Ooh, it’s expensive eating out in Copenhagen but I did unearth one or two affordable establishments.

Cafe Paludan

A cafe and bookshop! We really liked it here, it was eccentrically decorated and full of books. It is self service which I do not normally like but the food is excellent [and affordable]. It’s ideal for lunch or dinner, we ate here twice.


This popular pasta and pizza restaurant is in Vesterbro, a suburb in the west of Copenhagen. It is worth seeking out, the food is lovely and affordable. We went here on the way to see the band Lanterns on the Lake at Vega which was not far away.

La Fontaine

Copenhagen’s oldest jazz club is hidden away in plain sight in Kompagnistræde, look out for the small sign which is only put out when they are open. They have jam sessions on some nights which are popular. It’s also a pleasant place for an early evening quiet drink.

Torvehallerne KBH, Food Market.

Leashia in Torvehallerne

The food market is a wonderful place to mooch and grab a bite to eat. It has many stalls selling loads of Danish yummy things such as cheeses, pastries, sweeties, beer and more. It is situated near Nørreport Metro station.

Sort Kaffe and Vinyl

Not far from Mother is this tiny cafe and record shop. The hot chocolate drink was expensive but sublime.


Ok, this one is not cheap, but Leashia and I like to have an experience on our last night away.

We had a set menu with wine pairing that was completely different from anything I have consumed before. The attention to detail was expert, and a savoury mousse served in a hollow bone and twigs on fire was definitely an experience. So was the price! As lovely as it was we did find it a bit OTT at times. At least it was cheaper than Noma ! [NO- we didn’t go there].

Copenhagen Street Food, Papirøen

Copenhagen Street food on Papirøen [Paper Island] was a real delight. I say ‘was’ as it has now sadly closed down, so there is no point going on about it here but Leashia and I enjoyed getting the boat to Christianshavn and had an enjoyable lunch here.

The good news is that it has now been replaced by Reffen, a street food market, a bit further north on the same side of the river. It does close for the winter though.

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