Royal Copenhagen Cafe

Price guide: Mid-range

Amagertorv 6, Copenhagen

Price guide: Mid-range

Royal Copenhagen Cafe

By Andrew Stone, your Copenhagen expert

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#24 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Copenhagen
Expert overall rating:3.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.6
3.6
Ambience:
3.9
3.9
Service:
3.1
3.1
Location:
3.5
3.5
Value for money:
3.4
3.4
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Design and architecture, People watching, Shopping, Sightseeing, Trendiness

Expert review of Royal Copenhagen Cafe

A stylish place to try a modern take on the traditional Danish open sandwich.

The Royal Copenhagen Cafe is an odd creature. Commissioned by the porcelain maker Royal Copenhagen to show off its wares, this fairytale stylish place also claims to have invented a new type of food - 'smushi'. A mangling of the words sushi and smørrebrød, the traditional Danish open sandwich, it's a silly term but don't let it put you off.

Food and drink: 

Don't expect rice or Japanese influences. This is basically a modern, light take on smørrebrød and very nice it is too. If you want to sample smørrebrød for the first time this is a good place to start. It's less traditional perhaps but also packs more flavour in. A forgettable wine list and beers can accompany this.

The cafe fare I tried was nothing special so really you should come for the 'smushi' and nothing else.

Recommended dishes: 

Combinations like fried pork with apple and caramelised chicory or black pudding with quince compote and red onion work well.

Ambience: 

There's a pleasing buzz to dining here. It's a wonderful confection of smart settings and china with fairytale touches and an elegant courtyard.

Service: 

The service can be slow and is not the strong point here. You may also have to wait to get a table when it's busy.

Location: 

It's very central to the city centre's main shops, which of course means it's often very busy.

Price advice: 

You could escape with paying less than 100 krone if you just pop in for a drink and a snack, but expect to pay around 150 krone for a sandwich or three pieces of 'smushi'.

More information on Royal Copenhagen Cafe:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Café, Coffee shop, Tapas bar
Food:
Japanese, Scandinavian
Address:
Amagertorv 6, Copenhagen
Telephone:
33 12 11 22
Website:
http://www.theroyalcafe.dk
Serves:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Opening times:
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm. Sat 10am-6pm. Sun 11am-5pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible

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