Staycation - Our guide to Nørrebro ❤️

Staycation - Our guide to Nørrebro ❤️

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. 

Elmegades mangfoldighed og Mondo Kaos i Birkegade.

"GRØD" in Birkegade.

Hvis du skal bruge en dag på Nørrebro, vil vi foreslå at du også indtager morgenmaden her, der er nemlig rigeligt at vælge mellem, men vi foreslår at du starter hos GRØD. Selvom konceptet allerede har eksisteret et stykke tid, er GRØD i Birkegade, lige overfor Mondo Kaos, netop åbnet. Den ligger på et hjørne med morgensol, og her er grød altså ikke bare grød.

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

Og apropos ’rute’, så ville vi jo ikke være Mondo Kaos, hvis ikke Stine lige fik givet Jer hendes personlige geheim-tip til en skøn lille vinyl forretning, nemlig Route 66. Forbi Ravnsborggade, næste sidegade til Nørrebrogade hedder Fælledvej og der ligger Route 66 i nr 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

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.

Med Mahalle skal du tilbage til vores del af ’hood’et’, du skal nemlig til Birkegade hvor Mondo Kaos ligger. Det er jo praktisk, hvis du ikke havde lyst til at slæbe rundt på din yndlingskjole hele dagen, og derfor kan købe den nu. Eller hvis du bare ikke kan glemme dit vintage drømme outfit! Så er det nu, inden vi lukker kl 18 (på hverdage). 
Mahalle er libanesisk køkken, og et virkelig dejligt sted med god atmosfære. De har i øvrigt både vegetarisk og vegansk mad på menuen, næsten et ’must’ på Nørrebro i dag. Vi kan klart anbefale deres "Hummus Bel Lahme" samt deres Halloumisalat.

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

Sidst men ikke mindst skal dagen afsluttes Nørrebro style! Og det ville ikke være Nørrebro hvis der ikke var en skøn nyåbnet bar et sted. Og det er der sørme også, og det er endda lige over for Mondo Kaos. Måske har du skimtet den i baggrunden på nogle af vores model billeder. Den hedder Flatiron, og er en bar lige efter vores smag. Den er inspireret af Art Deco og serverer cocktails i skønne omgivelser.

Det er selvfølgelig her du skal flashe dit nye 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.

Loving greetings,
Team Mondo Kaos ♥

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