One of the things that I frequently need is a place to sit with wifi where I can work. Good coffee, yes. Super-chatty neighbours at the next table, no. Coffee that doesn’t cost an arm and leg, yes. Drafts, no. This has led me to a great many places in Copenhagen, but one place I truly love to sit when I’m not just on a hipster mission is The Black Diamond.
It’s composed of two buildings, one old brick building and the other built recently following a strict minimalist architectural decree. The old building houses many of the old texts, that can only be read at the library and an old reading hall with individual desks with emerald green glass lamps. When you enter the room, it is completely silent and there are piles of blankets that users can grab to keep the chills at bay. The reading hall is like a cathedral, with its high ceiling and stained glass windows at the very top. The walls are covered with old bookshelves, arranged by classical subjects like philology and philosophy- it’s worthy of Harry Potter.
The new building however offers something completely different. It hosts 2 large spacious reading rooms, flooded with light from the huge glass front, which faces the water. This means that regardless of the weather, you can sit to work and watch the movement on the waterfront like a natural ballet. The new building also hosts a great café, with good coffee and soups for lunch.
The Black Diamond | Art & culture
Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1 | +4533474747
Mon – Sat 08:00 – 22:00