I was out for a coffee with my friend Anne yesterday. We had decided to meet in Blågårdsgade, one of the streets’ at Nørrebro with several different cafés to choose from. We ended up at Arabica and when I asked the man preparing our coffee if I could take a few photos for this post, he smiled and said yes. Seconds later, he almost apologized for being out of cheesecake. “We’re famous for our cheesecake”, he told us. “If you find us at Facebook or Instagram, it’s full of photos of cheesecake.”

Since there were no more cheesecake, we just had coffee, and I promised to come back on a Monday or Thursday, since that are the days’ they get their cake delivery. The cakes come from a friend of the owner, in several different flavors.

It was still a bit of sunshine, so we sat outside. Almost all the cafes’ at Blågårdsgade have the same type of benches and tables, and you usually need to go inside, to see the difference between the places. Inside at Arabica, you’ll meet different wooden colors, small cute chairs and lots of place to hang out for several hours. I like it.

Blågårdsgade 12, Nørrebro

S-train to stop Nørreport St. (600 m) or Bus 5A, stop Elmegade (200 meters)

20-30 DKK for a coffee

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Linn Grubbström

Linn is the main contributor of Guide To Copenhagen. She is from Sweden, and has lived in Denmark since 2008. She lives at Nørrebro in Copenhagen and works with food communication. She is also the creator of the English food blog My Nordic Food Tales.