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Ryesgade 118, Osterbro
The unmistakeable scent of sugar and dough baking in the oven hits you as soon as you enter this unassuming 16-seat patisserie. Founded in 2015 by chefs Jakob and Gabi Bär Mogensen, the whole idea behind Leckerbaer is to allow guests to sample several sweet treats at once. All the confections in the case are bite-sized and look more like miniature works of art; it goes without saying they taste incredible. We've heard good things about the profiteroles made with salted caramel and Oreo-style cookies, too.
Per Henrik Lings Allé 4, Osterbro
For the most part, even the most haute cuisine in Copenhagen is served in a relaxed, no-frills setting, but Geranium, with its white tablecloths and formal dining room, is an exception to the unspoken rule. Dining at this three-Michelin-star restaurant is an all-encompassing sensory experience—things that are typically inedible are re-imagined (razor clams are served in what look like their shells, but actually the shells are made of dough dyed black with squid ink) and some of the courses look more like sculptures than food. Situated on the glass-walled eighth floor of a building in the middle of the city's tree-filled faelledparken (common gardens) the view is spectacular, especially in the fall. The best visual however, is the semi-open kitchen, separated from the dining room by a glass wall—watching the chefs quietly prepare over twenty courses per person is the night's best entertainment.
Dansk Mobelkunst
Aldersrogade 6c, Osterbro
Founded in 1992 by Ole Høstbo, this gallery specializes in super rare, original pieces of Danish furniture created between 1920-1970. The mid-century period was dominated by the belief that utilitarian equipment (like furniture) could be beautiful as well as functional, and enhance the daily living experience in the home. Here, you'll see a mix of antique Danish modern and industrial design pieces on show. Høstbo's exhibit also makes its way through the world's major art and design fairs, bringing this significant period of Danish design to a wider audience. By appointment only.
Normann Copenhagen
Østerbrogade 70, Osterbro
Housed in an old movie theater, Normann is somewhat of a pilgrimage for design lovers. Founded by Jan Andersen and Poul Madse back in 1999, it's probably best known for the Norm 69 lamp, a stunning geometric, white plastic lantern that's been copied almost everywhere. Today, they make a full range of design pieces from sofas and chairs to carpets and bookcases, all in their signature sleek, mid-century-inspired style. Even if you're not furniture shopping, it's worth stopping in to see their incredible staging, which usually includes dramatic, colorful installations.