This cafe, located in an old pharmacy building, at the more salubrious end of Istedgade (close to Enghave Plads) in the trendy Vesterbro area of the city is the place where dreams are made. The story goes that the owners of the successful shop, Girlie Hurly, across from the cafe, first dreamed of the shop sitting outside in the sunshine, drinking a coffee and looking at the empty shop across the road.
The girl working here told me that if you are looking for a job, a boyfriend or an apartment or just inspiration, hang around here long enough and you will find it.
If nothing else, Bang og Jensen is a wonderfully different cafe compared to a lot of identikit kind of places to be found in the city. I popped in for a morning coffee, whilst I waited for here to open, and a bit of quiet work time and the back room was perfect. I just missed the morning buffet which looked lovely (what was being cleared up) and the place gets lively in the evening with cocktails and DJs – so there is something for everyone, whatever time of the day.Still a little mystified by the multitude of portraits of the same bearded chap on the wall – perhaps someone can share the story?
Address: Istedgade 130, 1650 København V