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We landed here later on a Wednesday night, led by a friend who was local. He knew the cafe and said the food was good, reasonably priced and the cafe had loads of atmosphere. He was right! It's a Goth dream! or nightmare as the case may be but that's not a bad thing! The cafe is called Bankerat (meaning Bankrupt) because the owner's friends all predicted he'd go bankrupt trying to open up a restaurant. Thankfully, he didn't.
The decor in the main bar has lots of fairy lights, candles on the tables, and a few odd looking decorations on the walls and window ledges. There are sculptures of animals all dressed in human clothes all around the cafe. There are gargoyles and one of the weirdest things are the dolls' heads that hang over the tables in the back room, with lights inside them. The back room has a "cracked" glass wall that reflects all the lights and there's an electronic hearth fire mounted on the wall over the staircase to the toilets. It's all very bizarre and surreal.
But in addition to the atmosphere, there's the food! There are some international dishes and they do brunch and breakfasts as well from 9:30 a.m. Even an English style breakfast with sausages and beans which pleased Graham the morning we went there. The burger he had and the wrap i had on the evening we were there was really good! We had hoped to get there a bit more often but only managed the two visits. It was very handy for the hotel and not far from Norreport Station, just down from IsraelPlads.
You might go there for the atmosphere, but the food will bring you back.
Favorite Dish: Burgers, wraps, brunch.
Address: Ahlefeldtsgade 27-29
Directions: Near the lakes and Nansensgade
Phone: 33 93 69 88
First time I passed by, I noticed people sitting in the window sills; there are seats there and something to rest your feet on. We sat in the bar area (pic 2) each time we were there, right inside the open window. But on the way to the toilets, we discovered a couple of hidden gems: The restaurant (main picture) and stuffed animals dressed like humans, in cages (pic 3). Not to forget: The toilets themselves. In the female one there is an oldfashioned scale, if you are stressed about your weight (pic 4), and the men's pissoir is a MUST SEE, even for women (pic 5)!
Monday - Fridays: 09:30-24:00
NB! They do not only have breakfast!
Favorite Dish: Being a person who usually skips breakfast or only eat fruit until noon, it might seem a bit strange that my favourite dish here was English Breakfast. But every once in a while, especially when travelling, I fancy a heavy meal as the start of my day. I always order English Breakfast without sausages, which I am not particularely fond of. But since the menu said "beef-chili sausages" I decided to try them, and they were good, very good! The price, DKK 69, includes coffee or tea and juice.
Address: Ahlefeldtsgade 27-29
Directions: Entrance from the corner of Nansensgade and Ahlefeldtsgade (see my accomodation tip).
Phone: +45 33 93 69 88
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The Danish word 'bankerøt' could be simply translated as bankruptcy. The cafe is popular among the young crowds. Has an interesting and somewhat funny-weird interior. Quite spacious inside. Haven tried anything more than a coffee which are sold in jers.
Cosy. Well known. Recommended.
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