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“Beautiful airy cakes… slow service.”
Review of Conditori La Glace

Conditori La Glace
Ranked #3 of 30 Bakeries in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Danish
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Indre By (Inner City)
Description: Conditori La Glace is the oldest and probably best confectionary in Denmark. Founded in the middle of old Copenhagen on the 8th of October 1870, it has through six generations delivered joy and quality to Copenhagen and its visitors. It is an experience to visit the beautiful old rooms located in Skoubogade 3. La Glace has a lot to offer, including good taste, traditions, history, as well as quick and qualified service. You can choose to enjoy the confections on location or bring the cakes home with you for coffee. Alternatively, we can deliver to your door. We hope that after seeing what we have to offer you will feel like visiting our confectionary, tasting our products, and making use of our many services. We are looking forward to welcoming you to La Glace.
Switzerland
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“Beautiful airy cakes… slow service.”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

It is very likely that upon arrival in Copenhagen someone will recommend this place to you. Then, most likely you will walk by (the result of being strategically situated right where everybody walks) and you will notice first the spectacular confections on the window, then the seemingly endless stream of people going in. And you'll think: cool, this might be it!

But before you get too excited, let me tell you what I personally could go without any given saturday morning:

- Cake, coffee and tea ordering can get VERY chaotic. I can't help to feel bad for the locals, having such a delightful little kondiotori but having to fight the hordes of tourists to have a piece of cake.

- Menu is not of great help because not all cakes offered in writing are available everyday. So basically you'll just have to pick something from the window, even though you might not be sure what's in it.

- Good luck finding a table.

- Service is as s- l-o-w as it can get. And then some.

- Pretty basic tea and coffee selection.

I have mixed feelings because I just can't help but loving it's old time charm. It's one of those places that transport you to a different place in time.

The cakes are beautiful, though, very airy and creamy, if you are into that kind of thing this place might still be worth the visit. Me? I rather have some epic coffee/tea, and grandma style (less sophisticated) cakes somewhere beautiful and quiet... and with Wi-Fi.

  • Visited January 2013
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Greve, Denmark
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“Thats it!”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Arrived on a Thusday mid afternoon and had to join a queue outside. Luckely we only had to wait about 5 minutes before a nice young lady showed us a table for four at the lower part of the cafe.
We order four different layer cakes together with hot chocolate (very rich) with full creem. We shared the sportscake, schwartzwalder, Volmer Sørensens Jubilli cake and Springcake. good cakes and creative.
Your order is served at the table or should I said thrown at the table: The Young just placed the plate at pushed it 20-50 cm to the person! I would said rather naughty!!! The slice of the cakes did not stood up an the plate
It is said to be the best place for cakes in Copenhagen and a lot of turist were among the guests. The two small rooms were chaotic, not much space between the tables and chairs. I have hoped for more charm. I wounder IF one coud get out quicly enough if an accidend happend?

  • Visited October 2013
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3 Thank springbank
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Dublin
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“'Wow'”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Nice little cafe in the Stroget selling the best cakes I have eaten in a long time......Recommend the 'Sportscake'

Visited October 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Cakes!!!”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

OMG how good are the cakes!!! So many and so tasty. We had the sacher and a traditional one which was superbe. Atmosphere is very fancy and is located in the heart of the city. Overall bit pricey, but worthy. Try also the hot chocolate.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Alex S
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Worthing, England, United Kingdom
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“Very naughty, but very nice...”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

W stopped in here on our last day in Copenhagen, ostensibly to get a decent cup of tea (no, WITH milk, no NOT hot milk...). However, the tea went out of the window, when we saw there was proper hot chocolate on the menu!

Given the full-on health kick we have been on since the beginning of the year, it was an extremely bad idea to come to a place like this... However, we managed to work our way through the HC Hat (Caramel mousse with caramel ganache on a chocolate layer) and the AEblekage (apple cake) with some fervour.

The staff were friendly and welcoming and the cafe itself was full of history and romance. I take on board other reviewers' comments about running out of products, but we were there at 10am, and there was a stream of staff going from back of house to front, silver trays piled high with deliciousness.

The only slight quibble would be the price - not exactly the cheapest place in the world, but there again Copenhagen isn't for eating out either.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Cooper-Knights
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