Copenhagen is an Instagrammers dream.
You’ve got beautiful architecture, flower markets, incredible food, and great design everywhere you turn. Last week, I spent 48 hours in Copenhagen and as it was a work trip I had pre-scheduled my Instagram to continue churning out content from the previous week in South Africa, not expecting there to be so much beauty to capture in the Danish capital. In the day we had to explore the town, Charlie and I used our Instagrams as our Guide Book – starting off at breakfast, we searched through the most popular images of the city of #Copenhagen – visiting the ones that looked most aesthetically pleasing. I know, I know, not how most tourists would discover a new city. But – it was a success, our Instagram guide took us across the town from one photogenic spot to another, allowing us to see many of the city’s beautiful sights along the way.
Møller Kaffe & Køkken
Our journey began at Møller Kaffe – we’d been sent a list of recommendations for Copenhagen’s Best Brunch spots by a friend, and chose this one based on the photos on their website. Seriously though, look at their website, it’s beautiful. It was a great choice, not only was there a perfectly rustic wooden table to give us that farmhouse feel for our Insta-feeds, but the food was as delicious as it was beautiful. They’re famous for their Boiled Egg & cress – so we ordered one of those as well as a breakfast feast of waffles (amazing), scrambled eggs, sourdough bread, yogurt and granola and more. The crockery, the coffee, the lighting – the whole set up was an instagrammers dream.
Us instagrammers love a good marble surface – so imagine my delight when we discovered during our amble through the Copenhagen Old Town that we were just moments away from a marble and subway tile clad cafe. Matcha Bar doesn’t look anything snazzy from the street (in fact it’s neighbour boasts the fact that it’s Copenhagen’s Number One Strip Club – so that should give you an idea of the type of area it’s in!) but once inside it’s all rose gold, marble and matcha. Every drink and snack is matcha based, so while Charlie opted for a juice, I chose a Vanilla Matcha Latte (and specifically asked for it to be in one of these cool white bowls) – a healthy pick-me-up and a great shot, if Marble and bright green goes with your insta-grid that is!
If you’ve ever stopped outside Liberty to snap at the beautiful floral displays, then empty out your camera roll before stepping foot in Copenhagen, because every street corner hosts a floral display – with colours to suit every instagram theme. From shabby chic shelves and buckets filled with white hydrangeas for the minimalists, to buckets of pink peonies for the girlie-grids – you won’t struggle to find a beautiful bloom in Copenhagen. Our favourite flower market was located just outside the big Magasin store in the town centre (exit the store by the Tom Ford fragrance concession) – there was even a cute cafe as part of the market where we enjoyed – you guessed it – a Danish pastry or two.
Of course these were just the places that we discovered thanks to Instagram, but there’s a whole lot of Copenhagen that we adored, but it just wasn’t quite so photogenic! If you’d like to discover more about what we got up to, you can watch my Vlog of our trip here!
Have you ever been to Copenhagen? Or would you ever explore a city based on your Instagram?!