Cakes and Christmas delights

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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.

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Hart Bakery

Trained in the science of baking, Richard Hart was the baker at Noma, before he opened up his own bakery.

Julekringle Københavns Bageri
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Københavns Bageri

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.

Collective bakery
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Collective Bakery

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 Bakery
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Andersen Bakery

In the heart of the Islands Brygge neighbourhood, you'll find the award-winning Andersen Bakery. Stop by to bite into a tasty pastry. 

Perron på BaneGaarden
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Perron is a sourdough bakery and pizza place located in the city's green oasis, Banegaarden. Here you can enjoy delicious sourdough bread, pastries, and pizzas of the highest quality in cozy, scenic surroundings.

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Conditori La Glace

The patisserie La Glace in Copenhagen has a large selection of delicious cakes made from the best ingredients. Try for example the famous 'Sport's Cake', which is a house speciality, but anything but sporty or low-fat.

Juno bageri
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Juno the bakery

Are you wondering where to enjoy one of Copenhagen's best cardemom rolls? In the heart of Østerbro you'll find Juno The Bakery, which opened back in 2017 with simple pastry of high quality.

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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.

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Hart Holmen

l. With the same spirit as the original Hart Bakery. Hart Holmen is located a few meters from the harbourfront, where you can enjoy a slice of bread or cake while viewing Amalienborg Place.

Lille Bakery | Daniel Rasmussen
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Lille Bakery

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.

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The bakery BRØD on Enghave Plads in Vesterbro was started by the people behind the hip hang-out spot Kihoskh. BRØD is a small organic bakery where you can get delicious rustic breads, delicious lunch and almost addictive cakes.

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Galst Bageri

The little bakery, Galst Bageri, makes some of the best bread in Copenhagen, where the demand for top-quality sourdough loafs seems endless. Galst is a hidden gem worth discovering.

Sankt Peders Bageri
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Sankt Peders Bageri

Sankt Peder's Bakery is located in the Latin Quarter and can boast of being Copenhagen's oldest bakery. They offer everything from buttery kringle to bread and sticky cinnamon rolls. The latter is also known as "onsdagssnegle" (Wednesday snails/cinnamon roll).