A few weeks ago, the food market Karmaman at Nørrebro opened with new owners behind the desk. Karmaman Foodmarket is hard to describe, because it’s a little bit of everything. They serve coffee, but I wouldn’t call it a café. They serve some wine as well, but they’re not opened late enough to be “just” a wine bar. You can buy take away there, but they are so much more than “just” a take away-store. And finally, you can buy vegetables and a few bottles to go, or to stay – you hear what I mean. Is it a food market? Or a deli? No matter what you end up calling it, it’s hard not to like.

I made my debut visit at Karmaman last week. My friend Karen and I ordered a cup of filter coffee each. I don’t know if it was only the coffee, or if the sunshine outside had something to do with it – but it was one of the best cups’ of coffee I’ve had in Copenhagen so far. An hour later, when our coffee was long gone but the sun still shinned at the bench outside, we changed our empty coffee cups for a glass of white wine instead – just as good as the coffee had been.

While we sat at the bench outside and chatted, people came by, looked through the window, went in for a coffee or just to see what Karmaman is all about. When you just enter, you’ll find a small selection of home made take away. You can either take it away, or eat it in the store. Because if you continue in, you’ll find a large table and some chairs in the end – where you can sit down with friends and strangers. Just watch out – because before you know it, several hours have past. I know from my own experience…

Fælledvej 14, Nørrebro

Coffee 20 dkk, a small take away dish 35 dkk

Bus 5A to Elmegade (200 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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