While some Copenhageners are betting on holidaying in holiday homes around the country, it may be that some of our customers from other parts of Denmark, (and perhaps abroad) in these Staycation times, may make the trip past the old capital.
Therefore, we thought of hitting two birds with one stone, and both hitting a blow for our beautiful 'Hood' and putting together a little guide for what you can do in a day in Nørrebro.
Nørrebro is an incredibly mixed neighborhood, with both 2 fashionable Michelin restaurants and the city's best falafel / kebab. You can buy fresh fruit and vegetables at Camilla Plum's country store or at the local 'Turkish' grocery store, which is guaranteed to have lived longer in Nørrebro than most. And also in terms of clothing, there is a wide selection, ranging from second-hand shops to the small individual and unique shops that especially characterize Nørrebro. If you are looking for the big clothing chains, this is not it.
Elmegade's diversity and Mondo Kaos in Birkegade.
"GRØD" in Birkegade.
If you need a day in Nørrebro, we would suggest that you also eat breakfast here, as there is plenty to choose from, but we suggest that you start with GRØD. Although the concept has already existed for some time, GRØD in Birkegade, just opposite Mondo Kaos, has just opened. It is located on a corner with morning sun, and here porridge is not just porridge.
Mondo Kaos - A Retro Boutique
When you have finished breakfast, we think you should look down on us and say hello. We love to put a face on the many customers who order and shop our vintage clothes online, and who we feel we know, even if we have not seen you. Remember to say that you are a customer, if we know what you have ordered before, we may have a little idea if we should have got some very special vintage style clothes that you will love. In any case, we would really like to show you our beautiful store with a large selection of retro and vintage style clothing.
Elmegade & Sankt Hans Torv
When you start in Birkegade / Elmegade you are simply in the heart of Nørrebro, Elmegade itself is worth visiting and taking a closer look at all the small beautiful shops. If you come from Nørrebrogade, you must of course go up to Sankt Hans Torv. You can continue down Sankt Hans gade, where you must notice the beautifully painted house facade, which has looked like this for as long as I can remember, and I went that way to school every day in the mid-1980s.
Ravnsborggade's antiques and the lakes
The first cross street you come to is Ravnsborggade. Ravnsborggade is known for its high-quality antique shops, and here is also a very special atmosphere that you can probably treat yourself to. Then you can conveniently take a walk around the lakes. It is a very Copenhagen tradition. One can take different lengths; once up and down a single lake on the Nørrebro side, or all three all the way around, it is 6,35 km, but then you also reach within Frederiksberg, inner city and Østerbro. It is a trip you will probably have to save for another time if you want to continue along our small route.
Route66 - Vinyl on Fælledvej
And speaking of 'route', we would not be Mondo Kaos, if Stine had not just given you her personal secret tip for a beautiful little vinyl business, namely Route 66. Past Ravnsborggade, the next side street to Nørrebrogade is called Fælledvej and there is Route 66 and No. 3.
Gold & Herb in Gartnergade
Continue along Nørrebrogade and always worth a visit is the combined Goldsmith and skin care store, Gold and Herb. Everything is made in Denmark by the two owners themselves. The skin care products are made from wild Danish herbs that Ria collects herself. The shop is located in Gartnergade 18, to get there, you should take the road down Blågårdsgade, as it is another of Nørrebro's vibrant streets, and otherwise home to the World Champions in falafel; Ahaaa… (yes, that's the name of the pants)
If you have had enough of asphalt for a while, you may need to go up to the district's second breathing space.
Assistens cemetery, or popularly simply Assistensen. If you go there via Korsgade and Kapelvej, you should just notice the gable painting at Kapelvej 27. It is by Hans Scherfig and has been there since 1962! Then the Assistance: sit on the grass between the grave sites and drink a brought water or beer. You can also see all the famous tombs if you like that kind. HC Andersen is located here i.a. The assistance is an oasis in the middle of the big city, and you have not really been to Nørrebro without noticing the atmosphere there.
If your feet are not yet too sore, we then recommend a walk down Jægersborggade a third of the district's unique and intimate shopping streets, with lots of small unique shops and delicatessens. Here are i.a. Camilla Plums Landhandel, whose spice mixes are in a class of their own, and the Michelin-awarded restaurant Relæ.
Multicultural dinner - what to choose?
Mahalle - Lebanese cuisine
If your wallet is not geared towards Michelin menus, we recommend that you go as multicultural as Nørrebro itself. If not here, then where? We have two recommendations… You can head back towards Blågård's square where Ranee's thai restaurant is located, with Thai food in a class of its own! The place is a perfect mix of Thai and "Nørrebrosk", and we promise that it is very far from your usual Thai take-away. The second recommendation is Mahalle.
With Mahalle you have to go back to our part of the 'hood', you have to go to Birkegade where Mondo Kaos is located. It is practical if you did not want to lug around your favorite dress all day, and therefore can buy it now. Or if you just can not forget your vintage dream outfit! So it's now before we close at 18pm (on weekdays). Mahalle is Lebanese cuisine, and a really nice place with good atmosphere. They also have both vegetarian and vegan food on the menu, almost a 'must' in Nørrebro today. We can definitely recommend their "Hummus Bel Lahme" as well as their Halloumi salad.
Please note that Mahalle in Birkegade closes at 20, on the other hand, their restaurant on Nørrebrogade 51 is open until 23.
Flatiron - Flapper drinks in Birkegade
Last but not least, the day must end Nørrebro style! And it would not be Nørrebro if there was not a wonderful newly opened bar somewhere. And there are sørme too, and it's even right across from Mondo Kaos. Maybe you have glimpsed it in the background on some of our model photos. It's called Flatiron, and is a bar just to our liking. It is inspired by Art Deco and serves cocktails in beautiful surroundings.
This is of course where you should flash your new Mondo Kaos outfit.
We hope you have been inspired by our tips and favorite hot spots, and wish you a good holiday and a good day in Nørrebro.
Team Mondo Kaos ♥
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