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Paludan's Book & Cafe

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Indre By (Inner City)
Cafe, European, Vegetarian, Scandinavian, Danish, Gluten Free
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Fiolstraede 10-12, Copenhagen, Denmark
33 15 06 75
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place offers fresh food on reasonable prices. The portions are very big. The interior looks like a bookstore. It is mostly crowded with students but it is cozy and it is located in the heart of the city.

Thank Milena I
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy coffee/simple food place few steps from busy city centrum of Copenhagen. Excellent coffee, good selection of beers, food fresh and tasty. Above average place to eat in Copenhagen.

Thank PoohPrague
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were very pleasantly surprised by this little place. It looks like a book store where you could visit every day. The food was excellent with large portions. We had the vegetable lasagna and the salmon with roasted root vegetables. Both came with a salad. Cost $15/person. I will eat here again

Thank Kelsner
San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful dining treat and I highly recommend it! Set in an old fashioned, used book store this restaurant served delicious food, in large portions, for a very reasonable price. The atmosphere was cozy and rustic - each table is unique - some with chairs and some with couches. You find a table and order at the counter.... More 

Thank CalTravler55
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 765 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice bright setting amongst shelves and shelves of books. They also served appealing meals at reasonable prices. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was so cosy! It's a mix between a book shop and a cafe. The hamburgers (especially the one with goat cheese) were delicious. Not expensive at all. Nice staff. Don't think I have anything bad to say about this place :-)

Thank Beakol
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice on our 4 night stay in Copenhagen as it was so good! The brunch plates are fantastic and will keep you full for most of the day. I went for a vegetarian brunch which included cheeses, jam, breads, fruit, yoghurt with granola, pancake, scrambled egg, hummus, and either an orange juice or a smoothie. It really... More 

Thank Lauren A
Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We underestimated it when we walked in but the food left us wanting more. The salad was delicious and the sandwiches were great too! Excellent quality food. Big portions and very reasonable prices considering the area. The atmosphere is great and service was friendly.

Thank vdsan10
New Delhi, India
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a vegetarian brunch . The meal included a smoothie , Greek yoghurt , salad , bread etc. hav had better Greek youghurt( was too sweet ) , smoothie was good . Overall food was fine , however the place was too crowded , and service too slow and too expensive . One meal was around 100 Danish krona .... More 

Thank Hyms A
Wilmington, Delaware
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old style self service place with bookish atmosphere. We were starving and the food was just delicious. Prices are completely reasonable for Copenhagen. Don't miss.

Thank RafaeloA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, European, Vegetarian, Scandinavian, Danish, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fiolstraede 10-12, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Indre By (Inner City)
  • Neighborhood: Indre By (Inner City)
  • Phone Number: 33 15 06 75

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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.