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Kanal Cafeen

€€ - €€€European, ,
Frederiksholms Kanal 18, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
+45 33 11 57 70
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“plaice” (9 reviews)
“roast beef” (7 reviews)
“herring” (19 reviews)
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European, Scandinavian, Danish
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Frederiksholms Kanal 18, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

For the true Smorebrod experience in Copenhagen this is the place to go! You can order ala carte or go all in on the Platten experience. That is a platter of all that is expected from the Smorebrod cuisine. Herring, fried fish, chicken salad, roast...More

Thank sherkugawa
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We tried this restaurant that was recommended by a local. Food was ok and traditional without much more. Service was bad, they did not clean up the table before sitting us and waiter was expeditive. On a positive side we liked the emplacement and the...More

Thank MABureau13
Reviewed 8 September 2017

You can either sit indoors our outdoors in the canal-side café. We choose the latter as it is nice to sit by the water and sea the boats pass by. There are only restrooms in the indoor pub. Service is fast and efficient but somewhat...More

Thank Olle O
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Visited with a small group (inc some Danish friends) and enjoyed a really good lunch over looking the canal. Good food, well-priced, and with some decent service to back it all up.

Thank StephenOwen
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Kanal Cafeen is an indoor pub and an outdoor canal-side cafe located across the street from the pub. Enjoyable waterfront spot to watch the canal boats drift by. Small menu of traditional Danish cuisine. Tasty fare and reasonable prices. Service was a bit icy but...More

Thank CTManny
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Truly excellent food with great service in what must surely be one of the iconic traditional eateries in Copenhagen. You can see the Prime Minister lunching here

Thank Rick_and_Pepa
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

A must visit place in Copenhagen! Good value for money. Great food and lots of it. Danish traditional

Thank Casper A
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Best original Danish lunch, smorebrod, in the world period. Nothing more to add just the best of the best of old days Danish lunch and drinks :-)

Thank SIFX
Reviewed 2 July 2017 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 29 June 2017

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
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
venues of the inner city and its surrounding
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Scandinavian, Danish
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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