The Top Brunch Spots In Aarhus, Denmark

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Crystal Au

Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark, a place combining the vibrancy of a bustling metropolis with the quaint charm of a smaller town. Watch the many bike riders glide by whilst reclining in a cafe with a cappuccino here, or soak in the magnificent views of the turquoise bay whilst enjoying a light bite or a tasty breakfast. There are a plethora of brilliant brunch spots in Aarhus just waiting to be discovered. Here’s six of the best.

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1. Kunsthal

Art Gallery, Concert Hall

Kunsthal is primarily a contemporary art space which features a picturesque, cozy cafe. There are two floors full of exhibitions here, and after a satisfying browse why not head downstairs for a sweet treat. An ideal place to contemplate the art on show, the menu here is simple and basic, as they’ve chosen to focus on quality over quantity. There is a tasty selection of sweet and savoury snacks on offer including bread rolls, sandwiches, croissants, cookies and cakes, and there’s also an array of coffees, cold drinks and smoothies to choose from. Art magazines are found everywhere here, so you can flick through a few pages whilst enjoying a light and delicious bite.

2. Langhoff & Juul

Langhoff & Juul

Food isn’t the only great thing about Langhoff & Juul – the venue is a celebration of everything wood related, from the walls, to the floors, to the tables and chairs, even the decor. Exuding a homely, warm and rustic atmosphere, Langhoff & Juul is a great place to enjoy a plentiful brunch of rye bread, fresh salad and scrambled eggs. The food presentation here is exquisite.
Address and Telephone: Guldsmedgade 30, Aarhus, Denmark, +45 3030 0018

3. F-Høj

Deli, Restaurant, Seafood, Dessert, Danish

F-Høj began life as a takeout restaurant, but has flourished to become a popular joint featuring comfortable seats for diners. The venue’s speciality is smørrebrød, the Danish open-faced sandwich, a favorite in Scandinavia, especially among the Danes. A smørrebrød usually consists of a base of buttered rye bread with seafood or meat on top, and there are six types of the delicacy available here. Some sweet treats such as cakes and cookies are also purchasable in the deli.

4. Globen Flakket

Globen Flakket

Located among the many cafes and restaurants lining the Aarhus River, Globen Flakket stands out due to its warm atmosphere, smiling staff and seemingly endless brunch buffet. A range of warm breads, eggs, fresh fruit and more can be enjoyed here, along with fresh juices, smoothies and a range of coffee options. When the sun shines through the large glass windows here, illuminating the white walls and glistening chandeliers of the interior, there’s no better place to be.
Address and Telephone: Åboulevarden 18, Aarhus, Denmark, +45 8731 0333

5. Café Faust

Café Faust

Located on the main street of the city, Café Faust is spacious, cozy and bustling spot perfect for a tasty late breakfast. There are three options on the brunch menu, namely ‘The One’, ‘The Only’ and ‘The Healthy’. They include a little bit of everything, from cheese and meat to crusty bread and fresh fruit. If you want something else other than the three brunches, there are salads, burgers and pasta dishes available all day.
Address and Telephone: Åboulevarden 38, Aarhus, Denmark, +45 8619 0706

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6. Café Gemmestedet

Cafe, Restaurant, Danish, Coffee, Tea , Fast Food

Café Gemmestedet is a tiny but homely Turkish restaurant in Aarhus, with the sleek, large carpet and small, close-knit tables adding charming touches the a warm, cozy environment here. Along with a selection of other light meals, there is a brunch menu served here until 3pm every day. Perfect for a taste of Turkey, why not try the homemade muesli with Turkish yogurt, or the Turkish sausage with scrambled egg. The venue is also a great place for jazz lovers, with brilliant live performances occurring nightly.

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