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Bon Bon Ice
Suddenly we weren’t in Frederiksberg, but the plains of Africa, as earthy, velvety notes, rhythm and bass of course, sang the praises of Bon Bon Ice’s epic ‘Black Vanilla’ flavour. Dyed volcanic dark by the ash of coconut shells rich in anti-oxidants, this is a treat for all the senses. No wonder Bon Bon Ice has rapidly become everyone’s favourite. From the palate-cleansing mango sorbet to the beautifully aromatic pistachio served on a cone made just minutes earlier, every single flavour oozes creamy Italian sophistication – a testament to the owner’s frequent inspiration trips to the motherland of ice cream. With flavours clearly marked out as suitable for vegans, the glucose-intolerant and those with nut allergies – and updated every day on Instagram – the locale puts you in charge.
Andebakkesti 4, Frederiksberg; open Mon-Fri 12:00-21:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-21:00; @bonbonicedk
These are the best eclairs you will ever try – better than the French ones! Made freshly every day early in the morning – passers-by can testify that they never sell second-day eclairs, which is actually their motto. Opposed to the traditional eclairs that tend to be made with a moister dough, Queen’s Delight has its own take on the pastry, which is more crunchy. Add creative flavours such as crunchy hazelnuts, salted caramel and tiramisu, and we’re talking about eclair perfection!
Grønnegade 37, Cph K; open Wed-Fri 11:00-18:00, Sat 12-20:00, Sun 12:00-18:00 or until sold out; @queensdelight.dk
Dough Girls is run by a family of German-Australians: the parents bake the donuts, the daughters run the shop. Located in Nørreport, just a few steps from Dronning Louises Bro, they bring donuts to a fancy level with creative ideas such as the Lamington Doughnut, which takes inspiration from a traditional Australian cake, a raspberry Berliner and classic Danish drink. All the donuts are baked fresh every day using organic and the highest quality ingredients. They are top-notch!
Frederiksborggade 50, Cph K; open Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00, closed Mon; @doughgirlsdoughnuts
Forget every pastry you’ve ever tried, because once you go to Hart your heart belongs to them forever. Let’s start with their take on the Danish cinnamon roll. Topped with lemon glaze this roll melts in your mouth with crunchy bits of cinnamon caramel – our absolute favourite. Then there’s the cardamom bun made with the same dough as their croissant and dipped in browned Danish butter – it’s out of this world, and you certainly don’t want to share. Whatever they bring is always a hit; they’re constantly reinventing themselves and finding new inspirations. Pop by and enjoy a taste of paradise.
Gammel Kongevej 109, Frederiksberg; open Mon-Sun 08:00-17:00; @hartbageri
Imagine a shop where you could pick up a picnic already made: sandwiches, bites and sweets, all for you to cheerfully consume at the beach or in the park. Well, Daddy’s Bakes is on the case with finger food inspired by seasonal produce and natural flavours. Choice meat cuts, scones, cakes and sarnies to die for – the influence of the British founder is obvious in every delicious bite.
Tåsingegade 51, st th, Cph Ø; open Mon 15:00-18:00, Tue-Thu 09:00-12:00 & 15:00-18:00, Fri & Sat 10:00-17:00, closed Sun; @daddysbakes
Danes are well known for loving cake, but there’s a dearth of recently-opened decent shops here with the exception of La Glace, where the queues can go on forever on rainy days. Filling the void quite nicely is Konditoriet Paulette, a new patisserie in Kongens Nytorv recently founded by Emil Vang, a former La Glace pastry chef no less. And the prices are pretty reasonable too.
Konditoriet Paulette; Gothersgade 3, Cph K; open Mon-Sun 11:00-18:00