If you only visit Copenhagen for a few days, it’s understandable that “smørrebrød” and other traditional Danish dishes might seem exotic and interesting. However, if you’ve lived in Copenhagen for a longer period of time, it’s sometimes fun to try something else.

I’m quite a big fan of the French kitchen, and there are several places in Copenhagen where it feels like the inspiration comes from France. These are three of my favorites when it comes to French restaurant in Copenhagen.

Le Pétanque
Le Pétanque is the perfect place to go, if you want crépes and pancakes. They serve crépes in any style you can imagine, and if you haven’t had enough after your main course, you can get a pancake for dessert as well. Last time I had a pancake with chestnut butter for dessert. Yuuum! Probably the best pancake I’ve ever had.
Address: Le Pétanque, Rømersgade 9, Central Copenhagen

Café Nice
I promise you, Café Nice serves the best moules frites in town. The restaurant is tiny, and looks nothing like other places in town. The walls are covered with paintings and pictures, and sometimes when I’m there I feel like I’ve traveled back in time. Or at least to France. One of the owners are Swedish, which I think is kind of funny. A Swede starting a French restaurant in Denmark.
Address: Café Nice, Nansensgade 66, Central Copenhagen

Strangas Dessert Boutique
I’ve once been told that Strangas Dessert Boutique dosen’t want to be called a French bakery, since they believe that they serve so much more than just French cakes. That might be right, but I still think about them as French, since many of their cakes and macarons remember me of the sweet things that you can get all over France. They serve the most delicious desserts and cakes, and are definitely worth a visit.
Address: Strangas, Åboulevard 7

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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