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Cafe Retro

Knabrostraede 26, Copenhagen 1210, Denmark
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good42%
  • Average2%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
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“cakes” (2 reviews)
“non profit” (9 reviews)
“board games” (3 reviews)
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Knabrostraede 26, Copenhagen 1210, Denmark
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

I booked a table for dinner in a restaurant near this cafe. It was a bit too early to visit the restaurant. So I dropped at this cafe to kill some time. I ordered capchino and wanted to pay with cash. I was very surprised...More

Thank Yukiwarisou
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We were taken here by a friend living in Copenhagen on a Sunday afternoon after a long walk around the city. We would never have thought to have gone in or would have probably walked right past. A real quirky little place, very easy going...More

Thank Jackie_D_Fl
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Quirky non-profit venue. Cheap beer (only accept card - no cash), board games galore, chill-out music and log burning fire. What more could anyone want on a wintery night?!

Thank Ameliabeee
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Cafe retro is situated right in the heart of beautiful Copenhagen. They have a good variety of drinks, from good beer and nice juice to good coffee. The place has a very nice atmosphere with lots of young people around, sitting and chatting, studying or...More

Thank Silja R
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The coffee its located in the heart zone of copenhage inner city,,, its a two floor really old building with a lot of couches and a piano which can be played by everyone and a second floor with more chairs and a silent room,,, First...More

Thank Nicolás B
Reviewed 27 May 2016

This is a hang out kind of place, with couches, beer, a light menu. The whole thing is run as a non-profit, with volunteer workers. to benefit causes (like helping refugees). There are bands here some nights. I was here for a lecture about making...More

Thank morl8tr
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Stumbled upon this while walking to Tivoli gardens and needed a place to hide from the rain. The drinks are affordable by Copenhagen standards and the hot cocoa I had was among the best, served with a nice portion of whipped cream. And your money...More

Thank a c
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Retro has a lot to offer for the poor student or the social addicted. Here you can get cheap drink and you can sit in the same spot do your homework or be with friends all day long. It has the best football table in...More

Thank Daniella M
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

This Café/Bar offers cheap prices for students. The staff is really friendly and the Classic-Beer tastes great. We spent the whole afternoon there and had a cool time. It's also a relaxing place if you have to do stuff for university etc!

Thank HighCo
Reviewed 5 February 2016

This place has so many seats and great priced drinks (non-profit I might add). You can sit there all day and none will bother you or you can choose to sit and meet new people. I have been a fan of this place for a...More

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Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its
blend of charming old buildings and bold new
architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well
as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner
city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which
consists of three buildings, two of which are new and
situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and
venues of the inner city and its surrounding
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Knabrostraede 26, Copenhagen 1210, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Indre By (Inner City)
  • Neighbourhood: Indre By (Inner City)
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Cafe Retro is a non-profit cafe with location right in the heart of Copenhagen. Our cafe is uniquely decorated in a charming old building with large comfortable sofas, fireplace and retro wallpaper. All this helps to offer a relaxed and homelike atmosphere. Yet we are a special cafe for three further reasons. Firstly, the coffee shop and everything around it exclusively driven by our sweet volunteers. They have tasks from servicing the bar, arrange music concerts and other events, monthly art exhibitions and ensure that all these activities when your ears. Be sure to smile at them when in receive your drinks, then you are sure to get a huge smile back. Second, our cafe non-profit. This means that the profit we earn does not go in our own pocket. What does the profit so for? Here is the third reason for our cafe is so unique. We donate all the profits we earn. In the nearly 10 years since the cafe was founded in 2014, we have continuously supported certain projects in Africa and India by donating the profits we earn annually. If you want to know more about this check out the menu item "Projects" on our website. Cafe Retro is part of a great organization called Club Retro, a charity which has projects where they help people in need from third world countries. Association Retro also owns Cafe Retros sister cafe Retro Norrebro which opened in 2010.
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