Hønen & Ægget

Hønen & Ægget

Does anyone know if we ever settled the age-old question of what came first, the chicken or the egg?

I’m actually curious.

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So I went and googled it. Spoiler alert: turns out, scientifically speaking, the egg came first. But I choose to go with good ol’ Aristotle, who, puzzled by the dilemma, concluded that both the chicken and the egg must have always been there.

Where am I going with all this, you ask? Egg-sellent question!

I’m taking you to the cutest little lunch spot in Østerbro, called Hønen & Ægget (the chicken and the egg), so I hope you’re prepared for some egg-related puns, because I’m certainly not going to walk on egg shells here!

Hønen & Ægget café in Copenhagen | The Copenhagen Tales

Last weekend, I met two of my best girl friends for a little Sunday lunch atHønen & Ægget, which had been on my list of places to try for quite some time. It’s a super cute little place, with the prettiest tiled tables (a truly eggs-quisite background for photos!) and a tons of plants, which make for a cozy atmosphere.

As the name suggests, Hønen & Ægget specializes in everything egg and chicken, using organic ingredients to create simple and delicious dishes. We got all egg-cited browsing the menu!

I went with the egg salad sandwich (I was hooked the second I read “cornichons” on the menu). It’s not your typical yellow-ish egg salad – instead, on my plate I found a thick slice of crispy toasted bread, slathered in a homemade remoulade sauce with pickles, topped with hard boiled egg, crunchy salad, and another slice of delicious bread. Yummy!

Lunch at Hønen & Ægget café in Copenhagen | The Copenhagen Tales

Lunch at Hønen & Ægget café in Copenhagen | The Copenhagen Tales

My friends opted for the tartar and the Eggs Benedict, respectively.

The tartar was beautifully presented, with a big ol’ golden egg yolk in the middle of it. If I had to find a point of criticism, it was maybe a bit heavy on the pickles side, but the fine taste of the meat came through anyways.

Lunch at Hønen & Ægget café in Copenhagen | The Copenhagen Tales

The Eggs Benedict would have been my second choice, and it would have been a great one as well. The same crunchy bread, topped with ham, sautéed spinach, a poached egg, and a generous dollop of hollandaise sauce. Absolutely scrumptious!

Lunch at Hønen & Ægget café in Copenhagen | The Copenhagen Tales

Lunch at Hønen & Ægget café in Copenhagen | The Copenhagen Tales

We finished our lunch with an affogato. In my eyes, it’s the perfect end for a meal, since you get both dessert and coffee at the same time! So efficient – my German heart just skipped a beat!

Lunch at Hønen & Ægget café in Copenhagen | The Copenhagen Tales

As you can see, I’m not egg-sagerating when I say that Hønen & Ægget is a truly egg-ceptional lunch spot. True to the theme, you even get these cute candies with your check!

Lunch at Hønen & Ægget café in Copenhagen | The Copenhagen Tales

Phew, I’m all out of egg puns!

Let me conclude this post by saying that the lunch menu, which includes all the delicious dishes featured above, is available every day from 11-16 – there are separate breakfast and dinner menus.

Have you been to Hønen & Ægget? And what’s your favorite way to eat eggs? Share in the comments below!


Hønen & Ægget   |   Øster Farimagsgade 16, 2100 Copenhagen   |   hoenenogaegget.dk

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