Copenhagen itineraries

The Danes think of their neighbors as they would members of their family. Denmark is the baby sister whose idea of fun occasionally shocks.
– The Xenophobe's Guide to the Danes

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Little Black Book: The Danish Chef

by Bo Bech

Photo: Courtesy of Mielcke Hurtigkarl

To find out where locals eat out in Copenhagen, we turned to Bo Bech, the award-winning Danish chef behind hot spot Geist and former host of Danish television series Knife to the Throat. From breakfast eggs to late night eats on a stick, the man does not mince words when it comes to naming favorites.

Granola Café
Værnedamsvej 5; +45-33-25-00-80
The best spot for breakfast. It feels so homey.

Cafe Zeze
Ny Østergade 20; +45-33-14-23-90
Another morning favorite. I go for the eggs and because there's no fight over the newspapers.

The Coffee Factory
Gothersgade 21; +45-33-14-15-82
This is the place for coffee. Bent is simply the best. Try her buns with butter and honey.

Restaurant Schønneman
Hauser Plads 16; +45-33-12-07-85
Good for lunch — it doesn't get more Danish than this.

Yan's Wok
Bagerstræde 9; +45-33-23-73-33
My little hideaway for Chinese take-out. It's the real McCoy — no tourists here.

Mielcke & Hurtigkarl
Frederiksberg Runddel 1; +45-38-34-84-36
Fine dining in the Fredriksberg gardens. Just go there, you won't regret it.

Relæ
Jægersborggade 41; +45-36-96-66-09
My favorite place for a late-night dinner after a long day at work.

Kebabistan
Istedgade 105; +45-33-22-89-93
The best junk food after a night on the town. Ask for Turkish bread with lamb kebabs and lots of chilies.


MORE ON BO'S RESTAURANT

Geist
Kongens Nytorv 8
Copenhagen 1050, Denmark
+45-33-13-37-13 

Artfully presented quality fare from one of Copenhagen's best chefs. Meals start with an endless stream of his famous sour dough bread. The signature avocado and caviar starter is a must, as are the mashed potatoes with pickled brown crab. Servings are small so order up. This isn't the place to skip desert — the Air in Air in Air Tiramisu is as light and fluffy as the name suggests.

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Bo Bech

Bo Bech is the award-winning chef behind Copenhagen’s Geist and former host of the Danish television series Knife to the Throat.

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