The Best Copenhagen Pastries

I had one and only one goal for my short trip to Copenhagen – eating pastries. Danish pastries differ from typical puff pastries by using yeast to leaven their dough. This results in an intricately layered texture that makes Danish pastries such a renowned viennoiserie speciality. Looking for the best Danish pastries? There’s no better place than Copenhagen! The Danish capital city is known for its excellent fine-dining scene and the same kind of finesse is also shown in its pastries & coffees. In just a short amount of time, I’ve managed to try out a couple of pastry shops and put together this list of the best places for Copenhagen pastries.

Where to Find the Best Pastries in Copenhagen


Hart Bageri

A cardamon croissant bun and a cup of latte at Hart Bageri Copenhagen

Hart Bageri is the first bakery I hit up after landing in Copenhagen and it has set the bar really high from the get-go! I got the cardamom croissant bun and a latte (DKK 83 total) – both totally exceeded expectations. The lamination and crispy flakiness of the pastry was absolute world-class and it was one of those eyes-wide “oh my god” moments as I bit into the pastry. Now that I think about it, this should be no surprise as Hart Bageri is backed by the founders of Noma, a.k.a the world’s best restaurant! It lived up to every hype and, not kidding, I would fly back just to get this pastry again.

Location: Frederiksberg (click here to open location on Google Maps)

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Juno The Bakery

A Swedish cardamom bun at Juno The Bakery in Copenhagen

The queue outside the bakery speaks for itself. Juno The Bakery has been widely crowned to serve the best cardamom buns in Copenhagen and it certainly didn’t disappoint! The sticky sugary knotted buns were an absolute delight to savour. No wonder people go in and buy them in big boxes to take home! For a little bit of background, Juno The Bakery is founded by a former chef at Noma (again!) so you can always count that the quality of food is on point every time. The price for the cardamom bun is DKK30.

Location: Poul Henningsens Plads (click here to open location on Google Maps)

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Bageriet Brød

A cinnamon pastry roll at Bageriet Brod Copenhagen

Bageriet Brød is a neighbourhood bakery in Enghave Plad of Copenhagen and quite a secret gem in the city. Early on a Saturday morning, there are plenty of locals queuing to get their hands on their freshly-baked pastries – a sign that could only mean this place is good. I had the cinnamon roll (DKK 25), which was so dreamily flaky and fluffy in texture, and beautifully laced with aromatic & sweet cinnamon sugar. Their croissants are also known to be of world-class quality, which I certainly would be eyeing for next time. Bonus: the bakery opens early at 7 in the morning, perfect for early birds like me!

Location: Enghave Plad (click here to open location on Google Maps)

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Enghave Kaffe

I was mainly at Enghave Kaffe for their Fuglen coffee (speciality roast from Oslo & Tokyo) but ended up being impressed by the pastries as well! It was just a simple croissant (DKK 25) but it was of exquisite quality, featuring the perfect crisp on the outside, and incredibly fluffy laminated texture inside. As for the coffee, I had a latte (DKK 42) and it was simply the best ever coffee I’ve had! You ought to love the atmosphere and ambience of Enghave Kaffe too. They have a no wifi & no laptops/tablets policy and every corner is super cosy to enjoy that cup of coffee and pastry.

Location: Enghave Plad (click here to open location on Google Maps)

Instagram: enghavekaffe


Andersen Bakery

As you walk past Andersen Bakery, you might notice the Japanese characters on its windows. This is because it is a Japanese-Danish bakery and it has a lovely story behind it. A Japanese tourist was visiting Copenhagen and fell in love with Danish pastries. He opened Andersen Bakery as he returned to Japan and it has been a success in the country. The bakery then came full circle and opened up in Copenhagen – a story of true passion and appreciation for Danish pastries! I had the mini triple chocolate pastry and it was amazing as per the high standards of Copenhagen. Instead of coffee, I finished with a matcha latte instead and it was a delightful one.

Location: Islands Brygge (click here to open location on Google Maps)

Instagram: andersenbakery


Andersen Maillard

In terms of pastry creations, I absolutely adore Andersen Maillard’s. Though in terms of quality and taste, they weren’t the best compared to the high standards set above. So many different pastries caught my eye, such as the Espresso Croissant, Pistachio Cube, Chocolate Croissant Bun, etc. I managed to try the latter two, which had been generously filled to the brim with pistachio cream and chocolate respectively. But the pastry itself wasn’t quite as up to par as the other Copenhagen bakeries mentioned. It’s still good if you consider it by London standards, but it’s just that Copenhagen has set the bar really high!


Lille Bakery

Lille Bakery is on my list for the trip but I didn’t get a chance to visit it. Many have said it was worth venturing into the old industrial area of Copenhagen to pay Lille Bakery a visit. Whether it’s the Berliner, cinnamon rolls, or sourdough, they are known to deliver some of the best you can find in the city!

Location: Refshaleøen (click here to open location on Google Maps)

Instagram: lillebakery


Alice

Again, this is one that I didn’t manage to check out but comes highly praised all around. Alice is a hole-in-a-wall cafe serving some fantastic pastries and ice cream. The one that especially caught my eye was the Danish coffee bun which would be on the top of my list next time!


Democratic Coffee

Democratic Coffee specialises in single-origin, lightly roasted coffee and is hugely popular among Danes as one of the top coffee spots in Copenhagen. Other than exceptional coffee, they are also known to make the best Almond Croissant which is freshly baked daily on-site!

Location: Krystalgade (click to open location on Google Maps)

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