I rarely find a cake shop that amazes me, I’m often let down by overly sweet, dry and cakes lacking flavour… but this places was impressive! Strangas Dessert Boutique looked very modest from outside but as I entered I was greeted by a gorgeous array of beautifully crafted cakes.I decided to go for the Pure Nordic cake which was a very dark chocolate mousse filled with a mango, sitting on a bed of sponge. I finally got to eat a cake that really was dark chocolate – it was pure tasty cake art.
Whilst researching places to eat and drink in Copenhagen, I came across Cafe Det Vide Hus Facebook page which had photos of these small homemade ice cream lollies that looked beautiful. They are made in the cafe and served on wooden boards. They were unusual but well combined flavours. I had a coconut, chocolate and raspberry jam filled lolly, dusted with dried berry, it was delish.
After constantly walking around I stopped off at Kalaset which does traditional open sandwiches (Smørrebrød) and great brunch. I was coming towards the end of my trip at this point so the budget was thinning. I kept it simple with an egg and bacon dish on rye bread but I fully recommend their open sandwiches or tapas style brunches.
I was dying to finally go to Coffee Collective which ended up becoming my morning stop off before exploring around the city. I went to their new branch which is in the Torvehallerne indoor food market that I mentioned in my previous post.
I loved the decor and designing of Coffee Collective, it simple, bright and has a great colored map sitting on the back wall. I bought some Kenyan beans for the Aeropress back at home and sat with a macchiato in the sun.
After Coffee Collective I started my mini coffee tour of Copenhagen, which really was mini as I didn’t have much time there. The next stop was Kent Kaffe Laboratoium where they roasted all their beans in house in a tiny roaster.
I then moved on to Cafe Dyrehaven which caught my attention mainly because of the decor. Their coffee was simple but good – however their food was great, consisting of open sandwiches and a brunch style menu.
Another great place for coffee is Risteriet. I stopped off here for a quick coffee and to buy some beans to take back to London. The cafe is full of coffee equipment, bags upon bags of beans stacked up and some coffee gadgets. Risteriet don’t do many light roasts, it’s usually pretty dark but still with great depth of flavour.
And then just down the road from Risteriet is Ricco’s Kaffebar which was really cosy. They had a beautiful classic La Marzocco machine serving good coffee, lots of sweet treats and comfortable seating.
[Look for part 3 of Copenhagen]
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