One of my favorite breakfast spots in Copenhagen is Atelier September. The place is particularly famous for its “avokadomad” (avocado toast) – a piece of rye bread covered in neatly cut, thin slices of avocado. This is nothing less than a captivating looking slice of bread. Just layers of green spread out like a stack of cards in a near-perfect oval shape and sprinkled with sea salt, chili powder, lemon peel, chives, and olive oil. Foodies from all over the world flock here just to capture the most amazing shot of this simple dish.
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Fredrik Bille Brahe’s Beautiful Space
Atelier September is located in the inner city. If you’re on a bike; cycle down Gothersgade from Kongens Nytorv. Look for a black sign with white lettering, and lots of green plants outside a white-painted stone facade with window arches from floor to ceiling. Owner and chef Frederik Bille Brahe has created a beautiful space in the old art gallery. His latest project is the complete opposite in a sense. A new restaurant called Havfruen, with a rustic interior and located in the middle of the tourist mecca Nyhavn. There he tries to challenge the typical dishes most places serve here like burgers and fish fillets. I hope to check it out soon.
A Hipster’s Paradise
I think Atelier September’s success is due to simplicity and elegance. High-quality products are used to create tasty dishes with pure flavors and a visually pleasing presentation on the plate. Minimalist design with white walls and clean wood and marble surfaces are combined with elements from grandma’s kitchen to create a quaint atmosphere. It’s the kind of interior design that only true Scandinavian hipsters masters. The folks at Atelier September are more hippies than hipsters even, with their clothing style and slow pace. Don’t expect super quick service or the best coffee in town, but go here for a relaxing start to your morning.
A Favorite Breakfast Spot in Copenhagen
I love to sit in the windows at Atelier September and have my breakfast served on the marble bar counter. The open-faced avocado sandwich is a must, of course, but I also love their yogurt granola. Always topped with something untraditional that taste marvelous like sugar-cured zucchini, basil, lemon peel, and oxalis. Sometimes I just want the comté cheese and soft boiled egg with rye bread. Oh, and don’t miss their fresh grapefruit if they have it! In the glass, I prefer the lemonade rather than the iced matcha tea. I don’t get the fascination with matcha – can anyone explain it? It can’t be the taste at least.
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