During a blissful summer in Copenhagen’s South Harbor, a small-scale construction perched next to the lock at Slusen has intrigued passers-by and locals from the nearby Sluseholmen. All questions were answered when Café Slusen recently opened its shutters inviting a growing, curious customer-base to taste a selection of special beers and organic wines. Café Slusen may be small in size, but coupled with an impressive waterfront outdoor-seating experience with a view of Copenhagen’s skyline, the café’s size fades serenely into the background.
The team behind South harbor’s latest café haunt, was a collaboration between Fokstrot, known for their innovative design and production projects and the boat-builders and harbor developers, known for their craftsmanship, Geisler & Nørgaard. Both companies are based at Slusen and have over recent years established a growing reputation for creating projects that tap into Copenhagen’s maritime heritage. As Lauge Falkentorp, a boat-builder from Fokstrot, told me, the Café Slusen was a creative collaboration that will hopefully inspire other initiatives along Copenhagen’s 42km long waterfront. It is projects like this that continue to establish South Harbor’s reputation as a neighborhood well worth a visit.
As Sam behind the bar poured another pale ale, it was time to sit and raise a glass to probably the coolest café in town.