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La Banchina

The simple café and restaurant in Copenhagen’s rustic Refshaleøen in Copenhagen takes harbour front hygge to new heights. All-year-round.

Recently, the area of Refshaleøen has been buzzing with activity. New cafés, bars, creatives and entrepreneurs are claiming the land previously dominated by shipyards and industry and exploit the urban, post-industrial vibe of the peninsula - Especially on the sites right by the harbour front which offer perfect sunsets and an obvious opportunity to jump in the clean water.

La Banchina is exactly one of those (slightly) hidden gems, where Copenhageners go to soak in the sun, take a dip and of course indulge in the Italian-inspired food, nature wine and coffee.

Translating directly to “the quay”, La Banchina boasts one of the city’s best spots for sunbathing and jumping in the water from early spring to late autumn. And during winter, the wood-fired sauna gets you all set after a cold dip in the harbour.

Depending on the time of year you choose to visit, the restaurant at La Banchina offers various set menus according to seasonality. During winter, the kitchen is open from Thursday to Sunday, while the café is open every day serving coffee, homemade baked goods, beer and natural wine.