Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Cafe Vide Hus - Copenhagen

Café Vide Hus was another place I found via Instagram. When I saw a picture of their avocado on toast with immaculate latte art I had to go check it out.

As it turns out Café Vide Hus isn’t too far away from the centre of town, it’s also opposite Rosenborg Castle which was one of the places on our ‘to do’ list. It’s a rather unassuming café in appearance and further research suggests it’s one of the hidden gems of Copenhagen.

We walked in and D asked if he could have a menu for breakfast, to which they replied that they didn’t serve food. I looked perplexed as I had seen it on Instagram with my own eyes, I then looked behind the waiter and saw that there was a blackboard with a few options for food on it. A mix up in communication I think.

With things now a little clearer we ordered a couple of lattes and two plates of avocado on toast. I found a seat upstairs and D waited for the coffees, the avocado was brought up to us later.

This place really is a tribute to Copenhagen, if this is the standard of food you can get in an unassuming café then you have no excuse not to eat well on your visit. Don’t you dare go to McDonald’s, I don’t care if it’s familiar and there are no language barriers.

The coffee beans in your cup are provided by the well-known Copenhagen roasters, Coffee Collective, and they did a justice, although the coffee served in glasses was a little hard to handle without burning your fingers, especially when carrying it up the staircase to the additional seating.

There weren’t many people in the café, but it was mid-week, there was a mother and daughter enjoying a warm drink and a board game in the corner opposite but other than that we didn’t see anyone else.

If you’re visiting Rosenborg Castle be sure to make a beeline for this place, whether to start your day’s exploration, rest your feet after a walk through the extensive gardens, or warm up if you’re visiting in the chilly winter months. If you time it right (as we accidentally did) you can watch the guards leave Rosenborg Castle each day at 11.30am for changing of the guard where they march through town to Amailenborg Palace.

The castle was originally built as a country summerhouse in 1606 it’s now used as a royal ‘Jewellery Box’ (as quoted by my guide book) and houses less people and more royal jewels. The garden, ‘The King’s Garden’ (Kongens Have) is one of the country’s oldest royal gardens, even in the winter months it was pretty impressive, in the summer months expect it to be a lot busier here.

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