We all know it. Scandinavia is expensive, and the food prices don’t exactly let your travel budget last longer.

As I have been living in Copenhagen for 5 years now, I want to share my favorite budget-friendly restaurants with you guys. All places can be found in the city center, so it’s super easy to get there if you walk around the city or go sightseeing by bike!

Some of the places require that you make a reservation in advance, while others don’t even take reservations. Instead, you just have to show up as you are.

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If you don’t mind sitting next to people you don’t know, but actually enjoy meeting new people, then this is the perfect place to go.

Every day at 6 PM, dinner is served. The menu changes every day and two times a week they serve vegetarian food! You need to be there early around 4.30-5 PM to get a seat.

The price for the food is always set on 50 DKK (approx. 8 USD), and there is a bar, where you can buy your drinks.

Address: Sønder Blvd. 73, 1720 Copenhagen
Closest metro/train station: Dybbølsbro Station
Opening hours:
5 PM

You can read more on their website here!


This is a super cool book café right next to the shopping street Strøget. Tapped water is free, but other than that all meals are super friendly and cost less than 100 DKK (approx. 15 USD).

The café’s objective is to combine the traditional bookstore with a functioning café.

They have vegetarian and gluten free options. Super convenient! Some of the meals on the menu are burger, chili con carne, pasta and wok. Besides affordable food they also make delicious smoothies and serve cheap beer!

Address: Fiolstræde 10, 1171 Copenhagen
Closest metro/train station: Nørreport Station
Opening hours:
Weekdays: 9 AM – 10 PM, Weekends: 10 AM – 11 PM

You can have a look at their menu here!


Looking for a Insta friendly place to eat? Baryl has named some of their dishes ‘the vegan blogger’ or ‘the hungry blogger’. The meals cost less than 100 DKK (approx. 15 USD) and are super healthy and filling portions.

Most dishes are vegan and gluten-free friendly, but they do also serve burgers with salmon or duck.

If you’re up for breakfast/brunch, they do that as well with the same concept.

Address: Århusgade 78, 2100 Copenhagen
Closest metro/train station: Nordhavn Station
Opening hours:
9.30 AM – 3.30 PM

Get inspired by reading their menu here!


Grød means ‘porridge’ in Danish. At first, it might not sounds super appealing, but they have reinvented the dish and added Insta friendly and healthy toppings. Some of their porridge options are inspired by Asia and consist of rice porridge with chicken or daal with cherry tomatoes and salty almonds.

It sounds different, but all their dishes taste yummy and then they have been made from fresh and clean ingredients!

They have lots of vegetarian options and they can make most of it vegan and gluten free as well.

Address: Stand A8 17 Linnésgade København K, 1362 Copenhagen
Closest metro/train station: Nørreport Station
Opening hours:
 Weekdays: 7.30 AM – 7 PM, Weekends: 9 AM – 6 PM

If your curious, then have a look at their menu here!

Have you visited any of these places? And do you know any good but affordable places to eat in Copenhagen? Let me know!