I was greatly disappointed to learn that one of my favorite downtown lunch spots closed recently – the Åpent Bakeri right across from the Royal Palace and Litteraturhuset. HOWEVER, do not fret! Not even three blocks away, tucked behind some trees on the appropriate address of Inkognito Terrasse, lies what I personally refer to as “secret åpent bakery.” This is the original Åpent Bakeri. A little less visible, and a little cozier, this location is nevertheless just as accessible as the now closed location.
In a city that doesn’t have too many “brunch” options, Åpent Bakeri is a bit of an oasis. Serving delicious sandwiches, salads, quiches, and a tempting assortment of baked goods – this is a really popular spot during the middle hours of the day.
Up the 2 steps past the scones and cash register are some comfortable booths, and large wooden tables. In the winter especially, having lunch and coffee in this cozy atmosphere feels like you’re in the living room of an old friend.
I should also mention that this is one of the more affordable lunch spots. If I’m in the center of town, looking for a midday meal, this is a great place to stop in.