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Kanal Cafeen

) #85 of 2,009 Restaurants in Copenhagen $$ - $$$ European, ,
Frederiksholms Kanal 18, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
+45 33 11 57 70
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“plaice” (9 reviews)
“herring” (19 reviews)
“roast beef” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 19:00All hours
European, Scandinavian, Danish
$$ - $$$
Frederiksholms Kanal 18, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection of the famous danish 'smørrebröd' - which is a must to eat when visiting Denmark. This small little restaurant is nicely located in the heart of copenhagen, by the canal. Nice, relaxed atmosphere whether you choose so sit inside or outside by the...More

1  Thank Maria B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly charming place next to the canal and down the stairs. You need to know that it is there to find it! The lunch Smorebrod was everything that we had read about. We tried four different ones!

Thank DougViages
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

If you want to experience good typical Danish smorgasbord then this is a must. Located right behind the parliament and very close to city center you'll find this gem of a Danish cafe. Our waiter, Rene, was fabulous. Danish humor and service at its best...More

1  Thank LeeDenmark
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic lunch restaurant in the heart of Copenhagen, you can feel the history as soon as you enter, we had the full lunch plate, everything homemade and delicious, I can definitely recommend this to anyone

Thank Holmsteen
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Been meaning to post a review for this place since I first visited over a year ago. Nice traditional place which serves amazing smorebrod. Always have to come here every now and then to satisfy the foody in me.

Thank YojBallek
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Fantastic "Smorrebrod" served in a authentic old restaurant. The portions are large. We both ordered 3 smorrebrod each, though two would have been enough for a lunch (plaice fried file, roast beef - it was ok to cancel the cheese as we were filled up)....More

Thank Scrambledeggslover
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Small - old style restaurant. Has the best smørrebrød! We didnt make a reservation, but I would make one to be sure getting a table. Do not miss this whan in Copenhagen!

Thank SandraSif
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Kanal Cafeen serves the best smørrebrød in Copenhagen! The smørrebrød is homemade blackbread with a wide range of toppings. The commodoties are very fresh and delisious. Kanal Cafeen also serves a lot of different beers. Tablereservation is needed.

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

IF You want to Enjoy Classic Smørebröd lunch in Copenhagen, so this is the place to make reservation ! Hering, fish and meat smørebröd with a great variation of snabs and bier! Very friendly service in a crowdy location with nice atmosphere!

Thank Markkujsaar
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We were 4 and selected a small selection of different dishes on rye bread. As always nice quality and huge portions. We sat inside, since it was February - however, in spring and summer service is also done on a floating pavillion in the channel....More

Thank Lynge T
Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its
blend of charming old buildings and bold new
architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well
as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner
city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which
consists of three buildings, two of which are new and
situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Scandinavian, Danish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 19:00
11:30 - 19:00
11:30 - 19:00
11:30 - 19:00
11:30 - 19:00
11:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frederiksholms Kanal 18, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Indre By (Inner City)
  • Neighbourhood: Indre By (Inner City)
  • Phone Number: +45 33 11 57 70
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