Guide to Copenhagen: Beau Marché

Hidden in a backyard in one of the fancier neighbourhoods in downtown Copenhagen, you’ll find Beau Marché. The small French café is part of a shop that sells homewares, furniture items, and all things stylish and French. When you’re done admiring all the pretty things you can’t afford, you can find your way to the café.

Beau Marché is small. The tables are squeezed in and it’s hard not to hear what the people around you are talking about. It’s certainly romantic and if you’re planning on a date where the main activity consists of looking into each other’s eyes, then it’s perfect. If you want to have long conversations and get to know each other, you might like to wait until you’ve had a few dates if you don’t want everybody listening in. Or perhaps just bring a friend instead.

One of the walls in the café is adorned with old pictures and paintings, while the other one is decorated with wine bottles in true Parisian style. Moreover, when you wait for the toilet, you can practice your French geography with some old maps.

The French theme continues when you read the menu. Dishes include Croque Madame and Monsieur, Salade Chèvre Chaud and Sandwich au Thon. Customers are encouraged to accompany their classic French meals with a glass of wine. Or two. Sometimes I hear people complain about the prices because it costs around 120 dkk for a sandwich or a salad. I don’t think it’s too high. In fact, I think it’s fairly reasonable. The portions are big and it tastes good. Besides, at a café with this address, its expected that you’ll always pay a bit extra. It comes with the location – and Beau Marché is definitely worth it.

Ny Østergade 32, Central Copenhagen

Around 120 dkk for a salad/sandwich, around 70 dkk for a glass of wine

Metro to Kongens Nytorv (200 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.