I live at Nørrebro in Copenhagen. Nørrebro is one of the parts’ of Copenhagen with much graffiti, hipsters and retro cafés. I love the combination, and if I ever get tired of it, all I have to do is bike to Frederiksberg.

Frederiksberg is five minutes away, and this part of town consists of old elegant ladies, trash cans without graffiti and families with kids. Ipsen & Co. lives up to all my prejudices about Frederiksberg, in the good way. The café is elegant, yet cozy. It lacks the typical second hand furniture that cafés at Nørrebro has, yet it has personality.

I order a good americano in a pretty cup and consider if I should buy a “bridge blanding” for five crowns as well. It’s the typical grandmother candy. My friend Karen and I sit in the window, and during our two hours long coffee break, the table next to us first gets occupied by a grandmother and her granddaughter and later another grandmother with her son and grandson. It’s like a whole new world opening in front of our eyes. There are never any grandmothers at the cafes’ I visit at Nørrebro, and it’s a refreshing change.

In another corner of the small café, two students sit with a computer, pointing at the screen and discussing something. I tell Karen that I probably never would bring my computer here. It doesn’t feel like one of those places where I want to be online. The café is too small for occupying a table with work related stuff. I will rather go here, when I want a change of scenery.

Make sure to watch their cute “to go-window” outside. Love it!

Ipsen & Co, Gammel Kongevej 108, Frederiksberg

Bus 6A to stop Frederiksberg Allé (650 meters)

25 DKK for a coffee

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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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