Have you ever wondered what true love smells like? It smells like cinnamon buns, which is why our hearts belong to Copenhagen. The sidewalk café on Padang Linjong is world-famous (okay, Canggu-famous) for their ooey, gooey, cinnamony baked goods and to say we’re a little obsessed would be the understatement of the century. We’re obsessed with the whole concept, to be frank. If you’ve been to the place (and you may have because this place is packed to the brim on the reg), you know the drill. And what’s that? At Copenhagen, you build your own breakfast, lunch, and dinner boards. You’re in charge of your food destiny.
For brekkie, decide whether you’re peckish (3 pieces) or starved (5 pieces) and select your fave morning dishes from the list. Mark on your menu (mini pencils provided) whether you’d like something from the bakery (ie. their homemade Danish Rye), a little protein (eggs, smoked salmon, etc.), fruits and veg, smoothie bowls, or the legendary cinnamon bun. Seriously, the options are endless.
For lunch and dinner, the concept stays the same but the choices change. Lunch is more about open sandwiches and salads while dinner is served tapas-style. Indulge in meatballs (as the Nordic do) or carb-load on creamy pastas. Can’t decide on only a few dishes? Sharing is caring at Copenhagen and encouraged.
Since you’re creating your own meal, all dietary restrictions and lifestyles can be accommodated. Whether you’re vegan, keto, or dairy-free (or all three), you can craft a meal that suits you. And you can always feel good about your choices. Copenhagen keeps its dishes traditional but their ingredients local. All breads, pastries, and cakes are made in-house. Their Danish Rye, sourdough and cinnamon buns are in such high demand that Copenhagen has opened a second location in Perenenan to keep up. However, you won’t find build-your-own boards here. Instead, their second location is fashioned as more of a coffee shop with grab-and-go sandwiches, pastries, and breads.
The one thing that will remain the same at both Copenhagens is the concept of hygge. A Danish word that loosely translates to cozy, hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is more of a vibe that Copenhagen embodies. Defined on their wall as ‘a calm comfortable time with people you love, a complete absence of frustrations or anything emotionally overwhelming, often enjoyed with good food and drinks’, we couldn’t think of a better way to describe this café that makes everyone feel like family: so comfortable, so welcome, and so well-fed.
Catch their daily (12-5) special of a cinnamon roll or ‘cake of the month’ and coffee for only 39k. Once you sink your teeth into their soft and freshly baked cinnamon buns, you’ll be joining the ranks of the other regulars that make Copenhagen a part of their daily routine. We would know… just ask our thighs.