Delicious comfort food at O’s American Breakfast & Barbecue

Last weekend, the cold really started to set in. We braced ourselves, because winter was coming (lame Game of Thrones pun alert!), with cloudy grey skies, a soft drizzle, and the ever-present icy cold wind - the kind that makes its way through all of your layers of clothes. What a dilemma, because there was a big “loppemarked” (flea market) on Ravnsborggade, which lies in central Nørrebro, just north of the lakes. It is home to local brewery Nørrebros Bryghus as well as a long list of antique and vintage stores, which were all going to be open on said Sunday last week, and I had my mind set on stumbling across some great treasures there. So we would just have to brace the weather!

In order to get the boyfriend to come with me, I had to get a bit inventive, because he’s not a fan of shopping, “old crap stores” or cold weather (seems like he didn’t get the memo that he’s Danish!). So I suggested to have a nice breakfast before, with pancakes and bacon - not surprisingly, that totally worked! I had been wanting to try out O’s American Breakfast & Barbecue, and since it’s about a 10 minute walk from Ravnsborggade, that worked out perfectly. I called and managed to book a table, and off we went.

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I had passed by the place many times, but I was quite surprised at how small it actually is inside! One small room, a counter, and an open kitchen, yet somehow they have seats for around 20-25 people in there. That naturally means you sit a bit squeezed and close to other people, but hey - who cares? a) It’s cozy, and b) it’s American! I only wish their furniture was a bit more “diner style” (booths would be awesome!) to carry the ambiance.

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We ordered coffee, juice and a milkshake (leave it to my boyfriend to order a gigantic vanilla milkshake for breakfast!), and those were all reaaaally delicious. O’s offers free refills for brewed coffee, but I’m more of a cappuccino type, so I went with that.

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They have different breakfast plates for 79 DKK, which I think is a very fair price! You get a choice of three items, which you can “mix and match” as you like. I went with French toast, sausage, hash browns, and two over easy eggs on the side, while the boyfriend chose pancakes, bacon (after all, that is what I had promised him!), hash browns, and eggs on the side.

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Again, I would like to stress that I am not American and therefore do not have any authority over the subject, but in my opinion, THIS is what pancakes should be like! They are gigantic, thick, and fluffy, begging to be soaked in syrup. Absolutely delicious! I will sing equal praise on the French toast, which was thin, nicely prepared (not soggy at all) and perfectly seasoned with vanilla and cinnamon.

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I think this is probably one of the very, very few (if not the only) places in Copenhagen where you can get hash browns. Yummy! I’m a fan! The sausage was like I know it from the States, too, so not the kind they usually serve for “continental breakfast” over here in Europe. Bacon and eggs were cooked to perfection as well.

I’d read some reviews on Yelp before that were not happy with the service, but I absolutely can’t understand that. When we were there, the staff was very friendly, sweet and attentive, our beverages and food came super fast and even though we both ordered sides and customizations, nothing got mixed up.

This charming little place has definitely made its way into my “favorite breakfast spots” list, and I already can’t wait to go back and eat more pancakes!

O’s American Breakfast & Barbecue, Øster Farimagsgade 27, 2100 Copenhagen (Østerbro)


American sports weekend

Unless you live in a bubble, or maybe in Germany, you will be aware that yesterday was the Super Bowl - the final round in American football, where the two best teams of the season fight for the Lombardi trophy. Ever since studying abroad in New Orleans, I’ve been a real fan of football (and the Saints, obviously!), and since the Viking is as well (he even plays himself in the Danish national league), we buy the NFL GamePass so we can watch all the games. They do show it on Danish TV, it’s actually gaining in popularity here, but GamePass has much better commentary (the Danish hosts are… odd, to say it nicely), plus we can re-watch the games that air at 2:30am European time. Obviously, the Super Bowl needs to be watched live, and since I hadn’t taken the day off today (unlike the rest of our friends), I ended up walking around the office in zombie mode after a solid 3 hours of sleep. Ah, the sacrifice…

It’s become a bit of a tradition for the boyfriend and me to host American-style events, such as Thanksgiving and the Super Bowl, for friends. And so we did this year. Unfortunately, I’m not a big fan of either of the teams (Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks), in fact, I have some beef with the Seahawks or defeating the Saints in the playoffs! The boyfriend hates Peyton Manning with all his Viking wrath, and so we were a little undecided.




But nevertheless, we decided to make the best out of it, invited some friends (mostly guys, big surprise!) and made some food - some serious food, that is, because the guys wanted to try the famous “Roethlisburgers”, named after Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. This food creation lovingly dubbed “blod clot in a burger bun” by a website, consists of two burger patties on top of scrambled egg, topped off with 2 slices of cheddar, bacon, caramelized onions, and a ton of barbecue sauce.

The Roethlisburger

The Roethlisburger (


I opted for the “girly version”, using only one burger patty and no bacon, but I couldn’t even finish that. It was delicious, though, I will say as much. Not sure my cholesterol levels agree, but hey, the Super Bowl only happens once a year!

Unfortunately, the game itself was rather one-sided and dull, and much to my disgruntlement, the Seahawks won by a whooping 43-8. At least the boyfriend had an evil smile on his face the entire time as he watched Peyton Manning fail at virtually everything he tried.


But we also had another sporting event this weekend, namely some live hockey (ice hockey, that is). My employer made public this week that they were now sponsoring a local hockey arena, and there were free tickets to be had. And as I like sports where strong guys hit each other (except for boxing, because that’s all about the hitting - I like something around it as well, so I prefer football or hockey), I thought, why not! And so we took all the way out to Rungsted, to watch the game versus the Aalborg Pirates. It was good fun, although it got REALLY cold by the third period, and the home team lost. Anyway, there were some solid fights (you don’t have to play in the NHL to have a solid right hook!), and it was a nice atmosphere. Below are some photos!


The teams before the game (home team in blue)


I don’t know who you are, Ulrich, but you better shut up!


Our seats were right behind the home team bench

Hope you guys had a great weekend!