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The six best bakeries in Copenhagen
Come here to enjoy fresh sourdough bread, wonderful cakes and fabulous minimalist Danish style. Baker shares a the very best bakeries in Copenhagen not to be missed during a visit to the Danish capital!
There's a small revolution going on in Copenhagen. A bakery rebellion...
Sourdough bread, made from a mixture of water fermented with wild yeast and bacteria, is virtually taking over all the bakeries - with great success.
And behind the counter in the most delightful bakeries where you can buy freshly baked bread, stand bakers from the world's major cities - from San Francisco to Buenos Aires.
Who has the best sourdough bread in Copenhagen?
Villa Copenhagen has taken the desire for sourdough bread among both Danes and visitors seriously and opened its own bakery, RUG Bakery. Gonzalo Guarda is the head baker there. What is his speciality?
Sourdough bread, of course. But don't worry, you can still, of course, get sweet treats such as Danish pastries, butter cake, and cinnamon buns in the capital.
Read the interview: From Buenos Aires via Noma to the RUG Bakery
Here are six bakeries in Copenhagen you must try out, according to head baker Gonzalo:
1. Apotek 57
Address: Fredericiagade 57
"Here, you can get delightful buns, go for the sesame version. The crust is beautifully caramelised, crispy on the outside and soft and airy on the inside – with the most flavoursome and salty butter… To die for," says Gonzalo.
2. Lille Bakery
Address: Refshalevej 213A
"Great lunch with a fantastic atmosphere," says Gonzalo.
And it is precisely its atmosphere and good service that this little bakery is known for, in addition to a wide range of cakes, pastries and sandwiches, made with natural ingredients and without additives.
3. Hart Bageri
Address: Gl. Kongevej 109
Hart Bageri is not Gonzalo's personal recommendation, but it is nonetheless a renowned place that needs mentioning. The bakery was opened by American chef Richard Hart, who was the head baker at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, California. He has achieved success with his emphasis on traditional methods and natural ingredients. In Copenhagen, it's all about high-quality sourdough bread, cakes and pastries.
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4. Seks Bakery & Eatery
Address: Krystalgade 6
"The friendliest people work here; you must visit and have lunch. There's a great variety on offer," says Gonzalo.
The café is known for its trendy and stylish decor and its use of natural and organic ingredients.
5. Juno the Bakery
Address: Århusgade 48
"Tasty and beautiful pastries, with an incredibly high level of baking," says Gonzalo.
The café is trendy, and here, too, they are best known for their sourdough bread. The backstory is that former Noma chef Emil Glaser missed good cinnamon buns in the bakeries of Copenhagen (which was the pastry he grew up with in Sweden). He was therefore determined to have cinnamon buns in the display case at Juno the Bakery when it opened in 2017.
6. RUG Bakery
Modestly enough, Gonzalo did not recommend his own bakery, RUG Bakery at Villa Copenhagen. But it must, of course, be included. The place has become a popular sourdough bakery and café that serves a wide range of breads, pastries and cakes, as well as coffee and tea. The bakery is known for its authentic sourdough baking techniques and use of natural and organic ingredients, as well as its trendy and minimalist decor.
And last but not least, it is located in one of Copenhagen's coolest hotels, Villa Copenhagen.
Check in here for delicious pastries, a good night's sleep and a dip in the heated rooftop swimming pool!