Yet another sign that green is the most popular color in the Copenhagen kitchen right now: the newest restaurant to the city’s Era Ora group of Italian restaurants is Che Fe, which can boast of being Denmark’s first ‘bio trattoria’.
The decor in Che Fe is rustic but modern and incredibly light and welcoming. — Photo courtesy of Che Fe
‘Che Fe’ is pronounced ‘kae fae’ and is a traditional greeting in the Umbrian region, an Italian version of, “What’s up!” and the name reflects the eatery’s wish that its guests are welcomed and feel at home. Stepping into Che Fe, you’re immediately struck by the light, simple design, the bright cushions and the feeling of being able to sit down and be spoiled in ‘momma’s kitchen’.
Che Fe is open daily from 5pm, and with seasonal, rustic dishes like spezzatino - a veal and potato stew - gnocchi and the creamy riso al salto, meat lovers and vegetarians can dine happily at Che Fe. Despite its connections with the more expensive Era Ora in Christianshavn, this simple Italian in the generally upmarket Frederiksstaden neighborhood is pretty reasonably-priced. Its location, a few hundred yards from both the Marble Church and Kongens Have park, is ideal for guests at nearby Generator Hostel Copenhagen.
Che Fe is also a shop, and in addition to the fruit, vegetables, bread and other organic goodies, almost everything from the a la carte menu can be ordered as takeout between 5 and 6pm.
Che Fe joins Copenhagen’s other bio restaurants BioMio, a converted Bosch showroom in Vesterbro’s meatpacking district, vegan restaurant and cocktail lounge Firefly Garden and the city’s first organic hot dog stand, Den Økologisk Pølsevogn (DØP) – ideal for munching on the go and regularly found beside the Round Tower.