After what felt like an eternity of grey, rainy, windy days, I woke up on Sunday to rays of sunshine boasting into the apartment, and the sky was blue as can be. So after a quick breakfast of home-baked mini brioches from the brunch I hosted the day before (mmmmh!), I grabbed my camera, wrapped myself tightly into my fluffy scarf and coat, and headed out to Vesterbro. I was going to meet a friend for lunch, but decided to use some extra time on the way there for a stroll through the trendy Meatpacking District (“Kødbyen” in Danish, which literally means “meat city”!). It was a really beautiful day, with the icy cold, crisp fresh air and the sun reflecting off of the windows. Kødbyen, bustling with life on a weekday afternoon and pretty much every night of the week, was only slowly waking up, with a couple of early birds jogging, biking or strolling on Halmtorvet, enjoying the first coffee and cigarette of the day on a lonely chair next to a building, or digging into a delicious brunch plate at Café Mandela. Here are some impressions.
And while I’m at it, let me introduce you to one of my favorite places for pizza in Copenhagen: Mother! Located smack in the middle of Kødbyen, the restaurant has a low-key, laid-back vibe. Its interior is true to the industrial setting outside, but made cozy with loads of candles, long wooden tables and a very cool wall installation. I’ve mentioned them in my favorite brunch spots (I mean, pizza for brunch – hellooo?! Yes please!) and they don’t fall short on dinner, either!
Their menu is nothing crazy, just solid, down-to-earth pizza deliciousness. Salame, bufala, parmesan, you’ll find it all right there, piled onto a delicious crust topped with a classic tomato sauce… I could eat one right now!
My go-to pizza is the Campagnola, with juicy cherry tomatoes, tiny balls of mozzarella and a generous couple of handfuls of rucola. Some olive oil drizzled on top – perfection!
If you – like me – are a dessert person, you’ll be delighted by Italian classics like tiramisu and affogato, or you choose the creamy panna cotta (my personal recommendation: go with the orange sauce!), which bascially melts in your mouth!
Finally, probably their most instagrammed dessert: a calzone, filled with Nutella and ricotta cheese! This is definitely one to share, as it’s almost the size of a full-blown pizza, but definitely worth a try.
What’s your favorite place to have dinner or enjoy a cup of coffee at Kødbyen?