About Camilla C
Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Oct 2007
25-34 year old female
Gift & Speciality Shops
Flea & Street Markets
Bars & Clubs
With its end-of-the-lakes location and cosmopolitan atmosphere, this café is the ideal spot to start off your day in the city. Dag H serves up fresh breakfast and brunch classics, veggie options, a great selection of side orders, and (most importantly) excellent coffee. Sink into the outdoor seats after a morning run around the lakes, or get a coffee to go and walk along the water after breakfast.
Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Nørrebro, Elmegade (and nearby streets Ravnsborggade, Jægersborggade, and Stefansgade) is a hip street that is at once buzzing and relaxing. In this pulsating and charming area you’ll find small creative boutiques and antique shops, cafés and takeaway restaurants, bars, galleries, and more. Students, mums with strollers, couples, and friends all frequent these lively streets, where colorful buildings, convenient stoops, and small parks offer the perfect background for 'hanging out'.
Torvehallerne market is a foodie mecca, offering high-quality and beautifully displayed local delicacies and international cuisine. You can lunch on anything from freshly-made sushi and tapas, to healthy sandwiches and salads from Smag or Palæo. You can also find an array of snacks, from seasonal fruits and greens to sugary treats from Café Rosa, and if it's drinks you're after, there's world-class coffee from The Coffee Collective, chilled biodynamic rosé from Le Pinard... and so the eclectic list continues. This is a place where it's easy to spend a very long time browsing, smelling, looking, tasting or merely sitting outside in the sun to enjoy your purchases.
One of Copenhagen’s oldest eateries, Restaurant Schoennemann has delighted young and old since 1877. A lunch-only establishment, this nostalgic haven of dark wood paneling, and crisp white table linens is a good choice for a classic Copenhagen feast. 'Organic specialties' (think freshly-made smørrebrød, long-term matured herring, and smoked eel with scrambled eggs) and 'authentic ambiance' are the key phrases to describe this centrally-located institution.
Copenhagen should really be experienced from the waters, and locals and visitors alike enjoy the scenery, sights and English-language narration of canal tours. The tours all have different starting points and routes, but the most popular ones pass the Old Stock-Exchange, picturesque Nyhavn, the naval base at Holmen, The Drama School and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (along with cool and creative houseboats), and, of course, the Little Mermaid.
The sun shines longer at Gammel Strand, and when you’ve soaked up enough of it along the canal, numerous trendy cocktail bars await. My favorite among them is the elegant-yet-relaxed Ruby, hidden away in what looks like a private residential flat. The furniture and decor are beautiful and soft, the bartenders are proper cocktail-geeks, and the bar is free from loud music and overly posh vibes. In short, this is a place for anyone who enjoys fantastic cocktail art without the extravagant serving.
The Danish Price Brothers are famous for their love of food — in particular, their generous use of butter! They only serve their own favorite dishes — from steak to caviar — and the bistro-style fare is simple, seasonal, and as beautiful to look at as it is to taste. They pride themselves on infusing personality and traditional Danish 'hygge' (best translated as 'coziness') into their space, and you'll certainly feel this vibe, whether you're enjoying just a simple snack at the bar, or a three course meal in the extravagant dining room.
What to do with your only evening in Copenhagen? Experience the historic Royal Danish Theater of course! Whether you opt for a production at the innovative Playhouse, a performance by the world’s third oldest ballet company, or an opera in the fantastic surroundings on Holmen, the experience is sure to be sublime. The Opera's acoustics and stage design are indisputably world-class, and the building itself — with its marble-covered foyer, maple-wood center, and lavish chandeliers by Olafur Elisasson — is almost as much of an attraction as the performances it presents.