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Undeniably inviting, the fare was not that enticing


The decor is to die for or at least to enjoy a coffee (Photo: www.kaffeplantagen.dk)

January 15, 2014
08:45

by Lovisa Drofn


Coming from a country where drinking coffee is not a mere choice, but a lifestyle, I am constantly on the lookout for a good café – particularly a cosy, inviting one where I can sit down and enjoy a sublime cup of coffee. I had walked past Kaffeplantagen countless times, each time looking through the window and thinking: this looks like my kind of place. Yet, somehow I never ventured in. I was therefore thrilled when recently out for a Sunday stroll, my boyfriend spontaneously pulled me in through its door and bought me a cup of coffee.

I am pleased to see that they have a varied selection of both coffees and teas and even have different kinds of milks, including organic, soy and lactose-free. We order our favourite drinks – latte for me, chai latte for him – and sit down.

The place is cosy, to say the least, with a decor that’s an interesting combination of ‘60s minimalism with a rustic, earthy vibe. Upon entering the place you are met with an open, bright space with a bare brick wall and a high wooden table and bar stools placed diagonally across the floor. There are also a wooden table and bar stools along the big window facing Enghave square. As you go further in you can sit down on the long turquoise sofa or chairs that are accompanied by small, dark, wooden tables. It really is a cosy, inviting cafe decor, without being a cliche.

We have to wait a surprisingly long time for our drinks to arrive, especially considering that the place is far from busy and nobody seemed to be ordering drinks at the same time as us. When they finally do arrive, I’m disappointed to see that my latte is barely warm. I know lattes are not supposed to be served piping hot as it would ruin the milk, but lukewarm’s not exactly appetising. I ask my boyfriend how his chai latte tastes and he’s not exactly overjoyed. To be fair, he usually prefers his chai latte very sweet and I think this one is simply too spicy for him, but some might like that.

All in all, the place is definitely very cosy thanks to the warm decor and comfortable music playing in the background, but that it’s not exactly cheap, and I have to admit that I was slightly disappointed with the beverages. However, I give the cafe props for providing the guests with a decent selection of magazine and the Sunday papers.


Kaffeplantagen
Enghave Plads 1, Cph V; Open  Mon-Fri 08:00-22:00, Sat-Sun 09:00-22:00; www.kaffeplantagen.dk




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