Want to enjoy a meal in green surroundings with the kids? Børn i byen guides you to 12 great eateries in Copenhagen - with a green twist!
Where: Dantes Plads 7, 1556 København V
Café Picnic is located inside Glyptoteket, right next to the winter garden––Copenhagen’s exotic indoor oasis. Enjoy a brunch or lunch with a view of palms and statues. They have a kid’s menu called ‘Build your own pita’ with chicken meatballs, fruit, and apple juice. Please note––you have to pay the entrance fee to Glytoteket in order to visit the cafe. However, the museum is free on Tuesdays!
Where: Grønnegårdsvej 15, 1870 Frederiksberg C
In the middle of the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University’s manicured garden you’ll find Café Væksthuset. The café’s building is actually an old experimental greenhouse, formerly used to grow cucumbers. It doesn’t get more magical, especially in the summer when everything blooms. The place offers brunch, and among other things, homemade sandwiches and refreshing beverages. There is seating both inside and outside.
Where: Sankt Peders Stræde 34, 1453 København K
Cofoco on Sankt Peders Stræde, also known as Restaurant Väkst, is a green oasis in the middle of the city, where guests eat with a view of a two-story greenhouse––growing the plants and vegetables used in the restaurant’s Nordic kitchen! Most of the furniture in the restaurant is built with recycled materials and wood, which adds to the unique ‘backyard’ experience.
Where: Granatvej 9, 2770 Kastrup
Traktørstedet (The Tractor Place) is about a ten minute walk from Vestamager Metro station and a great way to enjoy the views of the natural reserve in Amager. Combine a day of open-air activities with an affordable café visit. The menu includes burgers, lunch platters, coffee, cake, and more––most of it made from local produce. For example, the beef for the burgers is from the cows grazing on the commons nearby. Click here for more information.
Where: Æbeløgade 4, 2100 København Ø
ØsterGRO is Denmark’s first city farm located on the roof top of an old vehicle auction house in Østerbro. The roof top farm produces all sorts of vegetables, along with their own eggs and honey. Plan your visit to the farm between 10-17 on Wednesdays, and you’ll be more than welcome to look around or even lend a hand. Afterward you and the kids can go downstairs and enjoy the harvest at GRO Spiseri. Note: The restaurant has special opening hours and you will need to buy a ticket in advance. Check everything here.
Where: Søndre Strandvej 50 , 2791 Dragør
Take a trip to historic Dragør––and experience the idyllic Danish summer cottage atmosphere at Café Sylten. There’s a great view of the sea and a little beach nearby where the kids can play. The place is especially recommended for it’s cozy Sankt Hans or fastelavn evenings. The café has brunch, lunch, or dinner––including a menu for the kids.
Where: Kronprinsessegade 13, 1306 København K
In Copenhagen’s green oasis, The King’s Garden, you can visit Orangeriet and enjoy some traditional open-faced sandwiches (smørrebrød) for lunch or how about a delicious warm apple tarte tatin for dessert? The place is most suitable for children on Sundays, when the café serves classics like hot chocolate, apple juice, soda, and chocolate chip cookies. Drop by before or after a walk and take a break under one of the café parasols.
Where: Christiania / Fabriksområdet 134, 1440 København K
Take a trip to colorful Christiania and visit Morgenstedet, which, for more than 20 years, has been serving vegetarian meals. Their cozy patio offers peace, vitality, and lots of greenery in summer. The place is very child-friendly, with highchairs, changing tables, and child-friendly food.
Where: Tivoli / Vesterbrogade 3, 1650 København V
Café and restaurant Gemyse has gone green in more than one way: the menu’s vegetables are all 100% organic and meals can be eaten in the garden or the greenhouse. Kids can make their own Danish twistbread or roast some marshmallows at the fire pits in the vegetable garden every day from 12-22. The price is 35 DKK for each snack.
Where: Øster Voldgade 4A, 1350 København K
Located in the King’s Garden, The Garden Café offers a small selection of sandwiches and snacks, as well as a number of different beverages, hot and cold, However, the real treat is the view of Rosenborg Castle. Relax in a café lawn chair while the kids run around and play on the lawn.
Where: Frederiksberg Have / Frederiksberg Runddel 3A, 2000 Frederiksberg
Drop by Café Funder, which is located in one of the orange buildings by Frederiksberg Runddel. Enjoy your meal at a cozy café table under the trees and with a view of the flowers. A hidden oasis within Frederiksberg park, which simply oozes with peace and harmony. The menu contains sandwiches, salads, breakfast options, and in summer there’s a summer menu with tapas, pies, and other delicacies.
Where: Designmuseum Danmark / Bredgade 68, 1260 København K
Check out the Danish Museum of Art & Design’s Klint Café on a summer day and enjoy a cold drink or something light to eat in the beautiful museum garden (Grønnegården). The garden is shielded from the traffic, which makes it a peaceful and safe spot for families to hang out. The menu offers kid-size skewers and toast for the little ones. Note: During the summer the museum garden and the outdoor service closes at 17.00 due to theater performances in the garden.
Photos: 1) Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek af Anne Marie Jo 2) Restaurant Väkst af Chris Tonnesen 3) ØsterGRO af Henning Thomsen 4) Orangeriet Kongens Have 5) Gemyse / Tivoli 6) Café Funder
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