Copenhagen’s restaurants are now famous throughout the world for revitalizing simple Nordic produce into extraordinary, imaginative dishes. But what about dessert? Here are four spots in Copenhagen where the sweet tooth gets a chance at the five star treatment.
It may look like an ordinary bakery from the outside, but this small patisserie not far from the Avenue Hotel is filled with the mouth-watering creations of Athens-born pastry maker Nikolaos Strangas. Previously pastry chef at Copenhagen’s only Michelin-starred Italian Era Ora, Strangas opened Cakeaway together with his wife in 2010. Check out the perfectly-formed French macarons that come in a variety of pastel shades.
Ever felt like it all looks so good, it’s almost impossible to choose? Visit Spiseri on the first Sunday of the month and you can try a little bit of everything when this simple, informal Italian kitchen in Nørrebro serves up a ‘cake table’. From 2pm until 5pm, the cost of this lavish dessert buffet is DKK 115 a head.
Alongside the flagship store of Royal Copenhagen, The Royal Cafe manages to combine quirky modernity with the formality of a dainty tea party. Take the girls for an afternoon of chatter, coffee and cakes—their ‘hindbærsnitter’, or raspberry jam slices come especially recommended, and it’s all served on the world famous royal blue porcelain.
On Store Kongensgade not far from Design Museum Denmark, deli and cafe Taste is as pleasing to the eye as it is to taste buds. French owner Bernard Berthier’s delicious creations are not just exquisitely displayed but edible, too – the majority are also organic and made on the premises. Take advantage of the deep couches of the small tea salon and enjoy a plate of Madeleines or other French cakes.
Image of Nikolaos Strangas / Cakeaway courtesy of Cakeaway.