Nordisk Brødhus – best brunch in Copenhagen (and of my life)
Rantzausgade 58 B, DK-2200 Copenhagen
I wrote this blog post about six months ago, but it has taken me a while to publish as there was an incident with the photos that we took that morning. The photos have finally been recovered, so read more about the brunch below!
In June 2014, after 4 history-packed days in Berlin, I flew to Copenhagen and met another friend for the weekend. It was a wonderful trip – Copenhagen is a stunningly beautiful city with a laid-back lifestyle that made me want to drop everything and just ride my bike whilst breathing in the crisp sea air. We were lucky enough to be couchsurfing with two of the friendliest, most accommodating people I have ever met, and one of the many things they did for us was to take us to Nordisk Brødhus (the site is in Danish, but a quick Google Translate will do the trick) for an absolutely scrumptious brunch.
It was a beautiful Sunday morning and we wandered through Nørrebro and the beautiful Assistens Cemetery before stepping through the doors of this little bakery/eatery. Immediately, my nostrils were filled with the scent of fresh bread that soon enveloped my entire body, making my mouth water. Our knowledgable hosts ordered the standard brunch and we sat outside as we waited, soaking up the Scandinavian sun.
When the food arrived, my eyes grew to the size of dinner plates. Assorted breads, meats and cheeses, butter and jam, fresh apple juice and coffee looked at me and begged to be eaten and drunk. Everything was beautifully arranged on wooden boards and that smell, again, assaulted my senses. I barely waited for the decorous “Bon Appetit” before tearing into everything greedily.
The bread was indescribably warm and fresh. Drinking the juice felt like my throat was expanding (in a good way). The butter and jam were exactly the right temperature for spreading. The ham was like thin slices of heaven. And the coffee – I’m not a coffee connoisseur by any standards, but I know that this was quality.
The entire affair (including drinks) cost the equivalent of 10£ – a price that is more than fair, especially considering the generally high prices in Copenhagen. And I am not exaggerating when I say this was the best brunch I’ve ever had. The food was fantastic, the company was delightful, the city was beautiful and the atmosphere one of a kind. If you’re ever in Copenhagen, pay Nordisk Brødhus a visit. You will NOT regret it.