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Cafe Hovedtelegrafen

$$ - $$$
Indre By (Inner City)
Scandinavian, Danish, Cafe, European
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Koebmagergade 37/5, Copenhagen 1150, Denmark
+45 33 41 09 86
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Malmo, Sweden
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204 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Went here for lunch with a friend. Tried the fried plaice, something that usually is really good in all restaurants in Copenhagen. This one though, was nothing special. It was a bit overpriced. Also, service was kind of slow on the out-door al fresco seating. The view here is superb and is probably the main reason for coming here. I... More 

Thank Swede1979
Copenhagen, Denmark
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

I came here for a late lunch earlier this week with family and overall I would say that the experience was good, nothing spectacular but good. The food itself was somewhere between 3 and 4 stars but what really sets this place apart is the view over Copenhagen. We ordered the Pariserbøf, Salat med gratineret gedeost (goats cheese salad) and... More 

Thank CharlotteRedding
Maldon, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

I had read that the view here was good as it is on the top floor. We were not disappointed. The food was also good, a very Danish mix of fish balls, meatballs, bread, fruit, salad, chutneys, potatoes. Lovely.

Thank reallywrenchit
Chelan, Washington
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Went here on a recommendation from a distant family member and we were thrilled with our experience. Set on a rooftop above the Post and Tele Museum in Copenhagen, the views over the city were spectacular. Wait staff was friendly, even chatty, but the show stealer was the meal. Two of us ordered the 'brunch', which is served until 3:00... More 

2 Thank Tom R
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

We've been there for the Easter brunch. There was a big buffet with quite a choice of fingerfood (salmon, herrings, salami etc), salads, rolls and pancakes, cereals, joghurt and dressings, scrambled eggs, mini-sausages, fried bacon, mini-dessert and so on. Replacements were continuously delivered from the kitchen. All in all the food was ok, average quality, consistent with the price. No... More 

Thank Horcinus
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180 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

We had lunch here, selecting it ad-hoc as we walked along the busy shopping street below. It's not obvious, being on the fifth floor and there's no menu at the ground floor entrance so it's a lift ride of faith, so to speak The meals were very good; mine was exceptional, the Postmasters Plate (or something like that). About twenty... More 

Thank Mick V
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Just opposite the famous Rundetaarn is a rather unusual post office museum. This is worthy of a short visit but take the elevator to the roof and you'll encounter a surprising treat. Suddenly the traditional floors of the museum make-way for Roald-Dahlesque experience as a you shoot out above the roof tops. The restaurant has impressive views and modern Danish... More 

1 Thank Mark G
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

We had booked a table in advance. They had not registered our reservation. They did have plenty of tables, however, so we got a table but no apology. We had the brunch buffet and we were the very first guests this morning (7 June 2015). Several of the items in the buffet were obviously from the day before and tasted... More 

2 Thank Mads J
Croydon, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

This is on the 5th floor of the museum and consists of a glassed area and a rooftop terrace. Great views particularly of Rundetaarn. We just wanted a snack so ordered two sandwiches which were lovely but huge - the name sandwich doesn't really do it justice. It was quite expensive for what it was but worth it for the... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

Having lived in Copenhagen and now visiting regularly a few times each year I have come to appreciate the great strides Danish restaurants have made in the quality and presentation of the food they prepare and serve. And I have always enjoyed taking friends and visitors to Denmark to the lovely Hovedtelegrafen rooftop on a nice sunny day to enjoy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Scandinavian, Danish, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Koebmagergade 37/5, Copenhagen 1150, Denmark
  • Location: Europe  >  Denmark  >  Zealand  >  Copenhagen>  > Indre By (Inner City)
  • Neighbourhood: Indre By (Inner City)
  • Phone Number: +45 33 41 09 86

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
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