The 5 best neighbourhood coffee bars

1) La Esquina

La Esquina is located pretty far off the typical tourist path, but for the people living and working around Ryesgade, this place is an oasis for those in need of a proper cup of coffee, a healthy lunch, or a glass or two of Spanish wine.

people drinking at La Esquina

2) Kent's KAFFE Laboratorium

Part coffee bar, part science lab, Kent’s KAFFE Lab is a coffee bar unlike any other in Copenhagen. The team at Kent’s take coffee very seriously and love to talk about the how, why, and where of their beans, processes, and equipment.

coffee Kent Kaffe Lab

3) Central Café

Located underneath the so-called ‘smallest hotel in the world’, the Central Café on Tullinsgade is a beloved neighbourhood haunt, rich in history and local pride. Tip: with only five seats inside the cafe, it’s best to sit outside, where there’s plenty of room to take in the ambiance of the charming street.

Central Café in Copenhagen

4) The Coffee Collective

By now you’ve likely heard of The Coffee Collective, who opened Copenhagen’s first open coffee roastery in 2008. And while any one of the brand’s awardwinning, sustainably-focused locations will serve you a perfect coffee, the original on Jægersborggade still has that lovely neighbourhood vibe.

wall decoration at Coffee collective bar

5) Props Coffee Shop

When it comes to finding an authentic neighbourhood coffee bar, look no further than Props Coffee Shop. Located on the walking street of Blågårdsgade and tucked in between galleries, secondhand shops, and dive bars, this place is always full of local characters and lively conversation.

terrace Props Coffee Shop

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