the perfect complement to the fresh, cooked-to-order steaks that make up most of the menu. Those who prefer...

  • Steakhouse
  • Local Cuisine

Alberto K

Tivoli

Perched on the 20th floor of the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Alberto K serves a modern Danish menu created by award-winning chef Jeppe Foldager, and bolstered by the...

  • Fine Dining
  • Local Cuisine

Bastionen + Løven

Christianshaven

Housed in a 17th-century windmill in Christiania, the dining room at Bastionen + Loven is a soothing mix of warm bare wood, crisp white linen, and gleaming...

  • Family style
  • Local Cuisine

Brasserie Degas

Frederiksberg

Brasserie Degas does an excellent job of bringing French classics to Copenhagen, and their menu, while somewhat overpriced, is full of well-prepared dishes like...

  • Café or Bistro
  • French

Café Sorgenfri

København K

Those looking to dine like the locals will enjoy Cafe Sorgenfri, a rustic little gem tucked into a leafy street just off the Stroeget. The menu does offer English...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Local Cuisine

Cock's and Cows

Strøget

The rather amusingly titled Cock's & Cows is an American diner run with restrained Danish sensibility. The menu is pared down to a few basics: flame-broiled...

  • Casual
  • American

Cofoco

Vesterbro

Cofoco - for Copenhagen Food Consulting, a local restaurant group - has carved out its own niche by serving small-plate gourmet Nordic food at affordable prices. The...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Mediterranean

Enomania

Frederiksberg

A tiny restaurant hidden away on a side street in tony Frederiksberg, Enomania is a little out of the way, but well worth hunting down. Nominally a wine bar, the...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Italian

Geist

Indre By

Geist has made the list of the world's best with an a la carte menu prepared by celebrity chef Bo Bech that emphasizes fresh, earthy ingredients in small to larger...

  • Fine Dining
  • Local Cuisine

Granola

Vesterbro

Granola is practically an institution in Vesterbro, and is one of the premier brunch spots in the neighborhood. Sit elbow-to-elbow with locals in the retro dining...

  • Casual
  • International

Grøften

Tivoli

Restaurant Groeften has been around since the late 1800s, serving the kind of essentially Danish dishes you might find gracing the tables of local grandmothers. The...

  • Casual
  • Local Cuisine

La Vita E Bella

Frederiksberg

A traditional and affordable Italian trattoria in Frederiksberg, La Vita E Bella receives top marks from locals and tourists alike. The menu changes with the...

  • Fine Dining
  • Italian

Morgenstedet

Christianshavn

A breezy, down-to-earth restaurant in Freetown Christiania, Morgenstedet operates under the principles of communal living, and is run by a cooperative board with the...

  • Casual
  • Vegetarian

Mother

Kødbyen

Pizzeria Mother has been serving organic Neapolitan-style pies to ravenous crowds in Kodbyen for a few years now, and has become a staple of the neighborhood....

  • Casual
  • Italian

Oysters & Grill

Nørrebro

Local gourmet chain Cofoco has several great restaurants in Copenhagen, and Oysters & Grill is one of their best. The rustic setting is perfect for digging into...

  • Seafood
  • International

Palæo

Strøget

Palaeo is the only restaurant in Copenhagen where you can find self-described "Stone Age" cuisine, which translates to a menu of grass-fed meats, organic vegetables,...

  • Casual
  • Other

Paté Paté

Vesterbro

Reinvented from its former life as a pate factory, Pate Pate is part wine bar, part deli, part restaurant, and all delicious. The menu is a refreshing blend of...

  • Café or Bistro
  • International