I just need to step inside the door to decide that I like Auto. It’s no surprise that the café had me already at hallo, because I’m quite a big fan of both Pizie at Østerbro and Taxa at Nørrebro – and they are Auto’s “sister cafés”. The interior design, part of the menu card and the atmosphere are almost the same at the three cafés – which only can count as an advantage.

Just like the taxi drivers used to hang out at Taxa, part of the studio at Auto used to be an auto garage. Now old-school benches and dark green and brown tables with candles replace the auto garage. It’s quite big, but Auto (as well as Taxa and Pixie) manages to make it personal. Charming. It’s just small details, but when entering, you almost feel like you’re traveling a few years back in time to be in a movie. Who can say no to settings like that?

I’m only at Auto for a glass of lemonade. As I said, some of the things at the menu card at the three cafés is the same. That goes for the lemonade as well, which is good. No wait. It’s great. Fantastic. In my opinion it’s the best lemonade in town.

When sipping my previously mentioned lemonade while catching up with a friend, another friend and her boyfriend step inside the door. It’s my first visit at Auto, but I know from Instagram that’ve they visited quite a lot, even if it only just opened a few months ago. “The food here is SO good” she tells me, and I ask for their favorites. “Oh, the tartar and the potato sandwich is amazing” the boyfriend starts by declaring, before name-dropping several more dishes.

When making a bit of research afterwards, I read that Auto serves breakfast from 8-10 AM. Good to know. I have to come back for both breakfast and dinner next week.

Auto, Griffenfeldsgade 22, Nørrebro

Lemonade 40 dkk, coffee 30 dkk, small breakfast 55 dkk, brunch 120 dkk, lunch 80-120 dkk, dinner 90-180 dkk

Bus 5A to Kapelvej (400 meters away)

Linn Katarina 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 Danish food blog and radio show Frk. Kræsen.

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