11 Top Cafés and Coffee Shops in Aarhus

Courtesy of Cafe FolkeVen
Courtesy of Cafe FolkeVen | Courtesy of Cafe FolkeVen
Photo of Aliki Seferou
29 November 2017

Whether you’re looking for a cozy café to warm up in while you’re exploring Aarhus’ city center or a stylish place to taste the traditional Danish delicacies, these 11 cafés and coffee shops will do the trick.

Café Drudenfuss

Cafe, Tea , European, Danish, Coffee, $$$
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Welcoming customers for more than 25 years, Drudenfuss is quite known among locals. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, or dinner you won’t be disappointed. This café is open from morning till after midnight, and serves all kinds of delicacies. Get a piece of a homemade apple pie or risalamande, the Danish traditional dessert that every local eats during Christmas.

Great Coffee

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Danish, $$$
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Great Coffee, Aarhus
Great Coffee, Aarhus | Courtesy of Great Coffee

Great Coffee is known for serving high-quality coffee which is collected by places all over the world, then carefully brewed with different methods in Denmark and finally is prepared by Søren Stiller Markussen, an award-winning barista. Coffee geeks will love the industrial, stylish coffee shop located in the heart of the Aarhus’ city center.

La Cabra

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Danish, European, Coffee, $$$
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Located in the picturesque Latin Quarter, La Cabra is the perfect place to start your day with a delicious breakfast or make a pitstop and warm up while exploring the historic city center. The award-winning coffee shop is decorated in a minimal way, exactly how the Scandinavian style requires. So, it’s no wonder it is a hangout for design lovers and the city’s hipster crowd.

Meal service:

Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch


Casual, Modern, Stylish

Café Viggo

Cafe, Coffee Shop, European, Danish, Coffee, $$$
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Viggo-20 | Courtesy of Café Viggo

Beside its great coffee, Café Viggo is also known for its tasty dishes inspired by cuisines from all over the world. The hyggelig café is usually filled with locals indulging in the place’s renowned brunch or relaxing with a chilled cocktail after a long day. Located on Åboulevarden, right by the waterfront, Café Viggo is among locals’ favorite hangouts for a sunny day.

Street Coffee

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Danish, European, Coffee, $$$
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Being one of the hippest coffee shops in town, Street Coffee attracts all types of people who appreciate quality coffee and good music. Street Coffee has three different coffee shops, but all of them are located in the city center, and no matter which one you choose, excellent service and a friendly atmosphere are guaranteed.

Cafe FolkeVen

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Danish, European, Coffee
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Cafe FolkeVen, Aarhus
Cafe FolkeVen, Aarhus | Courtesy of Cafe FolkeVen

Cafe FolkeVen opened a cozy café on Thorvaldsensgade within walking distance from ARoS museum; it used to be a takeaway coffee shop housed in a VW bus from 1963. With its delicious coffee and tasty sandwiches, it instantly gained a place in locals’ hearts and therefore the idea of opening a cozy place where people could lay back and indulge in its warm and cold beverages was born. The place is quite small and it can only fit a few customers but that’s what makes it so cute. Besides, it offers take away coffees for those who prefer having their drinks while seeing the city’s attractions.

Café Gaya

Cafe, European, Danish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Tea , $$$
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Café Gaya, Aarhus
Café Gaya, Aarhus | Courtesy of Cafe Gaya

Café Gaya serves food and drinks made with 100% organic ingredients. Therefore it’s a real favorite for vegetarians, vegans, and those who prefer having their cake gluten-free. The colorful, cozy café has a warm and peaceful atmosphere and its little backyard is a real oasis in the middle of the city and an ideal spot for escaping the downtown’s noise on a sunny day. Several events and activities such as workshops, yoga, and Pilates courses frequently take place, while on Fridays there are live music concerts.

Meal service:

Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch


Cosy, Relaxed, Outdoors

Café Ganefryd

Cafe, Danish, European, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
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Café Ganefryd, Aarhus
Café Ganefryd, Aarhus | Courtesy of Café Ganefryd

Fresh juices, gluten-free sandwiches, and vegetarian burgers are some of the things you’ll find on Café’s Ganefryd menu. With a focus on sustainability and quality, Emma and Christine, the people behind the café, strive to serve healthy and delicious dishes to their guests. Café Ganefryd is located in the Latin Quarter and is surrounded by stylish boutiques and some of the city’s most vivid bars.

Meal service:

Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch


Relaxed, Cosy


Brasserie, Cafe, European, French, Danish, $$$
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Casablanca Aarhus is a French-brasserie style café that opened back in 1981 and, until today, is considered one of the best in Aarhus. Situated behind the Cathedral, Casablanca is in the heart of Aarhus’ Latin Quarter and in the Summer, its outdoor tables are usually packed with locals and tourists soaking up some sun.


Cafe, Coffee Shop, European, Danish, German, Coffee
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Kjærs Kaffebar, Aarhus
Kjærs Kaffebar, Aarhus | Courtesy of Kjær's Kaffeebar

Get a taste of Berlin in Kjær’s, the coffee shop that brings something of the Berlinese atmosphere to the heart of Aarhus. The smell of homemade bread and cake lingers in the café’s air welcoming habitues and tourists from morning until five in the evening. Mixing new and recycled furniture and items bought from flea markets, the people behind Kjær’s have managed to create a fashionable café with a warm atmosphere.

Løve’s Bog- og VinCafé

Brasserie, Cafe, European, Danish, Coffee, $$$
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Aarhus - Cafe 09 (Tim Brandt Photography)
Aarhus - Cafe 09 (Tim Brandt Photography) | Courtesy of Løve’s Bog- og VinCafé

Løve’s Bog- og VinCafé is both a bookstore and a café where concerts, lectures, and poetry events take place. Its relaxed atmosphere makes it the perfect place for a coffee during the day, while its great selections of 130 wines is a good reason to stop by for an evening glass of wine. Foodies won’t be disappointed either, as Løve’s Bog- og VinCafé serves homemade brownies and salty snacks to pair with your wine.

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