Traditionally a nation of coffee drinkers, the custom of afternoon tea has become increasingly popular in the Danish capital Copenhagen over the past decade. Copenhagen can now boast a number of tea rooms that celebrate the tea ceremony of various cultures as well as other cafes that have extended premises to include a small tea salon.
Copenhagen's oldest tea supplier A.C. Perch, a colonial store dating from 1835, opened its own tea room, Perch's Tea Room
, in 2006. Here, a very English high tea is offered, complete-if one so wishes-with scones, clotted cream, lemon curd and finger sandwiches. Coffee is not an option.
, near the Central Train Station, is a small and friendly locale run by a woman from Jutland, where English-style tea afternoon is given a Danish twist. Not far away, the winter garden cafe of art museum Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
offers a selection of fresh teas.
Not all tea ceremonies are English, of course: The á la Menthe
is a Moroccan tea salon with a touch of the North African bazaar about it, while Sing Tehus
is a calm and soothing place to drink tea Japanese-style.
Other cafes have a small tea room annexed, like the laid-back cafe The Living Room
in the heart of the Latin Quarter or French patisserie and charcuterie Taste
on Store Kongensgade.
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Dantes Plads 7
Cafe and tea room in idyllic museum winter garden...
Store Kongensgade 80-82
French patisserie, charcuterie and tea room...
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