Kopenhagen – Food & City Guide | Café & Restaurant-Empfehlungen, Sehenswürdigkeiten & AirBnB

Kopenhagen war seit langer Zeit auf meiner Bucketliste. Jeder, der die Stadt bereits besucht hat schwärmt von ihr und dieses Jahr haben wir es endlich geschafft zum ersten Mal in die Hauptstadt von Dänemark zu reisen.

Mein erstes Mal in Dänemark allgemein & direkt verliebt in die Stadt. Es gibt so viel schönes zu sehen und zu erleben und die drei vollen Tage, die wir hatten, haben gar nicht ausgereicht – aber kein Problem! Ich komme wieder!

Dinge, die ich an Kopenhagen liebe:

  • Das Essen (gesund, veggie/vegan, tolle Restaurants/Cafés)
  • richtig guter Kaffee & überall gibt’s Hafermilch
  • Fahrrad-freundlich, ich liebe es eine Stadt mit dem Rad zu erkunden
  • wunderschöne Fotolocations
  • am Wasser gelegen
  • unheimlich freundliche Menschen
  • viele Leute mit coolem Vintage-Style

Ich habe euch einen Tag mit durch die Stadt genommen und gezeigt, was ich in den tollen Cafés & Restaurants esse: ein What I Eat in a Day in Kopenhagen!

Folgt mir gerne auf YouTube um keine neuen Videos zu verpassen!

Restaurants & Cafés

Natur Tørst

Ich präsentiere euch unseren Frühstücks Favoriten! Diese breakfast platter konnte einfach niemand toppen – so viele verschiedene Leckereien auf einmal, gesund, vegane Optionen, frische Säfte & Smoothies, guter Kaffee, schönes Geschirr & coole Location. Was will man mehr!?

Wir waren hier zwei Mal zum Frühstück & beide Male hatte ich die vegane Brunch Platter mit extra Ei. Darauf war ein Brot mit Avocado & Süßkartoffel-Hummus, eine mini Bowl mit Quinoa, Edamame, Tofu & Salat, ein Kokos Chia Porridge mit Granola und extra Obst.

Den Coconut Blend Smoothie & den Spirulina Juice können wir auch sehr empfehlen.

Mad & Kaffee

Im süßen Stadtteil Vesterbro gelegen ist dieses beliebte Café & Restaurant. Super schön eingerichtet, extrem freundliche Bedienung (obwohl es voll war) & man kann richtig schön drinnen und draußen sitzen. Zum Frühstück gibt es ein Brunch Board, welches man sich selbst mit den verschiedensten Komponenten zusammenstellen kann.

Mehr davon seht ihr in meinem What I Eat in a Day in Kopenhagen auf YouTube!

Social Breakfast

Eigentlich ist es gar nicht fair zu bewerten, welches der Cafés der Favourite war – jedes von ihnen war eine 10/10! Social Breakfast liegt am Wasser & man sitzt draußen an einer ruhigen Straße. Der Kaffee war der beste den ich in Kopenhagen hatte & mein Frühstück: Vollkornbrot mit Feta, Avocado, eingelegten Zwiebeln & Sesam Dukkah auch richtig klasse!

Nur die Acai Bowl hat mich enttäuscht, da gar kein richtiges Acai drin war und ich mir davon mehr erhofft hatte.

Corsa Pizza

Ich habe literally vergessen ein Foto von der Pizza vorher zu machen und nur Videos gemacht :D Ups! Aber schaut euch einfach meinen YouTube Vlog an um zu sehen wie unfassbar gut die Pizza aussieht! Ich würde sagen, die beste Pizza die ich je gegessen habe (mit Zucchini & Büffelmzzarella) super zu empfehlen, aber auch sehr beliebt & voll dort!

Souls

Den ersten Abend waren wir bei Souls zum Abendessen. Das Frühstück dort soll auch sehr lecker sein, aber ich glaube kaum, dass es den Beyond Meat Trüffel Burger übertreffen kann – also geht auf jeden Fall zum Abendessen hin!

Das Restaurant ist komplett vegan und der Burger war der beste, den ich je in meinem Leben gegessen habe und essen werde. Auf dem Bild sieht er nicht wirklich special aus, aber ich sag’s euch – diese Trüffel Mayo darauf macht ihn unfassbar epic!

Original Coffee

Angeblich der beste Kaffee in Kopenhagen. Er war wirklich wirklich wirklich unheimlich gut, leider haben wir es nicht geschafft alle zu probieren, um das mit Sicherheit bestätigen zu können. Die Kette gibt es mehrmals in Kopenhagen und ist definitiv ein Besuch wert, wenn ihr Kaffee Liebhaber seid!

Flavour Bastards

In Nørrebro gelegenes kleines Restaurant an einer ruhigen Straße. Super liebe Bedienung & richtig tolle Sachen auf der Karte. Verschiedene Bowls, Jackfruit Burger, Naan & Hummus oder „Chicken“ Curry, alles vegan und mit Liebe gemacht.

Weitere:

  • The Organic Boho
  • Grod
  • Ramen to Biiru Osterbro
  • Livingstone Copenhagen
  • Mirabelle
  • Vegan Pizza
  • Wulff & Konstali
  • Plant Power Food
  • Goa Dumpling
  • Café Bla
  • Granola
  • Next Door Café
  • Two Monkeys
  • Naturbageriet

Ihr merkt schon… nur allein um noch mehr der tollen Cafés & Restaurants ausprobieren zu können, muss ich unbedingt wieder nach Kopenhagen. Die Stadt ist ein gesundes Foodie Paradies – nur blöd, dass Essen gehen auch recht teuer ist.

Die Preise

Jeder Hauptmahlzeit kostet so um die 20€. Damit muss man einfach rechnen (um satt zu werden), selbst wenn man nur in ein Bistro geht. Essen gehen ist einfach teuer und selbst ein Kaffee kostet ca. 5€ – dafür schmeckt aber alles auch wirklich gut und ist mit viel Mühe gemacht. Außerdem ist bio Essen in Dänemark auch sehr groß geschrieben und in vielen Lokalen selbstverständlich.

Sightseeing

Kopenhagen ist eine ideale Stadt für Sightseeing und Schlendern durch die Stadt. Am besten leiht man sich Fahrräder aus, damit man einfacher, schneller & bequemer von Ort zu Ort kommt und nebenbei die schönen Straßen bestaunen kann.

Wir haben so viele schöne Plätze, Kirchen und Orte erradelt und dadurch, dass das Fahrrad Netz so gut ausgebaut ist und die Stadt für Fahrradfahrer gemacht ist, kommt man ganz unproblematisch durch den Verkehr.

Schloss Amalienborg

Stadtteil Christiania

St. Alban’s Church

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Kleine Meerjungfrau

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Frederiks Church

In Kopenhagen gibt es so viele wundervolle AirBnb’s zu mieten. Richtig stylisch eingerichtet, Licht durchfluteter Altbau, viel Kunst und alte Möbel – ich liebs!

Unser Airbnb in Østerbro mit kleinem Garten und super ruhiger Lage. Eine kleine Tour gibt es in meinem YouTube Video!

Weiteres:
  • größter Skatepark Europas: Faelledparken Skatepark
  • Stadtteile: Vestebro, Nørrebro, østebro
  • Hafenrundfahrt / Hafentaxi
  • Nationalbibliothek
  • moderne Gebäude am Nordhavn
  • Strand Amager im Süden der Stadt
  • Vintage Shopping: OSV Second Hand, Episode
  • Superkilen Park

Good to know:

  • Es gibt sehr guten Kaffee (mit Hafermilch!)
  • Man kann nicht links abbiegen als Radfahrer (man fährt erst gerade aus über die Straße und stellt sich dann rechts noch mal neben die Ampel um wiederum geradeaus zu fahren um links abzubiegen)
  • Fahrrad wege sind so breit wie eine Auto Spur und haben (fast) immer Vorfahrt (Autofahrer müssen extra acht geben – sehr entspannt als Radfahrer)
  • Dänen sind super stylisch unterwegs (sehr viele gut gekleidete & hübsche Leute auf den Straßen)
  • Alle sprechen super gut Englisch
  • Mit dem Zug nach Kopenhagen fahren oder mit Auto & Fähre
  • Preise sind alle etwas bis etwas mehr teurer als bei uns (Mindestlohn & Durchschnittseinkommen sind aber auch fast doppelt so hoch wie in Deutschland)
  • auch wenn die Dänen kurze Hose und Flip Flops tragen heißt es nicht, dass es draußen warm ist
  • gesundes & biologisches Essen ist in Dänemark viel vorzufinden

Warst du schon mal in Kopenhagen? Wie hat dir die Stadt gefallen? Hast du noch weitere Empfehlungen? Oder steht Kopenhagen noch auf deiner Bucketliste?

Food Porn in SYDNEY – mostly VEGAN Food Guide

Sydney is the best place to eat vegan that I have ever been to. So many health food cafés, restaurants and so many completely vegan places.

I already wrote a general Travel Guide for Sydney with all my tips on where to go, what to do and also some important things to know. So this post is supposed to be the addition to that, talking about all the food hotspots, cafés and restaurants that I tested and loved and recommend to you!

I hope you are ready for some serious mostly vegan + mostly healthy food porn!

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But before I start with the restaurants & cafés, you definitely need to check if the SYDNEY VEGAN MARKET is on! They host it once a month and it’s a paradise for vegans and foodies (and vegan foodies obviously). Unfortunately, I never made it there, but I would do everything to go there next time.

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Speedos Café, Bondi Beach

Goals for every food blogger and photographer. This place is not just heaven for the mouth but also for the eyes. Vegan banana pancake stack, different avocado toast options, amazing juices & smoothies, and a berry-licious breakfast pannacotta. Sounds like a dream? It is. I’ve been there twice and even though it’s pretty loud and squishy, the food is just 100% worth it.

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Bodhi, Asian Vegan Restaurant

Located near Hyde Park and St. Mary’s Cathedral this restaurant overlooks into Cook + Phillip Park and has a wonderfully quiet location. The menu is completely vegan and offers so many different meals and little dishes that it is hard to choose. It is a bit more pricy but soo delicious and great to order different things and share with friends and family.

I remember the Japanese taco, cauliflower chicken, spring rolls, mushroom dumplings and „nachos“ as super delicious.

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Café in Westfield Shopping Centre Burwood

For my last breakfast with my parents, we found this little surprise in the Westfield Shopping Centre in Burwood. We didn’t expect to find something that delicious and pretty in a shopping centre, but we got surprised.

Avocado and poached egg on black sourdough with beet hummus, fruity honey crunchy muesli on yogurt and I also had a great Acai bowl. Super photogenic and great taste – we did not expect that at all! Only the juices where disappointing because they weren’t fresh pressed and super watery…

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Shift Eatery, Surry Hills

I saw them on Instagram and immediately knew that I had to try one of their toasties. 100% vegan, fresh sourdough, tofu ham, creamy „cheese“, garlic aioli and tomato – so freaking delicious and they had so many more options. Vegan bacon, sauerkraut on toast, breakfast toasties and other deliciousnesses. Perfect snack or lunch when walking around in the city all day.

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Preach Café, Bondi Beach

At daytime an epic breakfast and lunch spot. In the evening an 100% vegan restaurant. Unfortunately, I only tried their dinner and not one of their healthy buddha bowls, vegan pancakes or acai bowls, but I can really recommend their vegan mac’n cheese, burger and nacho bowl.

Cali Press, Bondi Beach

Famous for acai bowls, sandwiches and toasts, juices and smoothies. They offer many different options and everything I had was really good. They also make all their juices themselves and you can order juice cleanses with them.

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Lentils as Anything, Newtown

I discovered this amazing chain in Melbourne. They have a daily changing menu with three different all vegan meals and you pay as much as you want/can in the end. I like the vibe & food in Melbourne better, but it was still a super delicious vegan health lunch.

Toast Café, Surry Hills

Australians just love their breakfast. That’s why they have so many cafés that do amazing all day breakfast and so we had no struggles finding a new place to eat every day (and for ever meal).

And even if their Avo toast contains fetta or poached egg, it’s never a problem to ask for vegan options!

Max and Co, Manly

I love good Mexican food, but I think it can be boring and similar everywhere you go. It’s always Burrito, Nachos, Tacos, Enchiladas and Quesadillas. But if a restaurant really knows how to do it nicely, it’s so delicious. And this place in Manly really did it great! But still not as good as the Mexican restaurant I went to in Byron Bay.

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The Sandwich Shop, Haymarket

Between all the big skyscrapers and offices you find amazing bistros to eat lunch or have a snack. Because that’s what the Sydneyaner and business people do in their break as well. At lunchtime, you see so many of them meeting for a quick lunch or coffee with friends, business partners or just to eat and be outside.

At The Sandwich Shop, you get super healthy sandwichs, wraps or salads and mine, with avocado and hummus was really good!

Umu Vegetarian, Bondi Beach

Breakfast heaven, snack bar, lunch spot and daily dinner menu – all vegetarian. Me and my friend shared a dream of a breakfast. Vegan avocado toast, sweet potato zucchini breakfast stack with beetroot hummus and vegan cheese and a berry ricotta pancake. Everything was so so good!

Jet Café & Restaurant, Townhall

I’ve been there 4 times, I know, crazy. Never to eat lunch because it’s pretty expensive, but to have cake. Because their carrot cake is heavenly, so moist, creamy and with pecans on top and it’s only 5$ (3€).

Lord of the Fries

Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Surfers Paradise. This chain is slowly taking over Australia (and hopefully the world soon) with their completely vegan menu of burgers, hot dogs, nuggets and fries. Not healthy and definitely fast food, but you can find all those „cheese burger“, „bacon and egg breakfast burger“, „fish burger“ and more made vegan – how amazing is that! No need to mention that it tastes amazing.

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Two Daughters, Surry Hills

Super cute hippie café that offers amazing vegan options. I had a tofu scramble avocado toast and their juices were really good too.

 


Oh and by the way… it’s not just Sydney that is amazing when it comes to healthy food places, vegan meals and beautiful cafés and restaurants. Australia in general is so so good when it comes to amazing food!

Melbourne is probably Nr. 2 on the vegan heaven! Here are my tips. And I also made a ‚Eating out vegan – What I Eat‚ blog post.

Byron Bay – Acai bowls, fresh coconuts and raw vegan treats everywhere you look around. I tested many places and still haven’t tried them all, but here you find my top tips for you.

Perth also has many great places and I love seeing vegan options everywhere. Here are my tested places.


And there are more blog posts and food guides in planning. One for the whole East Coast and general (vegan) food tips for Australia. A Sunshine Coast food guide because they just know how to make the best breakfast. And I am also freaking excited to eat out in Bali soon!

Which Cities can you recommend for great (healthy & vegan) food? Have you tried a few of these places in Sydney? What are your favourite meals when eating out?

The Ultimate SYDNEY Guide | Important Tips, Places to See, Things to do

In total, I spend almost one month in Sydney. Living in Bondi Beach for 2 weeks and the rest in the City centre, so I would say I can give a good overview on places to see, what to do and tips for an awesome time in one of the most liveable Cities on the planet.

And because Sydney (and Australia in general) is a healthy/vegan/pretty Café and Food heaven there will be a Food Guide coming soon as well!

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I can definitely say that Sydney is one of my favourite cities now. Especially living in Bondi Beach (or Manly), but I could not choose between Melbourne or Sydney (if we cut out the weather fact :D ) cause both have such different personalities and I really love them both for different reasons.

That’s why I would highly recommend visiting both when you plan to go to Australia. Here you can find my Travel Guide for Melbourne with all the essential tips and places to go and see.

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Important things you need to know!

  • If you arrive at the airport in Sydney, avoid taking the tram to the centre (if you are on a budget). They are really expensive (about 20$ one way). Either take an Uber if you are several people that share the costs or take the Bus 400 to Bondi Junction and go from there to your destination (if you have the time, cause it takes longer).
  • On Sundays, you only pay 2,80$ for the whole day of using public transport (usually the daily maximum limit you could pay is 13$) so make sure you make use of it and take the Ferry or other long/expensive routes.

Things to Do

Opera House. See a show or a ‚behind the scenes‘, we watched the behind the scenes of the ballets Spartacus and the Nutcracker and it was amazing to see the ballet dancers in their training, it was only 29$.

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See the Opera from many different perspectives. From the Harbour Bridge, the Botanical Garden, the Ferries that go to Manly or from the other side of the harbour.

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Botanical Garden. The Botanical Garden of Sydney is huge and shows many different plans from all over the country and the world. You can explore different sections with plants of different parts of Australia. The place is ideal for a nice picnic in the shades of palm trees and from the waterfront walk and Mrs. Macquarie’s Point you have a beautiful view over the Harbour, the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the Downtown Skyline.

 

National Art Gallery of New South Wales. The Art Gallery located in The Domain is definitely worth a visit showing beautiful Aboriginal Art as well as modern Australian artists and exhibitions.

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Museum of Contemporary Art. Another very nice museum with beautiful exhibitions and a great view from the Skydeck over the city and Harbour Bridge.

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Walk on Harbour Bridge. When you walk on the Bridge you have a beautiful view over the Harbour, the Opera and the waterfront houses. There is also a Skydeck on one of the towers. The entry price is pretty high, but the view is for sure great.

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Darling Harbour. This vibrant place is best to visit in the evening when everyone is out for drinks and dinner or at lunchtime when you can see the real Sydney-business people coming out of their Skyscrapers for a quick bite to eat and a chat with friends and colleagues.

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Shopping. Great places to check out for shopping are around Town Hall and the Queen Victoria building.

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At the Queen Victoria building, there is also the Jet Café & Bar that I can highly recommend to eat Carrot Cake. I went there every time I was nearby and it is the best carrot cake I’ve ever had and for the location definitely not overprices.

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Peddy’s Market and Chinatown are also good to check out. It’s not as big as in Melbourne for example, but in the Peddy’s Market there is a section of fresh fruit & vegetables that are fairly cheap and good quality and the IGA upstairs is super interesting because they mostly sell Asian food and you can find some cool stuff to try out.

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Once a month there is also a completely Vegan Market with lots of street food and great brands. For more information have a look at their Instagram @sydneyveganmarket. I am super sad that I never made it there…

Newtown. This part of the city reminded me a bit of Melbourne with all the street art, Vintage and Second-Hand shops and the people that walk around. Very hipster and cool. There are also many vegan restaurants and cafés located here like Gelato Blue, Golden Lotus, Lentils as Anything, Buddha Bowl Café, Gigi’s Pizzeria and more.

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Surry Hills. Another lovely part of the town with many nice lunch spots and restaurants, shops and little boutiques. I lived there for one week in an Airbnb with my cousin and it is definitely the best place to live in the city centre because it is located very central, near the Centra Station that takes you basically everywhere and it’s not too far to walk to the Harbour and it’s still very quiet and calm and nice.

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Manly. The ferry ride from and too Manly is already worth going. You have the most amazing view over the skyline, Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. But Manly in general is a super cute part of town you shouldn’t miss. The beach is really nice and the pedestrian streets are great to stroll around, shop and eat some yummy food. I can also highly recommend doing the walk along the water and West Esplanade. You can see some beautiful houses, lovely views and pretty birds. I would check out Shelly Beach if you have the time as the walk is beautiful to get there and the beach is supposed to be one of Sydney’s best beaches.

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Rose Bay Beach. I went there several times when I was in Sydney in January because it is a beautiful beach. Not very busy and mostly locals going there, you have an amazing view and can see the city centre and Harbour Bridge in the background and the beach is a dog beach so you see many cute puppies playing in the water.

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Bondi Beach

I lived in Bondi for 2 weeks, so I definitely know my way around and have checked out many places. I would always recommend staying in Bondi Beach for a few days if you have the time or at least visit the are of Sydney for one full day (or more!).

If I would have to choose a place to live in Sydney, I would pick Bondi Beach. I just really love the vibe: health, fitness, summer, surf and motivated people. Everywhere you look there is people working out, going for walks or surfs, enjoying the sun, healthy vegan cafés, smoothies and acai bowls and walking around in only a bikini and barefoot is no problem.

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I stayed at Surfside Bondi Beach Backpackers twice and I can highly recommend it. Super great vibe, not such a big hostel, the owner and workers are really nice and it is located perfectly: 2 minutes to the beach and right near the main street.

You obviously can’t miss the famous view over the Icebergs Bondi Pool at the ocean just like the beach promenade and the lovely sunset colours over the ocean.

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There is also a Coastal Walk along the beaches that is worth walking to see the best ocean views, nicest beaches and prettiest (and most expensive) houses of Sydney.

Shopping. I liked shopping in Bondi better than in the city centre because it is more casual and less stressful. Great shops to check out are Nimbleactive, Playa, the Vintage store on Hall street and all the nice boutiques and shops on Hall Street, Campbell Parade and Gould Street. There is also a big Westfield Shopping centre in Bondi Junction.

I will also share my food favourites of Bondi with you soon in an extra Sydney Food Guide so stay tuned!

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Have you ever been to Sydney? What were your favourite places? Do you want to visit Sydney one day?