Like most people, I love a good burger. The big question is: “What is a good burger?”. In Copenhagen a lot of people prefer what is know as a Cafe-burger. Most cafes have their own version and typically it includes a big sturdy bun, lots of toppings such as guacamole, tomatoes and arugula lettuce and it’s so big, that you need to eat it with a knife and fork. I’m not like most people, I like a simple burger with a few well prepared ingredients and I want to be able to eat it with my hands.
Luckily one of my favorite burger places in the world, has an outlet in Copenhagen! Reykjavik’s infamous Hamborgarabúlla Tómasar a.k.a. Tommi’s Joint, is located in the happening Kødbyen (Meatpacking District) and serves up a small burger, simply prepared with a well grilled beef patty, soft bun and just a little bit of lettuce, onion and tomato. Perfect for eating with your hands!
The room is small and crowded, you order at the counter and find a place to sit at one of the few tables inside or on the benches outside. Hidden among all the Americana and handwritten signs that decorates the room, you can find a large buffet with hot sauces, relishes and other condiments.
The best deal is the “Offer of the century”, which includes fries and a soda. Be sure to try the Icelandic cocktail sauce on your fries, for the authentic Icelandic experience!