Since opening earlier this year, Enghaves Smørrebrød has been attracting attention to one of my favourite Danish dishes, smørrebrød. This classic open sandwich, is truly experiencing a renaissance in Copenhagen with quality restaurants and cafés reinventing their own interpretations of this ageless meal. The latest homage to this traditional dish is to be found in the heart of Vesterbro, Enghave Plads. Enghave Smørrebrød shoulder to shoulder with its equally hip and popular neighbor, Enghave Kaffe.
The entrepreneurs behind Enghave Smørrebrød, Nina and Esben have taken smørrebrød, a national treasure, and created a local urban diner that is quickly attracting Vesterbro’s savvy clientele and yours truly. Each portion is painstakingly prepared using quality local ingredients, such as the rye bread, an essential part of smørrebrød, baked at Brødflov, one of Copenhagen’s best organic bakeries.
Enghaves Smørrebrød’s interiors are designed as a small diner catering for 16 seating guests, the style uncluttered with just the right hint of urban nostalgia making it a welcoming, informal diner great for eating alone or with a friend. This corner of Enghave Plads is quickly becoming one of my favourite haunts.