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Where to dine and drink in Copenhagen this Christmas

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It's important to treat yourself to delicious lunches, dinners, snacks, and beverages during Christmas. The Danish Christmas food is a huge part of the Danish Christmas "hygge" and therefore, we'll tell you where to find the best restaurants, cafés, and pasteries this holiday.

Traditional Christmas feasts in cozy atmospheres

The Danish "Julefrokost" is a must-do each December, and Copenhagen is filled with fantastic restaurants to visit. Here we let you in on some of the greatest tasting menus and servings, which you can expect to enjoy this Christmas. 

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Krogs Fiskerestaurant

Krogs Fiskerestaurant is one of the older and most beautiful restaurants in Copenhagen. Here you may eat the best fish in the city, which is served in a beautiful and classic Christmas atmosphere. 

Christianshavns Færgecafé

At the harbor front of Copenhagen's old, maritime neighborhood of Christianshavn, you'll find the Ferry Café. The Ferry Café offers traditional Danish food and homemade snaps. Expect to enter a café, which cherishes Christmas and proves it by reflecting the Christmas love in the servings and atmosphere.

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Restaurant Møntergade

Restaurant Møntergade is wonderful to visit during the holidays when they offer "The Great Christmas Table". Christmas is the finest season for the restaurant, and here you may find traditional food interpreted in a modern kitchen. 

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Hviids Vinstue

Hviids Vinstue has been located on King's New Square for the last 300 years. The café is perfect to visit if you need a break between the Christmas shopping. Hviids Vinstue is especially known for its "gløgg", however, you may also stop by to enjoy traditional smørrebrød or a cold beer during your visit. 

Lumskebugten

Lumskebugten is a historical restaurant, which is great to visit no matter if you prefer eating meat, vegetarian, or vegan meals. Book a table and eat your way through delicious Christmas dinners and classic Danish lunches with smørrebrød in a gorgeous and cozy atmosphere.

Pastries and other Christmas treats

Christmas is a great time to explore the local pastries, which offer a great variety of sweets and other holiday treats. So if you haven't treated yourself to the traditional Danish Christmas treats, we know which confectionaries and pastry shops you might want to consider stopping by. 

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La Glace

In the heart of Copenhagen, you'll find the charming confectionary La Glace, which serves old-fashioned coffee, tea, and chocolate. Enjoy Christmas pastries at La Glace, and spoil yourself to the ultimate self-treatment at the oldest confectionary of Denmark. 

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Juno the Bakery

During December, Juno the Bakery creates delicious Christmas treats. Swing by the bakery and enjoy french nougat and orange confit along with a nice cup of coffee. 

Coffee breaks during the Christmas shopping

While shopping for Christmas presents, it's important to treat yourself to a coffee break or a light meal. Here we tell you which cozy cafés to shop by while walking between the stores. 

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Café Bopa

Café Bopa is located at Bopa Plads in the neighborhood of Østerbro. The café is perfect to visit in between the Christmas shopping, where you may enjoy a delicious meal in a cozy atmosphere.

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Paludan Bogcafé

Paludan Bogcafé offers gløgg and additional cakes in a cozy library interior. You may read one of Paludan's books during your visit and afterward go treasure hunting for books in the antiquary of the café. 

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Sonny

Get your coffee with a touch of French finesse and Copenhagen coolness.

At the beginning of 2017, a new and trendy coffee shop found its way to Copenhagen's old streets in the city centre. Sonny, it'...

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The Coffee Collective Kristen Bernikows Gade

The Coffee Collective is much more than just great coffee.

From their slick, modernist, yet Scandinavian "hyggelige" coffee shops, The Coffee Collective make coffee with care and want to give you an ex...

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Darcy's Kaffe

On the corner of Rantzausgade you’ll find one of the city’s finest coffee purveyors. At Darcy’s Kaffe they take home the best beans from the world’s best roasters and serve them up with a smile, perfe...

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At Social, you may enjoy a healthy and gluten-free meal along with a nice cup of coffee while having a view of the Copenhagen Lakes. An optimal place to recharge for your last Christmas shopping in Nørrebro. 

Alternatives to the calssic Christmas feast

During Christmas, we tend to spoil ourselves with the traditional Christmas dinners most days. However, there are plenty of delicious and additional dinners, which are just as optimal to treat yourself to during the holidays. 

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Hanzo

Hanzo is an Asian gastro bastard, which finds its inspiration in Asian gourmet and street kitchens. If you're in the mood for a different take on the Christmas duck, then book a table at Hanzo. Their colorful dining hall and dinners guarantee you all the best that Asia has to offer.

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Royal Garden

Royal Garden in Dronningens Tværgade in Copenhagen is a Chinese restaurant serving familiar dishes and Dim Sum, the Chinese answer to tapas.

Homemade, fresh-stiming dim sum is a rarity in Copenhagen, b...

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SURT

Come visit SURT in the heart of Carlsbergbyen and get a taste of their delicious sourdough pizzas.

In an old building called Lauras hus (Lauras house) in Carlsbergbyen the restaurant SURT (meaning s...

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Sanchez

Located on the Vesterbro street Istedgade, Sanchez offers delicious Mexican food best on the very best of Danish and Mexican ingredients.  

The restaurant is modelled after a traditional Mexican cant...

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