Saturday 27 January 2018

48 Hours in Copenhagen

You might know that this trip wasn't my first time in Denmark and that I've already done a little guide on where to eat in Copenhagen. Well this time I decided to offer a little getaway to the Danish city to Mr. FFID as a Christmas present.
Initially I wanted to go somewhere in Ireland but accommodation was so pricey that it was better value to buy flights and book a hotel in Denmark, can you believe it? The only thing is that when you get there, everything is very pricey.

We stayed in a budget hotel (Wake up Copenhagen) that did the job as we kept our money for... food and drinks, what else? I planned the perfect itinerary of food and craft beer for Mr. FFID, going back to places I've been last year and throwing in a few that I didn't know too.

We also did a bit of sightseeing as I didn't get to see the city at all on my last visit. It was great to see the colourful waterfront of Nyhavn, to pay a visit to the little mermaid and to walk around the beautiful streets.

Craft beer & Food

War PigsFlæsketorvet 25, 1711 København V

War Pigs is located in the cool area of the meatpacking district. It's a large brew pub which was established by Danish brewery Mikkeller and American brewery 3 Floyds. Besides brewing beer, they serve Texan style barbecue food. It's a buzzing spot and the order system is bit confusing but the food is very good. I recommend you find a table first and send one of your travel partners to order, especially at busy times.

Mikkeller, Viktoriagade 8, 1655 København V, Denmark

Another Mikkeller bar, I can't help as it's one of my favourite breweries. This bar is located in a basement level and to be honest it was so packed on a Friday night that I can't really describe how it looked. They have 20 beers on tap as well as a selection of bottles and serve some snacks too. 

BRUS, Guldbergsgade 29, 2200 København N

I mentioned BRUS in my first Copenhagen guide and I'm happy to recommend it in a heart beat. This was my favourite of the three craft beer bars we visited. It's spacious, well designed, they have a large selection of beer and the food is excellent. We ordered a few small sharing plates and it was perfect.

Hija de Sanchez, Slagterboderne 8, 1716 København

I was hooked on Hija de Sanchez' tacos after tasting them at a little stand outside Torvehallerne's food market last year. We went to the tiny Hija de Sanchez taqueria in the meatpacking district; a colourful spot that I absolutely loved. We had a selection of the tacos and every single one of them was packed full of flavours. A great spot for something quick and super tasty!

Mirabelle, Guldbergsgade 29, 2200 København N

For our last morning I booked a table at Mirabelle which is just across from BRUS. It's a bakery/café/restaurant created by the people behind Michelin-starred restaurant Relæ, and Bæst which I visited last year. They serve coffee from The Coffee Collective and have amazing viennoiseries and breads. They also serve homemade pasta and charcuterie. We went for brunch and the sourdough was truly excellent, as was the croissant. It's a sleek looking cafe if you want to sit in but they also have a take-away window from which you can order.


Now, as much as I would have loved to visit lots of speciality coffee shops, they were so expensive that we only tried two.

Democratic Coffee, Krystalgade 15, 1172 København K

I've seen Democratic Coffee's seriously good looking croissants on Instagram so we just had to try them. Situated in the public library this speciality coffee shop makes their own baked goods right there, at the back of the counter. They have regular, almond and ham and cheese croissants as well as focaccias and sandwiches. The almond croissant was truly a thing of beauty, perfectly flaky with a delicious almond filling and flaked almond toasted to perfection on top. Beware though, we paid €21 for two lattes and two croissants. Maybe that's a good thing or I'd have eaten ten of them!

The Coffee Collective, Jægersborggade 57, 2200 København N

The Coffee Collective is a micro roastery with a few branches around Copenhagen. They source coffee directly from the producers and roast it themselves in their roastery in Godthåbsvej. Their coffee shop in Jægersborggade is a really cool spot in a cute neighbourhood. However, a latte was around €6 which almost made me cry!

For more recommendations you can always look at my food and drink guide to Copenhagen.

Disclaimer: This is an independent post, I've paid for all my food, drinks and accommodation.