To be honest, I’m not much of a brunch person. I like late weekend breakfast at home and not having to put on clothes suitable to be worn outside my flat. But every once in a while I wake up realizing that I can’t be bothered making my own breakfast and that’s when I head for Café Le Rouge.
The name implies something French, but is probably a reference to the café’s location adjacent to the Red Square, which is part of the public park Superkilen. The café is situated more or less inside Nørrebrohallen, a sports complex with badminton, volleyball, squash and, you know, sports stuff. Not a place I would normally be found, unless I was lost.
But at Le Rouge there’s room for the sporty as well as the non-sporty. Plenty of room, actually: the room is huge. Even when the place is full, it doesn’t feel crowded, and you can always find a private corner in which to sit grumpily with your coffee and newspaper, chat with friends or nurse a hangover.
You help yourself to as much coffee, tea and juice as you like, and the buffet-style brunch is plentiful and caters to the needs of carnivores and vegetarians alike. So, if you leave Le Rouge without a full belly, the fault is yours alone.