Situated between the National Museum
and Gammel Strand on the canalside and with views of Christiansborg
, newly-opened, child-friendly coffee and cake bar MakkeKafe is ideal for tired families looking for a breather on a sight-seeing tour or after a museum visit. Located in a basement on an old but unassuming street, MakkeKafe may not look like much from the outside—and indeed at first appears extremely small—but the cafe has another room to the right where the smart bar stools are traded for comfy sofas and a large play area for small children where they can draw, read and play. Food-wise, the Italian owners offer a small changing menu that's not only cheap but also extremely health-conscious and particularly well-suited to vegetarians, with a selection of homemade cakes, hot and cold tapas plates and fat-free croissants (surprisingly tasty). To drink, choose from organic fruit juices or caffeine-free as well as regular good Italian coffee.