Copenhagen one of the best European cities for eating cheaply

Despite being one of the most expensive cities in Europe, the Danish capital is home to some of the best cheap eats on the continent

Copenhagen is not known for its low prices – especially when it comes to food. In fact, a few years ago, a report by Deutsche Bank ranked Copenhagen as the fifth most expensive city in the world for a “basic dinner at a neighborhood pub”.

A new survey by Opinionated About Dining, however, begs to differ. In its 2022 rankings for the Best Cheap Eats in Europe, eateries in the Danish capital have taken four of the top five spots, as well as eight of the top 20.

Ice cream takes the cake
Østerberg Ice Cream, once noted as one of the city’s best ice cream parlours by CPHPOST has taken the top spot. Cathrine Østerberg, the owner, credits her scientific approach to ice cream-making as what allows her to offer top-notch ice cream at a bargain price.

A Parisian café finished second on the list, and three Copenhagen bakeries completed the top five: Lille Bakery in Refshaleøen, Hart Bageri in Frederiksberg, and Juno the bakery in Østerbro.

Other Copenhagen spots on the list were Democratic Coffee (14), Bageri Petrus (16), POPL Burger (17), and Gasoline Grill (18).