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Five student-friendly cafés in Copenhagen

Here are our top five cafés in Copenhagen. The criteria: Inexpensive coffee, a nice atmosphere and free Wi-Fi

Do you end up studying in a café quite a lot? Tired of the same places and in need of a change of scenery?

The atmosphere can be great in a café and it could actually help your concentration. So here is our top five study-friendly cafes in Copenhagen. We have used the following criteria: It has to have inexpensive coffee, a nice atmosphere, free Wi-Fi and most importantly it has to be a café.

Risteriet Halmtorvet

If you have planned on meeting with friends later at the meat packing district, Risteriet Halmtorvet is a convenient spot for you. It is located in Vesterbro in a small basement that is usually popular with the locals for its delicious coffee. However fear not, you will rarely be the only one studying. The combination of great coffee and an even greater atmosphere makes it a perfect study spot.

The perfect study spot (Photo: Camilla Meshki).

Popular with the locals for its delicious coffee (Photo: Camilla Meshki).

Address: Helgolandsgade 21, 1653 København
Monday-Friday: 7.30am-6pm
Saturday-Sunday: 9am-6pm

Harbo Bar

Harbo Bar is a great alternative if you study near Nørre Campus. It is known for its originality and charm. While it’s ideal for group work because of the large tables, you are also able to find a corner where you can sit by yourself. During the morning you can enjoy their coffee and in the evening you can swap the coffee with beer and get ready for a cosy bar experience. The nights on the weekend are especially colorful and it will be extra hard not to get distracted by the liveliness.

Known for its originality and charm. It’s ideal for group work because of the large tables.(Photo: Camilla Meshki).

Address: Blågårdsgade 2D, 2200 København N
Monday-Wednesday:9 am – 12 pm
Thursday-Friday: 9 am – 2 am
Saturday: 10 am – 2 am
Sunday:10 am – 11 pm

Café N

As a vegan you may use a lot of time figuring out if you can actually eat any of the food or drink the drinks served at a café. If you are one of those people, Café N will be a relief for you. Everything here is vegan and the prices are student-friendly. It is one of the smaller cafes in Copenhagen, but if your love for vegan food is greater than your need for space, this is spot for you.

Everything here is vegan and the prices are student-friendly.(Photo: Camilla Meshki).

Address: Blågårdsgade 17, 2200 København N
Monday-Friday: 8 am – 10 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 9 am – 10 pm


Kaffeladen is divided in a front room that looks like a “traditional café” and back room, which is more like a living room. In general it has a casual atmosphere and is a nice fit if you prefer working in a homey environment. Also, the pastries are absolutely delicious.

The pastries are absolutely delicious. (Photo: Camilla Meshki).

Kaffeladen’s casual atmosphere is a nice fit if you prefer working in a homey environment. (Photo: Camilla Meshki).

Address: Nordre Frihavnsgade 76, 2100 Østerbro
Opening hours: 7 am – 9 am


This café is the biggest on this list, and here you will find families, couples as well as students. Even though it is popular it is never too loud and you can always get your work done. Note, at Bevar’s you will not have to be afraid of your computer’s battery dying since it is filled with power outlets. And whenever you get tired of studying it serves as a great place for people watching.

A great place for people watching. (Photo: Camilla Meshki).

Address: Ravsborggade 10B, 2200 København N
Monday-Wednesday: 9.30 am – 10 pm
Thursday: 9.30 am – 2 am
Friday: 9.30 am – 3 am
Saturday: 10 am – 3 am
Sunday: 10 am – 9.30 pm

Do you know any good study-friendly cafés that haven’t been mentioned? Please share!

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