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Kanal Cafeen

₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, ,
Frederiksholms Kanal 18, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
+45 33 11 57 70
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (34 reviews)
“plaice” (9 reviews)
“herring” (19 reviews)
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European, Scandinavian, Danish
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Frederiksholms Kanal 18, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant have thefamous open danish smorrebrod. Its a must to try. you will love it. have a beer and a snaps for the heerings.

Thank henningk34
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! This place is like a glimpse back in time! Atmosphere is so cosy and warm. The food is delicious! 2 dishes should be fine for most people for lunch, but you can always order more, if you are more hungry. The flounder with prawns...More

Thank Markus R
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Looking for a typical Danish restaurant we came upon this gem by accident. The food was excellent and the atmosphere warm and friendly. Really enjoyed our Smorebrod lunch on the last day.

Thank joyce19462015
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Some of my colleagues from the financial sector and I had decided to avail of the Christmas offer from Kanal Cafeen being open at night during the month of December. With our scheduled arrival at 6 p.m. and seated in a big room with 4...More

Thank Claus L
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Jam-packed with locals and cosy, this cafe is a real find. The Danish open sandwiches are brilliant.

Thank crozzygirl
Reviewed 25 September 2017

For the true Smorebrod experience in Copenhagen this is the place to go! You can order ala carte or go all in on the Platten experience. That is a platter of all that is expected from the Smorebrod cuisine. Herring, fried fish, chicken salad, roast...More

1  Thank sherkugawa
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We tried this restaurant that was recommended by a local. Food was ok and traditional without much more. Service was bad, they did not clean up the table before sitting us and waiter was expeditive. On a positive side we liked the emplacement and the...More

Thank MABureau13
Reviewed 8 September 2017

You can either sit indoors our outdoors in the canal-side café. We choose the latter as it is nice to sit by the water and sea the boats pass by. There are only restrooms in the indoor pub. Service is fast and efficient but somewhat...More

1  Thank Olle O
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Visited with a small group (inc some Danish friends) and enjoyed a really good lunch over looking the canal. Good food, well-priced, and with some decent service to back it all up.

Thank StephenOwen
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Kanal Cafeen is an indoor pub and an outdoor canal-side cafe located across the street from the pub. Enjoyable waterfront spot to watch the canal boats drift by. Small menu of traditional Danish cuisine. Tasty fare and reasonable prices. Service was a bit icy but...More

1  Thank CTManny
Indre By (Inner City)
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architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well
as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Scandinavian, Danish
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frederiksholms Kanal 18, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Indre By (Inner City)
  • Neighbourhood: Indre By (Inner City)
  • Phone Number: +45 33 11 57 70
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