Indre By Specialty
Frederiksborggade 21, Indre By
This glass-enclosed market has some sixty stalls manned by butchers, florists, bakers, and vegetable sellers alongside several restaurants, and coffee counters. (All of Copenhagen's best chefs buy their produce here.) Wander through the market to sample the assortment of—ridiculously decadent—Danish specialty's like snaps (herb infused spirits) and, at Christmastime, risengrod (a thick rice pudding topped with butter, cinnamon, and sugar). If you happen to be in Copenhagen during the summer months, stop by Hija de Sachez, a taqueria run by former Noma alum Rosio Sanchez. It's as authentic as it comes in this part of the world. (They're open seasonally April-October.)
Rådhusstræde 5, Indre By
Run by couple Sara Wreschner and David Andersen, this French-inflected cafe brings a taste of the high-end coffee bars common to Europe's more continental cities to Copenhagen.
Café Det Vide Hus
Gothersgade 113, Indre By
An ice-cream-meets-espresso bar, Det Vide Hus manages to stay busy round-the-clock: locals flock to this under-the-radar spot to grab their morning coffee, and later in the day for a sweet fix. Snag a spot at one of the wicker tables outside for some good people-watching.