Copenhagen's cafe culture can be chic and sophisticated or homely and nostalgic, depending on what you are looking for in a cafe. From the vintage furnishings--which are also, incidentally, on sale along with the coffee--of coffee shops like Props in Nørrebro to stylish, Pan-European eateries such as Cafe Europa 1989 on Amagertorv, cafes in Denmark's capital are ideal for meeting a new friend, tanking up on breakfast or lunch, enjoying a break from shopping, or simply watching the world go by from a picturesque square or canalside spot.
Missed out on breakfast? Cosy, retro cafes such as Mormors on Bredgade and Granola on Værnedamsvej serve croissants and even oatmeal with coffee and atmosphere by the jugful.
Copenhagen's squares are great places to people watch with a coffee or lunch. Sankt Hans Torv in Nørrebro is a great example, and French-international cafe-restaurant Sebastapol is a popular hangout whatever time of day.
Take a break from downtown shopping on walking street Strøget at Cafe Norden on Amagertorv, quite possibly Copenhagen's best-known cafe and certainly its best location: Or enjoy dainty cakes and doll-sized 'smushi' at Royal Copenhagen's Royal Cafe.
A unique character, as well as the chance to support fair trade causes, characterize downtown volunteer cafe Retro and basement Makke Kafe - which is family-friendly and ideal after a trip to the nearby Nationalmuseet. Likewise, sweet toothed museumgoers well be spoiled for choice in the cafe in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.