Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cafe Paludan

J: Where are we you going later?
M: Some random cafe sit and work i guess
J: there is this cafe in the city center pretty good
M: oh. Whats the name of it?
J: It's cafe ..... no it's my secret cafe
M: ...

so eventually i had to wait for J's class to dismiss then only allowed to go to this "secret cafe". Since the it's a secret cafe of his, yeah i have high expectation on it. Whats so special? After a meetup, we had to this place straight away which is situated right at the city center. It was clueless walking for me trying to figure out so is this it? this? nope.. This one.. ?  until i enter this cobble stone street and really familiar with the site. This is my usual hangout as it's filled with vintages shops around.

We reached, Paludan bogcafe which is translated to Paludan's book and cafe, it's a contemporary art gallery- restaurant packed with new and used books. Located right in the city amidst the Latin quarter and  the main pedestrian shopping streets (Strøget, if i didnt remember right it's pronounce as "stole" ) and appropriately, right opposite to the university main building and the university library building dating back to the 19th century.

It started it's life as a typical bookstores all according to J. then slowly developed and with a name change into a fully fledged cafe in a bookstore setting. It's established since 1895. If you want something unpretentious but just plain good, this particular cafe should be on your radar.  I just can't resists cafe/bookstore combo, am impressed about it and brought me back to the days when i am in Poland. A strong cafe latte, surrounded by all those books, - it's a match made in heaven. Great lightings for reading and doing work and free wi-fi. You always cant beat free wifi.

It's filled with people , lots of student doing their work, chilling, talking and eating. The spaces/rooms inside, sort of living rooms, the ideal for a danish style relax, perfect cosy bookshop cafe for a cold day.  There were so packed with people that it's hard to get a good choice of tables. i usually go for the window seats. i like studying human and passersby. Anyway it was a good evening with good chats. I had Cappocino (25kr)

Paludan's Book & Café 
Address: Fiolstræde 10-12
Copenhagen K

I'll go back for sure.

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