Royal Copenhagen Cafe

Address: Amagertorv 6, Copenhagen, Denmark
Telephone: 33 12 11 22

- Mid-range

3.7

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
3.6
90%
Service
3.1
90%
Food and drink
3.6
90%
Value for money
3.4
90%
Ambience
3.9
90%
Location
3.5
90%

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'.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Foodies
  • People watching
  • Shopping
  • Trendiness
  • Sightseeing
  • Design and architecture

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