Category Archives: cafés + bars

Restaurant Vandvid, A Focal Point In Sydhavnen

Restaurant Vandvid. View from the deck. On a calm August day 2 years ago, a converted barge moored for the first time at the wharf, tucked next to Teglværks Bridge in Sluseholmen. A small group of local residents, myself amongst them, who had been following the trials and tribulations of the barge into a restaurant, […]
Read More »

Exploring The Azores

Arriving at Ponta Delgada Airport and witnessing the queue at the car rental booth, I knew our decision to explore the Azores on foot was the right one. However, it was not long before a sense of reality struck home. These luscious volcanic islands, sprinkled handsomely in the middle of the Atlantic, with New York […]
Read More »

Copenhagen’s Kødbyen: From Blood-Stained Bibs to Barista Aprons

First impressions tend to stick. The stench from the lorry filled with the carcasses from slaughtered cattle that passed me was overwhelming. This was my first encounter with Copenhagen’s Kødbyen – The Meat City, back in those heady days of the early 1980’s. The meat-packing district in the heart of Vesterbro back then was off-limits for a […]
Read More »

There’s Something About Bywater.

Far away from the December chills of southern Scandinavia, I find myself in a corner of New Orleans trying to make sense of it all. Nestling on the northern banks of the magnificent Mississippi River, the community of Bywater, with its distinctive architectural Creole heritage could not be more different from its noisy neighbor, the French […]
Read More »

Sluseholmen’s Green Kayak Making Waves

I’m sitting with Jørgen Green outside Yum Yoga & Café enjoying the view over the pristine harbor waters separating Sluseholmen and Teglholmen. After the warmest summer on record with the water temperatures rarely dipping under 23°, Copenhagen’s South Harbor has been transformed into a popular recreative playground for rowers, paddlers and swimmers. During the first […]
Read More »

Café Slusen, Probably The Coolest Place In Town

During a blissful summer in South Harbor, a small-scale construction perched next to the lock at Slusen, has intrigued passers-by and locals from the nearby Sluseholmen. All questions were answered when Café Slusen recently opened its shutters inviting a growing, curious customer-base to taste a selection of special beers and organic wines. Café Slusen maybe small […]
Read More »

Yum Yoga & Café, A Haven In Sydhavnen

Another cloudless sky and another glorious summers day sees Copenhagen’s Sydhavnen transformed into something that resembles a hip Mediterranean destination. By mid morning the first guests are finding their favourite spots on Teglholmen’s and Sluseholmen’s wooden piers ready to soak up the vibe and the sun. As June broke into its stride, Sydhavnen became one yoga […]
Read More »

South Harbour Café, A Pearl In 2450

Congratulations to South Harbour’s Café for putting 2450 on Copenhagen’s culinary map. Since receiving Politiken’s iByen award for Copenhagen’s best café in 2018, Jamila Mohammedi’s smile hasn’t stopped beaming. Jamila’s Moroccan dishes, especially her legendary humus, has been attracting visitors from far and wide since opening in February 2017. The cafè’s interiors, all hand-made by […]
Read More »

Airbnb Experiences: Copenhagen

Exploring Sluseholmen. Planning a trip to Copenhagen this summer? Then let me show you around Sluseholmen and tell you its story that is capturing headlines around the globe. Whether you are an architect, an urban photographer or simply a curious traveller interested in how this fledgling neighborhood has blossomed into a vibrant part of Copenhagen’s […]
Read More »

The Bridge Street Kitchen

A steady stream of ice hockey fans, in Copenhagen for the World Championships, are making their way over the Inner Harbor Bridge, pointing at the original Copenhagen Street Food venue. Now a mountain of rubble, Paper Island is literally under construction. The success of Paper Island has seen initiatives blossoming in the capital’s neighborhoods. The latest to […]
Read More »