If I can go out for some food and a glass of wine or a beer and pay under 200 DKK, I’m quite happy. There are many restaurants in Copenhagen where you need to pay at least 300 DKK, and sometimes that’s a bit pricey. The cheaper places that still offer you something good can be hard to find if you don’t know where to look. These are my three favorite places, when you want cheap but good restaurants in Copenhagen.

One of the reasons’ that I like Wascator is probably that the Film Critic Guy and I had our first date there. However, there are several other reasons as well. One is the atmosphere and another one is the food. Wascator isn’t a restaurant, neither a bar. It’s something in between. They don’t serve that many dishes, usually their menu just consists of four dishes. It’s always traditional Danish food, with portions that can feed a bear. In other words: You get a lot of food. It’s delicious, and together with a beer (Wascator has their own beer that you need to try!), you end up paying just at the right side of 200 DKK.

Address: Wascator, Refsnæsgade 32, Nørrebro

Le Pétanque
Le Pétanque is quite a new restaurant for me, even if it has been at Rømersgade since 2011. It’s a French créperie that serves pancakes with all the filling you can dream about. The starters at this place cost around 70 DKK, and so do the main course (or should I say main pancake?). If you want a dessert or a glass of wine, you need to put 50 DKK more at the table. I recommend you to take two dishes and something to drink, because even if pancakes are great, two might be enough.

Address: La Pétanque, Rømersgade 9, Central Copenhagen

Kalaset - cheap but good restaurant in Copenhagen

When I go for dinner at Kalaset, I always end up with either their burger (yum!) or their “dish of the day”. I still dream about the Swedish meatballs that they served me over a year ago. Kalaset serves organic meals, and their menu consists of several different types of dishes. If you want something healthier, you can find that, and if you prefer something that isn’t healthy at all, there are several dishes to choose from as well. Out of these three places, Kalaset might be the one with the coziest environment. The place is narrow, retro and homelike.

Address: Kalaset, Vendersgade 16, Central Copenhagen

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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