My friend has visited SimpleRAW more times than I have. ”There used to be a small Indian restaurant across the street before,” she tells me. ”The Indian restaurant didn’t have a toilet, so if you had to go, they had a deal with SimpleRAW.”

This time we’re actually here for SimpleRAW. There are quite a few places where you can get raw food around Copenhagen, but this is the first one I visit. I’m not skeptical, I would rather title it as curious. I’m curious to see what they can. For those not knowing what raw food is, the principle is that you never heat the food to more than 42 degrees. And if you’ve ever cooked, you know that it takes some skills to prepare a delicious meal in less than 42 degrees. Or at least some serious training.

At SimpleRAW they have both skills and training. Their menu goes from breakfast (I go for a cashew yoghurt even if it’s in the middle of the afternoon), to cakes and bigger dishes. My friend tries a sandwich. My yoghurt dosen’t look like traditional yoghurt when it comes in, but the sandwich definitely does. My yoghurt dosen’t taste like traditional yoghurt either, and to be honest, I would prefer the “normal” one. The sandwich however, that is topped with a portobello paté is more than delicious.

Raw food is not just food, it seems to be a lifestyle. At SimpleRAW they take the concept one step further. The whole design of the café screams about the forest and natural materials. It works. It feels authentic, and even if I don’t like yellow wooden colors, I have to admit that it does something for the atmosphere.

Oehlenschlægersgade 12, Vesterbro

Bus 6A to Frederiksbergs Allé (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 communication. She is also the creator of the Danish food blog Frk. Kræsen.

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