NileGuide Expert Says:
A place to meet, watch and be seen
1160 Copenhagen, Denmark
tel: +45 3314 2889
Mon-Thu 7.45am-11pm, Fri 7.45am-1am, Sat 7.45am-midnight, Sun 9am-11pm
This classic metropolitan cafe's full name is 'Cafe Europa 1989', emphasizing not only the year of the cafe's establishment but also the year that Europe finally began its long unification process, starting with the fall of the Berlin wall. This cafe is almost always busy, thanks mainly to its central location on what is quite probably Copenhagen's busiest square: Amagertorv, slap-bang in the middle of walking street Strøget. The cafe is a popular spot not just for a quick meeting over a cup of coffee but also for longer lunches. It's a slightly upmarket place—the waiters do at least come to your table here—but not exclusively so, and the clientele runs the gauntlet of new mums, business men, tourists and students. The menu includes breakfast and brunch—the cafe opens at 7.45 on weekdays—as well as open sandwiches, salads and steaks in the evening, with prices around DKK 200 for a main.