Copenhagen’s five best bakeries
The last few years, the hype over good bakeries would not come to an end. One by one, Copenhagen has been enriched with small spots, where soft butter, crispy crusts and caramelized pastry rule and entice people from near and far, even during inhuman times of the day. You may already know these five bakeries, but just in case, check out the checklist below to make sure you are not going to miss a sourdough bun or butter croissant from heaven. Here comes Copenhagen's best bakeries.
In Denmark, the good weather is flaky and always erratic. But not even that can hold back the Danes when it comes to baked goods. We get up early on our days off, defy wind and weather and even stand in line for hours to make sure we get the right kind of stuff in a paper bag. In addition to formidable sourdough, improved or brand new versions and levels of pastry have also been added, and there is no doubt: we can not get enough at all.
Juno The Bakery
This little Østerbro-spot includes a spot in the queue, stretching from the door and out onto the street. First and foremost, because Juno bakes exceptionally good bread, but also because the store can accommodate no more than five people, and that the place’s popularity has not waned at all since the opening a few years ago.
At Juno The Bakery you will find sourdough for days – in crispy sourdough bread and rye bread, and if there is more left, in Juno’s fabulous wholemeal buns, which are the editorial staff’s favourite bun in town. And then, they are known for their Swedish cardamom buns, which you will no doubt have to taste as well. If you have time for a little coffee on the side, you can also turn the corner and visit At the Counter, which is the bakery’s café.
2100 København Ø
The man behind the bakery (and who also named the place) is Richard Hart, who is a former ‘head baker’ at the renowned San Francisco bakery Tartine. The rest of the Hart team also comes from nice places like Noma, Amass and French Laundry. And perhaps it is precisely the well-schooled approach that quickly has made Hart Bageri become a favourite that we cannot let go of again. As many as 106,000 people follow their Instagram in order to hear the news of new additions to the bakery first.
Sourdough and sustainability are the basic principles, and especially their Roasted Sesame Sourdough Loaf makes us clap both inside and out. Of the sweet baked goods, we especially recommend their almond croissant and ‘tebirkes’.
Gammel Kongevej 109,
Andersen & Maillard
Andersen & Maillard started in Nørrebro and have now added another boutique in Nordhavn. Here, the focus is on freshly brewed specialty coffee from their own roastery, as well as a smaller selection of really well-baked bread and pastry. The croissant from here is one of the best we can think of, and the genius little wonder that appears during summertime; a croissant turned into a waffle for their coffee softice. Phew.
Andersen & Maillard’s premises are raw and simple in an unpolished way, so that the good quality of what is served really shines through.
Nørrebrogade 62, 2200 Nørrebro
Göteborg Plads 19, 2150 Nordhavn
Lille Bakery & Eatery
The young Lille Bakery & Eatery is actually one of the larger bakeries in the guide despite its name. It is located on Refshalevej and in addition to a bakery it is also a café, where the fine bread in the morning can be accompanied by eggs and cheese. For lunch you can get smaller dishes, and every Friday there is a dish of the day on the menu.
At Lille Bakery & Eatery, beautiful breads are baked from organic flour, which you can enjoy at the cozy long tables. Do not go leave the place without also tasting their Berliners. We dream of them with raspberry sugar and cream.
1432 København K
Mirabelle is one of the older bakeries on the list, and it is one of those that first taught Copenhageners that it makes sense to give a little more for something much better. The adorable bakery is located on Guldbergsgade in Nørrebro and is gradually becoming an established part of the neighborhood.
From 7 am to 5 pm, you can pick up bread and coffee from the take-away hatch, which can be pre-ordered if you need to be sure of getting what you want. Crispy, dark sourdough with perfect large holes and airy croissants with fine flakes – all of which can save any bad start to the morning. During the day, Mirabelle serves various simple Italian classics, and in the summer, keep an eye out for their Gelato Bike, from which you can buy their homemade ice cream.
2200 København N