Where to spend the day working

14 February 2015 by Hazel

One for the freelancers, students, and weekend workers. When you really don't fancy a day at the office, in bed on your laptop, plenty of cafés in Copenhagen provide a wonderfully caffeinated working/studying environment...

thehazertazer at Kaffebaren på Amager, madaboutcopenhagen
thehazertazer at Kaffebaren på Amager, madaboutcopenhagen

Kaffebaren pa Amager

Kaffebaren på Amager is a firm local favourite, and it’s easy to see why... The place and the people are so welcoming, the coffee is brilliant, as are the cakes and the simple daily menu. It’s the kind of place you can relax for the whole day with family, a book, or your laptop. This photo by @thehazertazer makes it look small, but actually the café extends into several cosy rooms underground too - it’s huge!


thehazertazer at The Lab Kitchen, madaboutcopenhagen
thehazertazer at The Lab Kitchen, madaboutcopenhagen

The Lab Kitchen

@thelabkitchen is on the first floor of @thelabcph and is open for everyone, to pop in for breakfast, coffee, lunch, or hang out all day working and soaking up the studio vibes. We did all of the above. The chefs - Daniel & Thomas have a thing for eggs!


thehazertazer at Democratic Coffee, madaboutcopenhagen
thehazertazer at Democratic Coffee, madaboutcopenhagen

Democratic Coffee

Democratic Coffee is next door to and part of the main library, but this is no average library coffee, and in fact serves some of Copenhagen's best. They also have a brilliant bakery responsible for @thehazertazer's favourite almond croissants!


addeddash at RETRO Nørrebro, madaboutcopenhagen
addeddash at RETRO Nørrebro, madaboutcopenhagen

RETRO

Retro, as the name implies, is a quirky little place full of great assorted furniture, people playing board games over coffee, working, reading, writing, gaming, anything goes. It’s easy to while away hours in such a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. And they’re a non-profit café, so, the work is voluntary and all proceeds go to humanitarian development. @addeddash is quite the regular!


thehazertazer at Nutid, madaboutcopenhagen
thehazertazer at Nutid, madaboutcopenhagen

Nutid

'Nutid' aka 'Present' is a great spacious place upstairs and downstairs full of students working and the tempting aroma of coffee (or beer/glass of wine if that suits your style better). It's entirely run by volunteers, and all profits donated to the world’s poorest and neediest - amazing. Photo by @thehazertazer.


maartjepaardjestaartje at Bang og Jensen, madaboutcopenhagen
maartjepaardjestaartje at Bang og Jensen, madaboutcopenhagen

Bang og Jensen

@maartjepaardjestaartje has perfectly captured this cosy, quirky place. Go for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, drinks - you name it, it’s served here (and it’s nice)! You can also get coffee refills, to keep you fuelled throughout the day!


byqueenbee at Café Altanen, madaboutcopenhagen
byqueenbee at Café Altanen, madaboutcopenhagen

Cafe Altanen

Little known spot by the lakes, Café Altanen, is the perfect place to work with a coffee like @byqueenbee, or while away the hours with friends. The larger table is also great for group work or meetings, and you'll feel very welcome for the whole day. They do some lovely simple lunches, freshly squeezed juice and lagkagehuset cakes.


shellsten at Bevar's, madaboutcopenhagen
shellsten at Bevar's, madaboutcopenhagen

Bevar's

For the perfect place to sit and work alone or with friends whilst enjoying a coffee, a beer, a snack or a meal, Bevar’s is open from morning through to night, has power outlets everywhere, and it's cosy with good music. They also have a meeting room out back, should you need it! Photo by @shellsten.


rasmusbjorndahl at Sidecar, madaboutcopenhagen
rasmusbjorndahl at Sidecar, madaboutcopenhagen

Sidecar

Sidecar changes throughout the day, and they do a lot of things damn well. Coffee, juice, lunch - photographed by @rasmusbjorndahl, cocktails, and pop-up Bao evenings every weekend. There's always a few working away on Macbooks!


junkerchristina at NOHO, madaboutcopenhagen
junkerchristina at NOHO, madaboutcopenhagen

NOHO

Noho is one of those rare places that gets it right for Work, AND for Play. (For Work, there's a blue neon sign.) So take your laptop in the day and grab a coffee, and head there at night to drink fabulous cocktails. In their words, it's a "workplace for freelancers, rascals and likeminded." Photo by @junkerchristina.


byqueenbee at Souls, madaboutcopenhagen
byqueenbee at Souls, madaboutcopenhagen

Souls

The best place to spend the day, working or chilling with a coconut milk iskaffe and great plant-based foodie offerings! Photo: @byqueenbee.


lily__rose at Bacchouse, madaboutcopenhagen
lily__rose at Bacchouse, madaboutcopenhagen

Bacchouse

Bacchouse sits on the corner of Øster Farimagsgade and Sølvgade and is the perfect place to window perch with a laptop and a coffee, and people watch like @lily__rose.


hendederkristine at Cafe Navnløs, madaboutcopenhagen
hendederkristine at Cafe Navnløs, madaboutcopenhagen

Cafe Navnlos

If cosying up with your Macbook is your scene, and perhaps a cortado and a carrot cake like @hendederkristine, you'll be quite at home at the "Nameless café", which is always full of locals relaxing and working, enjoying the quirky vibes this place has got going on.

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