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The Royal Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indre By (Inner City)
Cafe, Scandinavian, Danish, European, Vegetarian Friendly
As featured in Best Food in Copenhagen
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Amagertorv 6, Copenhagen 1611, Denmark
+45 33 12 11 22
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Nashville, Tennessee
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2012

This place was fantastic! The smushi sandwiches were very tasty and the dessert was amazing. Loved the fun atmosphere...lots to look at while you are eating. Check it out!

1 Thank Honeymooners
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2012

Charming, quirky, pretty cafe offering beautifully presented smorrebrød (Danish open sandwiches) with a modern twist, hence the name "Smushi" they use for these little delights. Prices are high though and I'm always shocked after I've been presented with the bill. This weekend we stopped in for a late lunch (2 of us), we had 3 of the little Smushi each,... More 

Thank 72vintage
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2012

Yummy sandwiches, soup, salads, desserts, coffee and tea served on various patterns of beautiful Royal Copenhagen china. Very friendly service in a casual setting, designed with tongue-in-cheek hipness. Lovely courtyard open in warmer weather, too, in the middle of shopping area.

2 Thank PhiladelphiaMatilda
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2011

If you are looking for a small, cosy cafe in the centre of Copenhagen, search no further and visit The Royal Cafe. This is the ideal place for taking a break from the hustle and bustle of Strøget and enjoy your coffee or tea served in Royal Copenhagen porcelain. This is just so much better than what other nearby cafes... More 

Thank Kristoffer R
London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2011

This is definitely a must visit in Copenhagen when you go. The food is truly Danish and very good. Coupled with the Danish design elements it is a must see Danish cafe.

Thank LondonFoodie305
Copenhagen, Denmark
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2011

So this is it.. The smushis, between a sushi and a smørrebrød, it looks very nice on the place and the setting/location is great. But I find it rather disappointing when the taste does not match the look.. It lacked seasoning and flavour.

1 Thank anachoune
reykjavik, iceland
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2011

I make a point of trying to visit the Royal Café every time I'm in Copenhagen. I love the interesting decor, mismatched Royal Copenhagen china, and the delicious food. Hot chocolate and pastries are wonderful choices in wintertime. Smushis and salads are good around the year. Smushi is a small danish open sandwich "smörrebröd". You could say it ressembles a... More 

Thank bjorgk
North Florida
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2011

On our 5th and last day in Copenhagen we had lunch at The Royal Cafe, which we found by accident. It is tucked down a bit of an alleyway and the outdoor garden seating (at least in summer) is charming. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. I was only sorry we didn't have room for the fabulous... More 

1 Thank MaggieLJP
Paris, France
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2011

The waitress was very unfriendly, wine was more than average and food was Tasteless I am not recommending

1 Thank Na2212
Paris, France
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283 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2010

I have been to Copenhagen 3 times and have been to the Royal Cafe twice now. It grabbed my attention the first time and drew me back. I like the fact you have to go through a little courtyard to get to it and its small, cosy atmosphere and magical Alice-in-Wonderland like quality. Try and sit in the back at... More 

Thank MiaGlobetrotter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Scandinavian, Danish, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Amagertorv 6, Copenhagen 1611, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Indre By (Inner City)
  • Neighborhood: Indre By (Inner City)
  • Phone Number: +45 33 12 11 22

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Indre By (Inner City)

Neighborhood Profile
Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
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