Copenhagen’s Treasures: Café Bertel
This cafe is definitely not too cheesy
Café Bertel brags of having the best cheesecake in town and even though this sounds as an overly ambitious statement, it is definitely not!
I sincerely doubt that any cheesecake-lover will be disappointed with the selection of cheesecakes at this cozy cafe. It has been stated that even the biggest cheesecake skeptic would have to convert after having visited Bertel, and it is easy to see why. With a cheesecake selection including flavors such as: raspberry, strawberry, cherry, lemon meringue, Oreo, vanilla, caramel, and even licorice from Johan Bülow – this cafe has something for everyone.
Bertel’s impressive cakes are truly authentic and the “cake master” behind the recipes, Josh Flores, is a true New Yorker who used to work with cakes at Donald Trumps fashionable hotel, Trump Soho.
Where is it and which vibe does it have?
Café Bertel is located at Frederiksberg, only a 5-10 min walk away from the CBS building at Solbjerg Plads. This cafe is ideal for grabbing a cup of coffee and a piece of cake after a lecture or just on your day off when you want to spoil yourself. The cafe is rather small, however, this creates an intimate vibe – something which is enhanced with the rustic and modern decorations inside the cafe. Because of the atmosphere, this could also be a good place for meeting friends, your study group, or maybe even for having a date.
Is it really all cheese, or?
If you, unfortunately, are not a fan of cheesecake this could still be a place for you. The cafe also offers: coffee, tea, cold drinks, breakfast, other cakes (e.g. brownies and croissants), tapas, sandwiches and so on.
Anything not so great about Bertel?
Due to the high quality of the cakes, the prices are not really student-friendly. A piece of cheesecake costs around 48 kr. but it should be remembered that you are paying for and getting a high quality piece of cake. As an alternative, if you are on a budget you could easily share a piece of cheesecake with a friend – this is also better if you are health-conscious!
It should also be kept in mind, that because Bertel is a relatively small place, this is not the place you are looking for if
you are a larger group of people going out for coffee. The place tends to be crowded in the weekends, and getting a table is sometimes hard.
Address: Falkoner Allé 54, 2000 Frederiksberg and Kompagnistrædet 5, 1208 København K
Telephone: +45 3116 6962
Opening hours: Falkoner Allé: Monday-Sunday 10-21, Kompagnistrædet: Monday-Sunday 11-21
Visit the cafe’s Facebook page for info and mouthwatering pictures of the Bertel cakes.