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La Galette

This small restaurant with rough stonewalls and rafters used to house the army's horses. Later, it housed a prostitute, then a photographer, then a Hungarian restaurant, and since 1992, La Galette. It's easy to miss La Galette when you walk down Larsbjrnstrde. Luckily a figure of Obelix with a big stone gives you a hint, and well hidden in a back building you'll find this true Crêperie Bretonne. The two-floor restaurant hasn't got more than 45 seats, often occupied by the local youth and the local French people. The menu is wonderfully simple: galettes, crêpes and fish soup. Galettes are special sorts of pancakes from Brittany, made from buckwheat (La Galette imports their buckwheat from Brittany). They are savory and eaten with a large variety of fillings including ham, cheese, salmon and/or vegetables.

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Time's Up Vintage

Update your wardrobe with classic styles from the past at this fantastic boutique specializing in vintage fashion. The store's collection is curated with a discerning eye and influences from around the world. From designer names like Chanel and Yves Saint-Laurent to lesser-known brands, the collection is eclectic. Of particular note is their extensive selection of vintage shoes. Accessories include vintage jewelry, scarves and ties. Check website for more.

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Illums Bolighus

Located on Strøget in the center of Copenhagen, Illums Bolighus is one of the most fashionable furniture and decor shops in the country. The store is spread over four floors and contains all that you could need for the home, from huge bedroom wardrobes to tiny kitchen accessories. Most of the products are made by classic names like Georg Jensen, Dux and Bodrum. The prices are generally fairly steep but the quality is exceptional. Please check the website for timings, which are seasonal.

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Royal Copenhagen

Royal Copenhagen Crystal on Amagertorv is located next to Royal Copenhagen's porcelain establishment. On the ground level of the crystal store, a large collection of crystals, wine glass sets, vases, bowls and other glassware is on display for the admiration of onlookers. On the store's first floor, unique pieces of glassware are on display together with exhibitions of the work of well-known international and Danish artists and designers.

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A C Perch's Thehandel

Surrounded by Copenhagen's thickest concentration of über-trendy designer fashion stores, this tea shop stands as if untouched by nearly 170 years of history. The interior has been kept largely unchanged since the shop's opening in 1834, and, indeed, the quality, wide selection and intimate atmosphere do not call for a change. This is where the finest kinds of teas in all of Denmark can be bought. A C Perch imports rare teas from the very best plantations around the world, and here the making of tea is a supreme art form. Apart from the magnificent selection of teas, you can also buy teapots in all sizes, as well as cakes and marmalade to suit your afternoon teatime. The service is remarkably friendly; do not hesitate to ask what tea would be most appropriate for any specific occasion, and allow yourself to be educated on how exactly to make it so that it is just right.

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Ved Stranden 10

Taking its name from the street it occupies, Ved Stranden 10 houses one of the city's best collection of wines. The collection is heavy on labels from Germany, Austria and France with a little choice from other regions as well like Spain, Portugal and Italy. Biodynamic wines are a specialty, and connoisseurs won't be disappointed with the selection. A small selection of delicious light bites accompanies your drinks. The cozy interiors dressed in white, receive ample light throughout the day. Modern low-hanging lanterns over tables add a nice touch to the space. You can also take a bottle home from the wine shop. Check website for more.

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Torvehallerne KBH

With no less than 60 stalls dedicated just to food, this expansive market in the heart of the city is all the foodies can indulge in. Taking up a large part of the Israels Plads, the slick glass and steel structure has been thoughtfully designed to accommodate the myriad of food options as well as create a lively atmosphere where people can drop in for a quick bite. Some of the fantastic options at the market include Grød, for traditional porridge, Tapa del Toro, Sushi Lovers as well as The Coffee Collective. Apart from this, you can purchase fresh produce as well as gourmet products at the numerous stalls. Check website for more.

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Summerbird

Treat your sweet-tooth to divine chocolate creations at this little boutique located in the heart of the city. In a short time since it was established, Summerbird became a leading name for premium chocolates in Denmark. High quality ingredients sourced with a keen eye and innovative techniques separate them from the other chocolatiers. From macarons and flodebollers to cakes and chocolate bars, the collection of handmade sweets at the boutique is comprehensive. Their signature marzipan creations are a must-try. Check website for more.

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Neighbourhood

Located in the bustling and happening Vesterbro area is Neighborhood restaurant, offering patrons delectable, gourmet organic pizzas and cocktails. Set in a small, cozy space and candle-lit space, this eatery has an ambiance that is perfect for an intimate meal. Light and crisp pizza bases are topped with fresh vegetables, herbs, cheeses and proteins, that complement each other perfectly. Try the Garlic Shrimp, Pumpkin Chorizo, Shiitake Redfish, Oranged Fennel or the Jamican Pancetta pizza. Pair it with one of their cocktails made with organic spirits, juices and ingredients, choosing from options like the Peppermint Pleasure or the Pumpkin Sour. End the meal on a sweet note with a Tossed Cheesecake or a Cherry Pana Cotta for dessert.

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English Silver House

English Silver House had humble beginnings in 1911, when a couple, inspired by the beauty of English silverware decided to offer a small collection from their apartment in the city. Their collection soon grew and led to the opening of their store two years later. Today, the store offers a fantastic range of antique English silverware from plates and cutlery to utensils. The selection of accessories and ornate candlestands and gift objects is particularly interesting. A great place to look for unique gifts. Check website for more.

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Hay

Add a unique dimension to your favorite space with stylish furniture from Hay. Launched in 2003, this upmarket store has been showcasing fine Danish furniture. The creativity of designers like Jakob Wagner, Hee Welling and Peter Johansen, is reflected in the artistic creations on display. One look at their furnishings, and you are sure to be bowled over by the old-century charm yet contemporary appeal of this collection. Head to Hay to reinvent your home.

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