Restaurants, Cafés & Takeaway
Restaurant LêLê / Vesterbrogade 40, 1620 Copenhagen K
What started out as a small family business has now evolved into one of Scandinavia’s biggest Vietnamese restaurants, four street kitchens, a catering business, bánh mì stand, and popular cookbooks. This highly popular eatery in Copenhagen’s Vesterbro district is all about authentic and trendy Vietnamese dishes.
Il buco / Njalsgade 19C, 2300 Copenhagen S
This secret little gem is definitely worth a visit. Il Buco serves honest Italian food based on sustainable, local and organic produce. The atmosphere is charming and perfect for a dark autumn evening in Copenhagen. Beware of no fixed opening hours, but make sure to drop by as the restaurant is open for service whenever “the lights are on.”
Restaurant Brødrene Price / Rosenborggade 15-17, 1130 Copenhagen K
The Danish Price Brothers behind this renowned restaurant are famous for their love of food. The seasonally based cuisine is served in a simple but stylish atmosphere. You can choose to have lunch or dinner in the dining kitchen for quick bites and informal meals, or the dining room for more exclusive experiences. You are also welcome to drop by for a glass of wine in the bar.
GEIST / Kongens Nytorv 8, 1050 Copenhagen K
“It will completely bankrupt you, but at least you may eat well,” concluded The Guardian’s food critic, Jay Rayner, after dining at this contemporary eatery in the heart of Copenhagen. Geist, run by legendary Bo Bech, is currently riding the trendy New Nordic wave. The restaurant is famous for playing with savoury flavours and using fresh, local seafood.
Musling / Linnésgade 14, 1361 Copenhagen K
Musling is all about fish, shellfish and vegetables. The eatery is open all days for breakfast, lunch, afternoon oysters and dinner. You are also just hang in our bar for coffee, juices, wine and drinks. The focus is on high quality products, sustainability and a relaxed atmosphere.
Bæst / Guldbergsgade 29, 2200 Copenhagen N
Located next to one of the festival cinemas, Empire, you can find BÆST (= beast). A truly recommendable place for italian food and pizza enthusiasts. Simplicity and quality has been put to focus in these excellent gourmet pizzas at Bæst.
Gorm’s / Magstræde 16, 1204 Copenhagen K
In the city centre close the another festival venue, Grand Theatre, you can find another of Copenhagens famous pizza places. Gorm’s menu card offer delicious gourmet pizza and anti-pasti at affordable prices.
Fredco’s Deli / Grønnegade 32, 1107 Copenhagen K
Is a salad bar only 5 minutes from the Festival Centre. It has been called “a little piece of New York in Copenhagen”. Don’t miss this place if are looking for a quick lunch with a fresh salad or a delicious sandwich.
Beau marché / Ny Østergade 32, 1164 Copenhagen K
This extraordinary place combines food and furniture. In the café à vin you can choose between simple french dishes and delicious wines. Open all day for both breakfast & lunch or as a light, simple dinner with wine.
Torvehallerne, Frederiksborggade 21, 1360 Copenhagen K
Right next to Nørreport St. you will find the buzzing marketplace Torvehallerne. Besides various delicacies Torvehallerne also offers a range of speciality lunch places where you can try anything from the Danish “open-faced sandwiches”, typical Nordic porridge, and great salads to Spanish tapas and popular Japanese sushi.
LêLê Street Kitchen City / H.C Andersen Boulevard 8, 1553 Copenhagen V
A funky take-away spot with Vietnamese food inspired by the street kitchens of Asia. LêLê offers healthy fastfood focusing on fresh products and incredible spices in a casual surrounding.
Cafés, Bars & Night Spots
Byens Kro / Møntergade 8, 1116 Copenhagen K
Copenhageners love brown pubs where you can get a cheap beer in unpretentious, diw surroundings. This is one those places and it’s located in the city centre.
Bobi Bar / Klareboderne 14, 1115 Copenhagen K
A classic to the CPH:DOX connoisseur! An old but yet very trendy brown pub in the heart of Copenhagen. 5 minutes walk from the Festival Centre. One of the few pubs where you are still allowed to smoke inside and it’s open all days.
Condesa / Ved Stranden 18, 1061 Copenhagen K
15 minutes walk from the Festival Centre you will find Condesa – a mexican cuisine & great cocktails and fun parties on the weekends. Open Tuesday thru Saturday.
Palæ Bar / Ny Adelgade 5, 1104 Copenhagen K
Excellent old fashioned bar. Also one of the classic brown pubs of Copenhagen. Nice, simple lunch and smoking is allowed in the evening.
Dyrehaven / Sdr. Boulevard 72, 1720 Copenhagen V
Many young Copenhagener’s top 10 favourites café and bar. A cozy place for a relaxed lunch, coffee or beer. Located just opposite to the festival venue Absalon. Open every day from around 09:00 to 02:00.
Atelier September / Gothersgade 30, 1123 Copenhagen K
Literally a stone’s throw from the Festival Centre you will find this charming, trendy breakfast & lunch café. Well-known and loved by foodies and creative Copenhageners.
Ruby / Nybrogade 10, 1203 Copenhagen K
Is the place to go for sublime cocktails. Despite its posh canal-side location and exclusive décor, Ruby has a relaxed, homey atmosphere, utterly devoid of pretension. A 15 minutes walk from the Festival Centre.
La Fontaine / Kompagnistræde 11, 1208 Copenhagen K
Copenhagens oldest jazz club. Open until 05:00 – every day! 5 minutes walk from Rådhuspladsen.
Kaf’Bar 9 & Kompa9 / Antonigade 9, 1106 Copenhagen K / Kompagnistræde 9, 1208 Copenhagen K
Two cozy places for a cup of coffee. Both named after the address and both located in the inner city in walking distance from the Festival Centre.
Bevi Bevi / Oehlenschlægersgade 53, 1663 Copenhagen V
Located close to the festival venue, Absalon, you can finds this excellent little wine bar. The perfect spot for a glas of wine in relaxed and cozy surroundings.