Cakes and Christmas delights
Long famous for our Danish pastry, the tradition of bakeries goes a long time back, but the last decades’ immense focus on gastronomy has sparked a new bread and pastry revolution in Copenhagen. And of course, everyone is offering seasonal specialties.
The sheer number of high-quality bakeries and pastry shops in Copenhagen is something to talk about. It takes a bit of self-control to keep you from trying everything. But you should definitely indulge yourself in a couple of sweet Christmas offerings. Everyone is doing their own thing, but wherever you go, we promise you there is something to cherish. Check out these places that will light up your Christmas spirit.
One of Copenhagen's best bakeries can be found in Carlsbergbyen. Like many of Copenhagen's bakeries, sourdough dominates the majority of their baked goods, but the bakery is probably best known for their kringle, which differs from the traditional pastry kringle by being made on a croissant dough, with a filling made from vanilla, French prunes, brandy, cardamom and nuts. For Christmas, Copenhagen Bakery makes a special Christmas version of the kringle, where the filling is made by traditional Christmas spices.
Are you looking for pastries for your coffee? At Collective Bakery on Nørrebrogade you can treat yourself with delicious pastries, which are carefully selected and in companionship with the coffee. For Christmas, Collective Bakery makes a cookie based on the popular Danish Christmas dessert "Risalamande". The cookie has a Vanilla base, with puffed rice and caramelized white chocolate from Friis-Holm, then it's filled with cherries and after baking an almond is added on top.
Meyers Bageri, Jærgersborggade
The Danish chef and entrepreneur, Claus Meyer, along with a baker and a confectioner has opened the little delicious Meyers Bageri bakery in Jægersborggade in Copenhagen. This year, Meyer's head pastry chef Nina Aastrup has developed a special chewy and spicy brownie cookie that is the perfect accompaniment to both afternoon coffee and Christmas mulled wine. The cookie is to be found in all Meyer's bakeries.
Andersen & Maillard
At Andersen & Maillard, which is located right in the beating heart of Nørrebrogade, there are two main attractions. Exceptionally good coffee, roasted on location, and inexplicably great baked goods made by Milton Abel, a pastry chef that used to roam the kitchens of Noma and Amass.
Lille Bakery is located in the old industrial area Refshaleøen, but it is very much worth venturing across the harbour to taste one of their baked goods. From Berliners to sourdough bread to cinnamon rolls – you will find it all here, and you will find it is the very best quality. For Christmas, the bakery serves the Christmas bread Stollen, Christmas cookies and golden Santa Lucia buns.