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$10 - $20
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Danish
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch

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Indre By (Inner City)
0.3 miles from Radhuspladsen
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Reviewed September 2, 2022

I honestly can't see any reasons why you should eat elsewhere when in Copenhagen. This is a restaurant with excellent food and the best of all staff.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 30, 2022

A quite busy little restaurant, with old-fashioned decor and a wonderful staff. We had a classic lunch of Danish open-faced sandwiches, pilsner and snaps. Totally delicious.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 12, 2022 via mobile

The owners are onsite and will proudly show you pictures that document the restaurant history back to 1902. The space is very exclusive so you’ll need a reservation on many days. But when you do get a table….WOW!!! Everything tastes amazing and the portions are...just incredible. The staff will explain the “proper” way to enjoy their national treasures and will enthusiastically help you enjoy the experience!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed December 16, 2021

Great service from waiters who one would think were still working at the restaurant since it first opened (which I believe was around the year 1780). During this Christmas, only one menu to choose from - but it was very good and we went away...absolutely stuffed! First we got 3 different kinds of herring, a great start to the meal. Especially with the delicious rye bread. Then a huge platter with salmon, battered fish, porkbelly, chicken salat, beef - and probably a lot of other toppings I am forgetting. The atmosphere was amazing. Different groups of danish people standing up, doing short speeches, shouting out Skål and singing drinking-songs. I guess this is a thing around Christmas, and not something to expect on a dull Wednesday in January :) ...but like with most things in Denmark - it was certainly not cheap!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Søren S, Direktør at Cafe Sorgenfri, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2021

Hej einars. Thank You for a wonderful review. Everyone at Cafe Sorgenfri are doing their absolutely best - every day Sincerely yours Cafe Sorgenfri

Reviewed October 17, 2021 via mobile

Very good and genuine place for smorrebröd, highly recommended and a must when in Copenhagen. Extra plus to a super staff who managed to find us a table despite no advance booking!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

Fabulous chicken salad open sandwich. So good we will return before we go home from our weekend. Great ambiance.

Date of visit: January 2020
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s_rens845, Chef  at Cafe Sorgenfri, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2020

Hi Siobhant. Thank you very much for taking the time, to write a review, of your visit to Cafe Sorgenfri. We are always very pleased, when our guests like what they get. We hope to see you back some time. Sincerely yours Cafe Sorgenfri

Reviewed January 12, 2020

The cafe has a wonderful ambience with its dark wood-panelling. The service is considerate and rapid. We ate Smorrebrod, the traditional Danish open sandwiches, and there was an excellent choice. My own two were curried herring with egg, and fillet of plaice with shrimp. These...are delivered on a large platter and you assemble them yourself, which allows some choice, for example in the amount of mayonnaise you put on the food. All was washed down by a glass of Danish beer. A superb lunch!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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s_rens845, Chef  at Cafe Sorgenfri, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2020

Hi Richard. Thank You very much, for taking the time, to review your visit at Cafe Sorgenfri. We're so happy, that You liked the restaurant, the atmosphere, the food and our service. We hope to see You again. Sincerely yours Cafe Sorgenfri

Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

Delicious Christmas lunch. The staff where amazing. Very accommodating to gluten free needs. The gluten free bread was delicious.

Date of visit: December 2019
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s_rens845, Chef  at Cafe Sorgenfri, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2020

Hi regina. Thank for very much for your very kind words. To tell You the truth - we agree. Hope to see you again some day. Sincerely yours Cafe Sorgenfri

Reviewed December 15, 2019

Entering Cafe Sorgenfri from the street in Copenhagen's Latin quarter is like using a time machine! The extremely cozy interior has hardly been changed since the 20's, and the food is like grandma made it (meaning great!). We had a typical Danish Christmas lunch with...herring, open sandwiches, roast pork, etc. Everything is obviously homemade and the quality (and quantity) is great. The staff is kind, humorous and attentive. Tourists visiting Copenhagen in December should try this Christmas lunch!!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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s_rens845, Chef  at Cafe Sorgenfri, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2020

Hi frpe. We couldn't agree more... It is always a pleasure, when our guests take their time, to write a review If our guests love what they get, it pleases even more. But we disagree, that tourists only should visit us Cafe Sorgenfri in december,...More

Reviewed November 17, 2019 via mobile

It can not be better if you want to spend time with your collegues for the purpose of getting to know them better, eating and drinking well and and at last building company culture. The atmosphere of the cafe is unique, food like homemade, beer...real danish taste. At last the aquavitt makes you sing and be happy. Just remember to book well ahead of your visit. We will come back!!!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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s_rens845, Chef  at Cafe Sorgenfri, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2019

Hi Lor. Thank You very much for your fine review of your visit at Cafe Sorgenfri. We are always very pleased, when our guests take the time, to write a review. We hope to see You and your collegues again. Sincerely Yours Cafe Sorgenfri

Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

Just lovin’it. Original cafe with tons of history and have been serving tons of pork and frikadeller. And then again some akevitt. Just as visiting your closest family. Smiling and serving food and drinks with a very good and reliable attitude. It’s a must. Order...table weeks in advance. Busy. Not in the late hours (17-19) Vel bekomme.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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s_rens845, Chef  at Cafe Sorgenfri, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2019

Hi Espen. Thank you very much, for taking the time to review your visit at Cafe Sorgenfri. The funny thing is, that we have the excact same opinion as you. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely yours Cafe Sorgenfri

Reviewed September 18, 2019 via mobile

We really enjoyed Cafe Sorgenfri. I even got a pot of Potekäse with me home. The food was excellent the service funny and personal. The snaps excellent. Will come back when in KPH next time. I have recommended it to everyone that I know when...they are in Copenhagen. Thank you!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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s_rens845, Chef  at Cafe Sorgenfri, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2019

Hi Katarinae. We are so glad You enjoyed your visit to Cafe Sorgenfri. It is also a great pleasure for us, when our guests take their time to review their visit here.Thank You so much for your recommendations to everyone. We hope to see You...More

Reviewed August 8, 2019

We had a brief visit to Copenhagen and our driver/guide recommended this little place for a sampling of local dishes, especially Smorrebrod, which are the local open face sandwiches. Service was fast and friendly, and the food excellent. We suggest the liver pate with bacon...and mushrooms, the pork roast, all served with traditional sides, like beets and onions, and a little Aquavit on the side! There is a very confined menu ( but just what we were looking for) This is NOT good for big groups, small children, or the claustrophobic. But, worth a try!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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s_rens845, Chef  at Cafe Sorgenfri, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2019

Hi Janis. Thank You so much, for taking the time to write a review, of your visit to Cafe Sorgenfri. We are delighted to hear, that You liked what You experienced. Your observations regarding who should visit Cafe Sorgenfri, is right on the money. We...More

Reviewed June 17, 2019 via mobile

I've visited this place with few friends. We wanted to try typical food and that was a really good choice to go there but once we got there the waitress wasn't very nice. Was tyring to convince one of us to change the meal just...because the rest was having the same food. Apart from that, it was danish food at reasonable price.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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s_rens845, Chef  at Cafe Sorgenfri, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2019

Hi agapimu. Thank You for taking the time, to review our restaurant. We are always delighted when our guests do so. We are glad that You liked the food and the reasonable price, but ofcourse not so delighted that you didn't find the waitress nice,...More

Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

After a long day of exploring the city on foot, Cafe Sorgenfri was a great choice for some delicious- and beautifully presented- Danish smørrebrød. We called ahead to reserve a spot & were delighted to soak up the atmosphere & history of the cafe. It...is definitely marked on the map for future visits!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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s_rens845, Chef  at Cafe Sorgenfri, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2019

Hi 536rhondam. We are allways delighted, when our guests take the time to review our restaurant. It means the world to us. We are very pleased to hear, that you enjoyed your visit to Cafe Sorgenfri. We hope to see You again some time. Sincerely...More

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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4