There are many stunning places in the world. For drop dead gorgeous landscapes it’s tough to beat Iceland and New Zealand. When it comes to food, one city towers above the rest. At the sheer mention of Copenhagen, our stomachs begin rumbling.
Setting foot inside Café Atelier September feels a bit like you just entered the home of your stylish supermodel best friend. The decor is charming and appointed with enough gorgeous artwork to make it come across as more chic than shabby.
In fact, in addition to being a delicious pitstop for well caffeinated hipster foodies, Atelier September also has a boutique where you can browse through vintage posters and other lovely artwork. (While the “butik” as it’s called, does have hours, we found it was easier to schedule a viewing appointment to see their lovely wares.) Like many places in Copenhagen Atelier September is a spot where design and food merge in a seamless, never forced, manner.
This should come as no surprise since the owner of Atelier September, Frederik Bille Brahe, studied under Copenhagen’s resident celebrity chef superstar (Noma’s René Redzepi) for a number of years before opening Atelier September and another establishment called Apollo Bar & Kantine.
While we were there we indulged in a divine Atelier September style shakshuka for brunch. (In case you haven’t noticed, we adore shakshuka. Federal in Madrid, Spain is another one of our favorite shakshuka joints.) The offerings at Atelier September vary from day to day and are written out on an old school chalkboard. There are breakfast offerings like a Kyoto style grapefruit (which consists of a refreshing blend of chopped grapefruit and mint) and lunch dishes like a hearty panzanella.
Even if you never make it to Copenhagen, you can still infuse a bit of Danish design into your own kitchen.
Earlier this year Bille Brahe and HAY Kitchen launched a collection of cooking gear you can snag via the MOMA Design store’s website. Meaning you can nab the perfect present (funky chopping boards, cool glass pitchers, etc.) this holiday season for the worldly foodie in your life.
Whether you swing by for a spot of caffeine or to take a peek at beautifully curated works of art, Atelier September is a wonderful respite in the city of spires.
Café Atelier September
Address: Gothersgade 30
1123 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Hours: Café – Monday Through Friday 7.30am to 5:00pm, Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm, Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm Boutique – Wednesday Through Friday Noon to 5:30pm, Saturday 11:00am to 4:00pm *Scheduling a viewing appointment via email may be easiest.
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Pricing (All in Danish Krone or DKK): Breakfast – 35.00 to 85.00, Pastries 35.00, Lunch – 65.00 to 105.00, Cold Drinks 35.00 to 40.00, Coffee 27.00 to 40.00, Tea 35.00 to 75.00