Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District is becoming the city’s most vivid, dynamic and artistic neighborhood. This district has a unique dual function, thriving in its new status as a hip hub of art, music and culture, while still serving as an important part of Copenhagen’s profitable meat industry. Discover some of our favorite places to brunch in Kødbyen.
Serving simple, rustic Italian food, mother is your first stop for brunch in the Meatpacking district. Their Italian-born head chef spoils guests to this restaurant with authentic Napoli style dishes prepared in a wood-fired oven. Healthy breakfasts weets like muesli, jams and yogurts are available for those with lighter appetites, while their pastas, pizzas, and hearty salads are ideal for hungry brunch-goers.
The cozy tea room Tante T is a great place to relax in the vibrant bustle of the Meatpacking district. While they specialize in teas, they also serve a fantastic Copenhagen-style brunch with options for gluten-free diners. Picture a plate piled with your choice of homemade breads, pastries, fresh fruit, cheeses, curd, and sausages, all served alongside a steaming cup of specialty tea in a laid-back café atmosphere.
Cafe Mandela is famous for its organic production, and for serving one of the best weekend brunch buffets in Copenhagen. Mandela’s high-quality ingredients and artistic environment attract a big crowd so it’s always buzzing with customers, yet still maintains a relaxing, chilled-out ambience. Their buffet comes highly recommended by for its great selection of sweet and savory brunch fare, all at a reasonable price.
Restaurant Carlton is located on the edge of the Meatpacking District, and serves traditional Danish food as well as contemporary dishes. Its breakfast menu is well known as one of the best in the city. This menu offers great options including a creative, popular, huge brunch platter of soft boiled eggs, bacon, mortadella, salami, and sausage, French brie and Emmenthaler cheese, a smoked salmon roll with smoked cheese cream and red paprika hummus, Skyr yogurt with berry compote, fresh fruits, and a mini-croissant. Oh, and bread with organic butter. Yes, all that on one platter. It’s a veritable feast. There are options for vegetarians too.
The lovely Cafe Apropos combines contemporary style and down-to-earth comfort, with natural woody furnishings creating a homey atmosphere for enjoying a bountiful brunch. They also offer a outdoor seating area where customers can enjoy a warm breeze in the summertime and people-watch the district’s busy streets. Their huge brunch spread includes various breads, cheeses, egg dishes, and sausages from local butchers, as well as fluffy pancakes, flaky pastries, and a variety of seasonal fruits.