Exploring Copenhagen, Denmark can be exhausting and we mean that in the best possible way. There’s so much incredible food to eat (we begin salivating at the thought of the delicious tacos at Hija de Sanchez and cute little open faced sandwiches at Royal Smushi) and neat architecture to check out (the tiny house community of Nokken is beyond adorable). Which is why your first square meal of the in day in Copenhagen needs to have staying power. Enter the BLT egg sandwich at Bodega. In one word, the sandwich is a beast. Bodega’s egg BLT is filling and so monstrous in size that you may have a tough time cramming it into your mouth.
In Copenhagen bodegas are typically low ceiling dive bars where you can swig relatively cheap pints of Tuborg. If you find yourself in Copenhagen’s Nørrebro neighborhood in the morning hours, there is one bodega you shouldn’t hesitate to dive into for a solid breakfast and that’s Bodega.
A Bodega breakfast is a multi hour affair which shouldn’t be all that surprising once you’ve laid eyes on the afore mentioned sandwich. From 9:00am until 2:00pm you can indulge in brunch delights like the number one (consisting of scrambled eggs, bacon, cheese, jam, Greek yogurt with muesli, meatball with red onion compote, sausage, pie, pancake, fruit salad and, oh yeah, apple juice) the number two (the same as number one except you’re swapping bacon and your meatball out for smoked salmon mousse and a fish cake with pickled aioli) or you can go really big with a number three which includes everything mentioned above as well as coffee or tea. The bottom line is that you likely won’t need lunch or dinner after you indulge in a Bodega breakfast smorgasbord.
Smaller offerings like soft boiled eggs with bread, butter and cheese or a plain croissant are also options if you don’t have a massive stomach. Freshly squeezed carrot and orange juices are also available at Bodega. Breakfast menus are given to you on clipboards and the restaurant offers both indoor…
…and outdoor seating. Co-owned by Mikael Guldberg Bøje, Rikke Bering and Noi Creutzfeldt, Bodega opened in May of 2006. The trio’s love of drink, food and service shows through not only in the tasty food, but also in the little details.
The list of esteemed restaurants in Copenhagen is long (Amass, Noma, etc.), but brunching at Bodega is a big to do for any foodie who is hankering for a hefty Danish breakfast.
Address: Kapelvej 1
2200 Copenhagen, Denmark
Hours: Monday Through Thursday 8:00am to 11:00pm, Friday 8:00am to 2:00am, Saturday 10:00am to 2:00am, Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Phone: +45 35 39 07 07
Pricing (All in Danish Krone or DKK): Coffee and a Croissant 35 (Monday Through Friday 9:00am to 11:00am), Breakfast 19 to 89, Brunch 149 to 189, Freshly Squeezed Juices 10