Sometimes coffee gets to complicated. Don’t get me wrong – I love to visit both Kent Kaffe Laboratorium and Coffee Collective for a really good cup of coffee. And when coffee turns into science, it might be okay to pay 30 or 40 dkk for a cup. Otherwise, I’m not so sure.

To my joy, there’s a new coffee place close to where I live that doesn’t make coffee too complicated. It’s actually a small record store. It opened about a year ago, and every time I passed by, this guy in shorts and t-shirt walked around listening to music downstairs. To be honest, it looked more like a man’s playground than a profitable shop. A few months ago, the shop closed to be renovated and when it opened again, they had made room for an espresso machine in the corner. There were chairs outside at the sidewalk and suddenly the guy downstairs wasn’t alone anymore.

GoodLife sells both coffee and records. Kasper, the shorts- and t-shirt-guy primarily sells indie rock online, and when he started the shop it was just as much a store-room for all his records as a shop. However, when the spring sun started to shine he decided to make it into something more, and now he serves coffee while turning and selling records.

A coffee here is only 20 dkk, which probably is one of the reasons that the tables outside always are full. The atmosphere is good, the sun makes the mornings here perfect and the music is always on. I like it.

Stefansgade 12, Nørrebro

20 dkk for a coffee, 25 dkk for a cappucino

Bus 5A to Stefansgade (150 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.