Category Archives: cafés + bars

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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Teglværket: A Place To Meet

The sun is already beating down on Teglværket’s beach and early morning visitors are beginning to arrive looking for a bargain in South Harbor’s largest flea market. This cultural and community venue, is back in business after a lengthy winter break. Located on Teglholmen, Teglværket has become a popular meeting hub not only for South Harbor’s […]
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Wecycle Copenhagen Has Come Home

It happens every now and then as you enter a space you know instinctively that you have entered something special. Walking into Wecycle Copenhagen, was such an experience. This recently opened concept store in one of Copenhagen’s most popular neighborhoods, Islands Brygge, has intelligently tapped into the soul of the city, by bringing bike design […]
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