{city files}: cafe det vide hus

by Tina on February 28, 2013

in City Files, Copenhagen, Denmark, Food

vide hus coffee shop

My husband is an avid coffee enthusiast and not just in the sense that he thinks it’s cool to use an AeroPress, but he loves the entire experience surrounding his cup of joe.  Ask to meet him for coffee and he is likely to show you some obscure cafe that you have never heard of but is certain to rock your coffee loving world.   Collages10

Even before our kids could crawl or walk, he started taking them on cafe dates.  They love grabbing a hot chocolate and a cookie and he gets to try every different kind of coffee possible while chatting and getting to know them better.


His most recent discovery was this super hip coffee shop called Det Vide Hus in Copenhagen’s city center.  Facing Rosenborg Slot (or the King’s Gardens), it is ideally located both  because of it’s view and it’s convenience access to those downtown.  Not only do they brew Coffee Collective coffees, but you can have your choice between freshly brewed organic, fair trade coffee in an Aeropress, in a French Press, or in a wide variety of expresso drinks.

Collages9-001 What makes this cafe kid friendly, is that they also offer a wide selection of freshly pressed juice drinks.  They offer free WIFI, just in case you want to instagram your drinks to all your friends and family. And the vibe is just plain cool because all of the artwork is created by local artists.

What kinds of coffee shops do you guys like to visit?  I’m not a coffee drinker (gasp!  I know!) so I am always appreciative when I have options for smoothies and teas!

Det Vide HusGothersgade 113, København K

{photography by Jack Fussell}

{Hailey’s outfit- Cupcake Dress: J Crew, leggings: Wheat, sweater: Ralph Lauren, Brooch: H&M, similar, Cupcake necklace: Claire’s, similar, Sequin Boots: Old Navy }

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Juliette February 28, 2013 at 10:52 am

Sometime I’ll have to tell you the funny story about my husband and coffee, but suffice to say he didn’t like it when we first met and now he’s a fan…though I think it’s really the cafe experience and not so much about the coffee, lol.We have a million cafes here in our university town, but our favorite place of late is Italian. All the waitstaff know us (blush) and they serve the best tiramisu. =)


siverwings February 28, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I really enjoy your blog.
I lived in Cph many years ago, and I miss it when I see and read things like this!
Have a lovely day.


kim6erly February 28, 2013 at 4:43 pm

I’m not a coffee drinker either, but I LOVE the aroma of coffee brewing.


kelleyn February 28, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Love your daughters skirt! So darling! To bad I am too old to wear one similar!


Danish Exchange February 28, 2013 at 9:15 pm

I love coffee and I love this article! Full stop!


Victoria March 1, 2013 at 6:04 am

Here in Portland Oregon we are absolutely spoilt for choice with the number of locally owned cafes, locally roasted coffee beans and award winning Baristas. There is almost a coffee bar on every corner – be it a Starbucks, Petes, Stumptown or one-of-a-kind little cafe serving amazing coffees and a few speciality pastries. Impossible for me to choose my favourite yet as I’m still working my way through them all!


Tina March 1, 2013 at 9:11 am

@Juliette That is the very best kind of place to go to have coffee! Familiar faces makes a place so personal!


Tina March 1, 2013 at 9:11 am

@siverwings Thank you! Sounds like you need to make a visit back!


Tina March 1, 2013 at 9:12 am

@Kim6erly I am SO with you! I cannot get enough of the aroma!


Tina March 1, 2013 at 9:12 am

@Kelleyn Girl, you are NEVER too old to wear a ruffled skirt!


Tina March 1, 2013 at 9:13 am

@Victoria I do believe you are living the coffee dream, my friend! Sigh…


Deborah Harlton March 1, 2013 at 3:41 pm

I put this on my ‘ things to do’ list once I get to Copenhagen ! Thank you!


georgianna March 4, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Such beautiful images, Tina! (Jack!) Lovely and cozy and just right for sharing a special coffee date. I honestly wouldn’t have guessed that you didn’t drink coffee. 🙂 I always look for the smaller, artisan coffee houses. Most of us in Seattle don’t like Starbucks, but they sure are convenient when traveling. Saved my life a few times, lol!


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