Lazy weekends are my favorite.
There’s nothing wrong with having loads of fun stuff planned, meeting friends, having drinks, or going away for a trip. But there’s something about the prospect of two full days without any (or with only minimal) plans.
The next two weeks, I’ll be travelling over the weekend, first visiting my sisters in Germany this Friday to Monday, and then jetting off to Budapest with a friend for three days. Very excited – if you have any recommendations, let me know! So, not much down-time ahead.
But this past weekend was an “empty” one. I went to bed Friday night with the excitement of knowing that I had no obligations, no plans, nowhere to be, for the next two days. Liberating!
I woke up early on Saturday and got up around 7:30am to do some work for the blog and get up to date on my email backlog. When the boyfriend finally emerged, zombie-like, from the bedroom around 10am, we decided it was only appropriate to get some breakfast – I’d been working on a cup of almond milk cappuccino only, so was really beginning to get hungry.
I initially craved pancakes, but was feeling to lazy to make any myself (plus we lacked ingredients), and O’s American in Østerbro seemed too far away for my building hunger. So we decided to try a relatively new cafe in our area of Sydhavn, called Rallys.
It’s got this Berlin hipster vibe, with furniture that seems like it was taken straight out of your grandparents’ house, and a down-to-earth menu. There’s breakfast, smørrebrød sandwiches, and – their specialty – toast. It’s open all day, so you can just curl up in one of the cushy armchairs and go seamlessly from breakfast to lunch to early-evening beers. Excellent!
By now, my stomach was all but growling, so we claimed the bouncy, dark green velvet couch in a corner and got to ordering right away.
I started with an excellent cappuccino (DKK 30) and a big bowl of yogurt with granola, apple slices, and maple syrup (DKK 40). They don’t have pancakes, but the boyfriend assured me he’d make some for me on Sunday instead.
The boyfriend went all in on the heaping breakfast plate (“morgenhaps”) for DKK 75, which contained a thick slice of toasted rye bread, a roll, ham, cheese, a super scrumptious strawberry jam, and a half avocado. It also comes with a complimentary glass of orange juice.
Seeing as I had been awake since around 7:30am that morning and it was going on 11am, I decided it was only fair to supplement my yogurt with a “Smiley” – a soft boiled egg with a thick slice of toasted rye bread (DKK 30).
The yolk could have been just a teeny tiny bit more runny, but it was still very much dippable!
After the departure of Wolfie last year, it’s great to see another cafe opening in the Sydhavn area. Rallys seems to be a really cozy all-day spot, where you can have breakfast or a sandwich/ toastie lunch and hang out for a beer and some nibbles in the evening. The boyfriend spotted some quite fancy beers in their selection, so I’m sure we’ll find ourselves there again sooner rather than later.
Have you been to Rallys? Let me know your thoughts!
Rallys | Mozartsvej 9, 2450 Copenhagen | rallys.dk