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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)
“sandwiches” (13 reviews)
“herring” (20 reviews)
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European, Scandinavian, Danish
$$ - $$$
Frederiksholms Kanal 18, Copenhagen 1220, Denmark
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At least one of the best place in Copenhagen for smörrebröd, good assortment and cold snaps is really hygge as they say in Denmark, I really recommend this place, but make a reservation in advance.

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a traditional open face sandwich deli-type restaurant which is very popular in Denmark. There are many options including fish, meats, eel, eggs and others available. The quality of the food and service is very good and the location is close to the National...More

Thank JohnTampaBay
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We went in and they were obviously busy but the guy said come back after 2pm and he’d remember my face. Indeed he did! We sat down and ordered the platter of herring, fried fish and steak tartar all of which were tasty! They give...More

Thank DealWhistler
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Entering Kanal Caféen is like stepping back in time. Ambiance: small rooms, old furniture, mature waiters Big portions and don't forget to order your snaps if you can stomach it. Myself, I stuck to the beer. As the sandwiches are so big and considering you're...More

Thank ScaniaSwede
Reviewed 5 February 2018

The restaurant have thefamous open danish smorrebrod. Its a must to try. you will love it. have a beer and a snaps for the heerings.

Thank henningk34
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Wow! This place is like a glimpse back in time! Atmosphere is so cosy and warm. The food is delicious! 2 dishes should be fine for most people for lunch, but you can always order more, if you are more hungry. The flounder with prawns...More

Thank Markus R
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Looking for a typical Danish restaurant we came upon this gem by accident. The food was excellent and the atmosphere warm and friendly. Really enjoyed our Smorebrod lunch on the last day.

Thank joyce19462015
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Some of my colleagues from the financial sector and I had decided to avail of the Christmas offer from Kanal Cafeen being open at night during the month of December. With our scheduled arrival at 6 p.m. and seated in a big room with 4...More

Thank Claus L
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Jam-packed with locals and cosy, this cafe is a real find. The Danish open sandwiches are brilliant.

Thank crozzygirl
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

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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
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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 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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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