Who else is dreaming of their holiday gone by? It was barely a month ago that I visited Copenhagen and already I'm wishing I was still there. However I learnt two things during my time there; food is expensive, and food is pretty. So a week in the danish city was very much a week eating my way through the prettiest cafes, and I've rounded up the best and the most beautiful places that are worth every penny, and ones to add to the list if you ever take a long weekend there.
Jægersborggade 50, 2200 København N, Denmark
What's the best food you can think of when you're freezing? For me, it's porridge, and that's where Grød lies. With two tiny locations, one in Nørrebro in a tiny underground cafe and one in Torvehallerne all it serves is porridge! Choosing between toppings, sauces and even whether you want regular porridge or super hipster quinoa porridge, it's the perfect way to start a cold day in the city. A firm favourite of mine was a classic with apple, nuts and caramel sauce. Maybe not healthy but it's so easy to pretend that it is.
BYOH Matcha Bar
Helgolandsgade 13, 1653 København, Denmark
You can't go around Copenhagen without a coffee but sometimes the caffeine gets a bit too much. Luckily, a new (and affordable) cafe has opened in the form of BYOH Matcha Bar. The whitest white of a space, I met the gorgeous Charlotte, a freelance photographer, who introduced me to the place and spoke to the owner on why he decided to open this place only a few months ago (update on that interview soon). From matcha tea to matcha cashew lattes, this update on the green tea is something I've been on board with for years and for only 35dkk, it's worth it.
Gothersgade 30, 1123 København K, Denmark
When you see a place in a travel magazine and fall in love with the exterior, let alone the interior and the food, you know you need to pay it a visit. Atelier September was that for me; chic interior, mismatched cups and marbled grey tables, and a mix of brunches and coffees. The one thing I tried was the thing of the gods; yoghurt, granola, matcha tea and zucchini jam. Sounds crazy but goodness me the tastiest thing I've ever had for breakfast, being light and super sweet at the same time. And when dogs are continuously coming in, I won't lie and say that didn't keep me there longer...
Mad & Kaffe
Sønder Blvd. 68, 1720 København V, Denmark
Do you get torn between so many things on a breakfast menu? Pancakes, eggs, or coffee? This doesn't happen in cafes like Mad & Kaffe; when given a list, you can choose between 3, 5 or 7 items and a hot drink, to create your own mini breakfast. Whilst not cheap with an average of about 110dkk, it keeps you full for ages. I went for avocado with chilli oil, grapefruit and brown sugar, yoghurt and granola, a pain au chocolat and fried eggs with chives, along with a large green tea. So pretty and so satisfying, you'll want to keep going back to try more combinations but boy was I happy by the end of it.
Møller Kaffe & Køkken
Nørrebrogade 160, 2200 København N, Denmark
A similar take on the above, Møller Kaffe & Køkken has much more style when it comes to the cafe itself and plays on the amazing list of choices to go for. But sitting with the treelined walls, oak tables and huge lights, it's a much better place to lounge with friends during brunch, whilst sipping on a latte. I went for a smaller lunch but was easily the tastiest lunch meal I had out there. My combination of sourdough bread with salty butter, fried eggs and herbs, and yoghurt, granola and compote, meant I was itching for more despite being so full. The best kind of meal really.
There are a few other stars of the show in Copenhagen, in the shape of Coffee Collective, Laura's Bakery and Moss Eat, but they are nothing compared to how stunning and special the food is at these places. Follow their Instagrams for the biggest bit of food photography inspiration you'll ever need.