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“The old-world charm is still relevant here”
Review of Conditori La Glace

Conditori La Glace
Ranked #1 of 27 Bakeries in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Danish
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery
Neighbourhood: Indre By (Inner City)
Description: Conditori La Glace is the oldest and probably best confectionary in Denmark. Founded in the middle of old Copenhagen on the 8th of October 1870, it has through six generations delivered joy and quality to Copenhagen and its visitors. It is an experience to visit the beautiful old rooms located in Skoubogade 3. La Glace has a lot to offer, including good taste, traditions, history, as well as quick and qualified service. You can choose to enjoy the confections on location or bring the cakes home with you for coffee. Alternatively, we can deliver to your door. We hope that after seeing what we have to offer you will feel like visiting our confectionary, tasting our products, and making use of our many services. We are looking forward to welcoming you to La Glace.
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Let yourself be transported to another era. The cafe is like a time capsule, from the decor to the staff with the old-fashioned apron. But don't let the age of the place and the appearance of tradition fool you. This bakery has been innovating since Hans Christian Andersen was still alive. Many of the cakes were invented for special occasions and continue to sell until these days. People must love them. I love them. They are beautiful, with a nice touch of whimsical decoration like the Volmer cake with an imprint of the bakery's name on the marzipan sheet that envelopes the cake, or the festive Sports cake, decorated with caramelized choux pastries. We had those, and they both were delicate, light, creamy and not overly sweet. They all went well with a nice pot of coffee, which was free for refills. The only disappointment was the danish (wienerbrød). It was soggy and had a flat custard texture; we had better ones at emmerys and Lagkagehuset.

Go there alone or with your friends, and enjoy an extended coffee break. The service here was efficient and old-schooled. The clientele ranged from elderly friends hanging out to, to a couple picking their wedding cake, to young male athletes from the UK (based on their team jackets) letting themselves go with carbs and sugar. It was so refreshing to see tradition remaining relevant at a bakery that was not all about cupcakes and macaroons.

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Thank Roncey
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

The queue is interesting, about a 15 to 20 minute wait. Then you are shown to your table, and given a ticket number. When the number appears overhead, you tell them your order. They accept credit card. There are gluten-free options. I recommend the hot chocolate and old-style coffee. Both are filling. Two refills are given, but you will probably only get through one cup. Free tap water available in the back room. This is a must-see in Copenhagen and was a highlight of our trip.

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Thank MZaidi227
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We decided a calorie blow out was necessary on a single occasion in Copenhagen and were told in no uncertain terms that this was the place to fulfil such needs! Arrived at 15.30 and managed to get seated in just a few minutes. A very good choice of cakes and pastries and our choices were delicious. Service was very good and attentive and we thought the cake prices were fair and what (at least) you would expect to pay anywhere else for such quality.
My only criticism (and would have given an excellent rating otherwise) would be that a single cup of tea was more expensive than a cake which seems plain silly.

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Thank Ray P
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

you will pay somewhat more than normal but for guaranteed quality. i did not want to try cakes in several places hoping that at least in one will deliver decent taste along with the calories, so La Glace was perfect.

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Thank sidorovasonya
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

This place is famous in Copenhagen so when I found it I was very excited. They offer some gluten free pastries so I couldn't wait however it was very busy. They asked us to wait to be seated and after waiting half an hour we simply walked away. Unfortunately it seemed that those who spoke Danish got seating priority and we were left waiting if though we were there before them.

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