About Camilla C
Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Oct 2007
25-34 year old female
Bars & Clubs
Walk along the Lakes to charming, Parisian-style Værnedamsvej, a street lined with small specialty stores, flower shops and romantic street art. Among the treasures here, behind a minimalist grey facade, is Granola, an old-fashioned, romantic cafe where you can order up a healthy, filling breakfast featuring items like toasted rye bread, hearty egg muffins and berry smoothies.
After exploring the narrow streets of the latin quarter, or navigating the cobbled streets of 400-year-old Nyboder, home of royal naval and air force officers, a stroll around the baroque Kongens Have (the King's Garden) offers a welcoming break. When it was built in 1606, this literally was the King's Garden, but it has been a public park since the late 1700s, and many couples have walked hand-in-hand along its diagonal lime-tree avenues and among its beautiful flower gardens. Other romantic details include the Hercules Pavilion, the Rosenborg Castle and various marble sculptures.
There is something sweet and old-fashioned about going out for ice cream, and Ismageriet fits the bill on all accounts. Inside the cute 1930s building, you'll find handwritten pastel flavor cards, a server dressed in an old-fashioned ice cream parlor uniform, and some of the best ice cream you've ever tasted. The Italian gelato-style good stuff is made from scratch with skimmed milk and seasonal ingredients, and comes in a wide selection of flavors - from espresso honey to licorice. You may think it seems more romantic to share, but trust me, you'll want your own!
The building that gives its name to this bright modern cafe is a true architectural wonder - built in the shape of an eight, 8Tallet (or 8 House), it's a mixed-use development featuring housing, offices and retail spaces, all built on the end of the nature preserve Kalvebod Fælled. At Cafe 8Tallet, you can take in expansive views and feel as though you're on the edge of an infinite green landscape, while enjoying traditional Danish foods like 'højtbelagt smørrebrød' (open-faced sandwiches) with fish fillet, boiled potatoes, roast beef, fried quail eggs and curry mayo.
The 18th-century, timber-frame building that houses Lidkoeb is hidden away off a Vesterbro alley, making the hip cocktail lounge feel secret and cozy. Inside, you'll fined leather banquettes, shaggy fur throws, beautiful cast-iron windows, and sublime cocktails.
Tucked away around the corner from lively Nyhavn, Gorm's Nyhavn provides a dose of classic Italian romance. The rustic restaurant beautifully captures the Danish word "hygge," which loosely translates to coziness but also encompasses intimacy and conviviality. Food here is "Danish/Italian fusion," including classic Italian antipasti, gourmet sourdough pizzas with Nordic-inspired toppings and desserts with a twist.
A tiny doll's house of a coffee shop, Kafferiet is decorated with moving toys and plenty of colour. At least 15 different types of carefully selected and roasted coffee are available here, along with freshly baked bread and pastries.
The burial site of romantic figures like Hans Christian Andersen, Søren Kierkegaard, and other Danish notables, Assistens Cemetery is a favoured picnic spot among visitors and locals alike. It is one of the largest green spaces on Nørrebro, and whether decked out in blossoming cherry trees or in red autumn leaves, its hundreds of hidden corners call for a peaceful date.
Surrounding a former royal palace, Frederiksberg Have's 64 hectares were laid out as a serene landscape garden a few centuries back. One of the most romantic features is a 7 metre high artificial waterfall partly created of marble blocks.
Also known as Copenhagen Ø, the neighborhood of Østerbro is at once posh and down to earth. Along bustling Nordre Frihavnsgade, you can find everything from great sushi (Letz) and gourmet chocolate (Peter Beier Chokolade) to luxury second-hand clothing (Greibe & Kumari) and a pasta pub (Fischer). Nearby Svanemøllestranden, a relatively new sand beach with a 130-meter long pier sticking out into the water, is perfect for a beach stroll.
Set at the top of the the luxe Tivoli Hotel, with panoramic views and a beautiful roof terrace, Sticks 'n' Sushi boasts stunning interior design and indisputably the best sushi in the city. The incredible views including the Zoo on Frederiksberg and the Torso in Malmø are just the icing on the cake.