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Treat yourself at one of the city’s ever-growing number of cafes.  

Sweet Treat – Sweet Treat is a friendly spot for early risers, with coffee roasted and served to precise specifications without any loss of charm or personality. Beans from Kontra Coffee are available for purchase, along with tips on the best home preparation styles. Liquorice made by Johan Bülow, handmade ceramic mugs, and smoothies made from fresh fruit with a dash of olive oil are examples of the shop’s variety. A low-key breakfast spot serving oatmeal and platters with homemade rolls and rye, Sweet Treat even occasionally manages to lure musicians out to play for its diners while the bread is still warm. 

Skt Annæ Gade 3A, 1416 Cph K; Open Mon-Fri 07:30-18:00, Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00; 3295 4115;


TOBIs Café – Placed on a particularly sunny corner in Island’s Brygge, this café offers popular outdoor seating on days of even partial cloud cover. Get here early for prime seats with organic soda and sandwiches, as well as free internet access. For families the café has high chairs and changing facilities in the restrooms, and for tanned bathers it’s a quality spot to refuel before heading out. Jazz is often on in the background, accompanying the serving of pastries, coffee and smoothies. The generous spread of cakes is self-serve and the elderflower juice is homemade.

Leifsgade 3, 2300 Cph S; open Mon-Fri 08:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-19:00, Sun 10:00-17:00; 8838 8083;


Kaffekilden – Attracting individuals with laptops, coffee-to-go crowds and pairs with backgammon boards, this bright spot opened in November 2011. Enthusiasm has centred around their selection of cheesecakes, from blackberry and raspberry to banana, pistachio and rhubarb. Décor is bright, with stools for sitting up in front of computers and pea-green armchairs for lounging. 

Tagensvej 41, Cph N; Open Daily 07:30-22:00; 2829 0823


Olivers  – Olivers is a mostly outdoor summer café in Frederiksberg next to the cemetery. The tiny building was built in 1902 and used as a men’s public WC until 1995. Now renovated, it houses both traditional and Italian ice cream, sorbet, warm sandwiches, imported beers and a small wine bar. Large soft sofas and red and white woven chairs define the casual atmosphere outside. Smoothies and fresh-pressed juice are on the menu, though many passers-by stop for the variety of ice cream, either old-school from the dairy Vebbestrup in Jylland, or gelato-style from the company Gio.

Frederiksberg Alle 69, 1820 Frederiksberg C, open Mon-Sun 09:30-18:30; 2941 4839

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