Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Places to Visit: The Royal Café, Copenhagen

The Royal Cafe, Copenhagen
The Royal Cafe, Copenhagen
The Royal Café / The Royal Smushi Café
Amagertorv 6
1160 Copenhagen K

When I was in Copenhagen in March I visited The Royal Café / The Royal Smushi Café, next to The Royal Copenhagen shop. It is a beautiful place where the interior and environment feels like a mix of historical eras and modern city life.

The café includes designs, furniture, porcelain, textiles and so on, from Royal Copenhagen as well as other Danish designers like Fritz Hansen, Kvadrat, Holmegaard, Georg Jensen and more.

The café has a chic, modern and elegant feel to it, with its big windows, high ceiling, pink walls, white tiles floor, long tables, mirrors, big historical paintings, flower illustrations on the wall and still life in little glass boxes here and there. The interior style is playful and humourous with its mix of many historical interior styles that go from Baroque to today.

When I was there I got the feeling that it was a place full of life and pulse - the essence feeling of a trendy café in a modern big city. Everything was served on beautiful porcelain and I especially recommend their chocolate cake with walnuts and rose petals. It was delicious!

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  1. So lovely, Lisa Marie. The old blue plates are quite easy to find in thrift stores where I live (since it's outside Copenhagen) & I like them very much! It's a great idea to serve cake on them instead of just hanging them on the wall, which is the tradition in Denmark.

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    1. Thank you, Sophie! Oh, yes I can imagine that they are easy to find in thrift stores. My grandmother used to have them on her wall too, it's also a tradition here in Sweden :) My grandmother had one for each year :) I've seen them a lot recently in thrift stores in Gothenburg too. I think it's a great idea to use them as plates to serve cake on instead, just as they did at the café! :)

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  2. The royal cafe sounds so nice. I want to try to make a cake like that. I love the combination.

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    1. Yes, it really is! If you are ever in Copenhagen you must visit it. I also want to make a cake like that, it was such a great combination with the rich chocolate flavour, walnuts and then the rose petals on top. I think the petals might have been dipped into sugar also! :)

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