Finding coffee bars downtown Copenhagen isn’t that hard. But finding good coffee bars downtown Copenhagen is quite a challenge. Therefor I was happy when the guys I share an office with told me about their favorite coffee bar – Copenhagen Coffee Lab.

It started out with Aske. A grey day in February he told me about his “secret coffee place”, which he sometimes visit when he needs a break from work. Christian went with him one day, and after that there were suddenly two people in the office talking about Copenhagen Coffee Lab non-stop. “In one way we want you to come with us” they told me. “But on the other hand we don’t want you to write about it at Guide to Copenhagen, because it’s our secret place”. I knew exactly how they felt. That’s how I feel about most places I share here until I press publish at a post.

A few weeks ago I made my debut visit at Copenhagen Coffee Lab. It’s situated in a cellar, and when I walked through the door it was like being in Berlin and at my all time favorite coffee bar Bonanza Coffee Heroes again. The rough and slightly industrial look inside. The precision when brewing a cup. Both coffee bars are places where you immediately know they’ll serve you a fantastic cup.

During the hour we spent at Copenhagen Coffee Lab, it wasn’t very crowded. A perfect setting if you want to have a long chat about coffee beans, brewing and how Copenhagen’s water affects the perfect coffee with the barista. But at the same time I think that Copenhagen Coffee Lab deserves more customers. So I don’t care if the guys from my office need to wait in line for their coffee next time they visit. Copenhagen Coffee Lab is a slightly too well kept secret – and that has to stop. Go and visit!

Boldhusgade 6, central Copenhagen

35-40 dkk for a cup of coffee

Metro to Kongens Nytorv (400 meters away)

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 photography. She also writes the Danish food blog Frk. Kræsen.