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Riccos Coffee Bar in Copenhagen

So, where were we? Oh yes, in yesterday’s blog post I promised to tell you about my beloved coffee chill out spot in Copenhagen.

If this is your first time in the city, the first thing you must know about Copenhagen is that the inner city is not that huge. You can walk, in my opinion it is not really necessary to use public transportation to get from A to B, unless A is extremely far from B. That’s what I really love about Copenhagen. The friendly size of downtown areas. When I was there in March 2016, I thought why not get on some unusual public transportation facility? The Canal is very long and there’s this yellow Movia boat (don’t confuse it with the very expensive tourist sightseeing boats) which takes you from the Sydhavnen area to the North, as far as the Copenhagen Opera House. It has a very nice route, you can take a look at the brand new residential and office buildings as a contrast to old, traditional, redbrick houses, make a stop at the Royal Library which is called Black Diamond, or the Fisketorget, Copenhagen’s fish market, the Royal Theatre, etc. I’ll tell you more about these later.

On my first day I chose to head to the South and take a walk in the new residential area of the Sydhavnen. Gosh, buildings are emerging from the ground at the speed of light! There’s such a huge demand for residential buildings and Copenhagen is an ever growing city.

I found the neighbourhood quite pleasing so I took a longer walk along the narrower canal branches and discovered this fantastic café. Nothing fancy, one big space with a long bench at the window, small tables and most probable second-hand chairs, soft and warm cushions. At one end of the café you’ll find a wall-to-wall bookshelf with lots of literature and fiction in Danish and English, in alphabetical order, a comfy sofa for readers in the corner, plenty of wall art by contemporary artists which you can purchase, a long table made of a tree trunk and the best part is the big self-service table with Scandinavian sweet treats, French croissant and butter and marmalade, yummy! Nice service, great coffee, selected teas. Worth not just one visit!

Turns out Riccos is a franchise, they operate several coffee shops in the city, one can be found on Kongens Nytorv. My favourite is in Sluseholmen 44.

 

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