Kopenhagen Coffee

Kopenhagen Coffee, A Sweet Taste of Denmark in Kuala Lumpur

Words: Aisling Cullen     Photos: Monica Tindall

Have you heard about ‘hygge’? It’s a Danish word that has been trending for quite a while now, and roughly translates into ‘cosiness’ or retreating into your familiar comforting bubble while seeking out the little pleasures in life. The concept of hygge (pronounced hoo-guh) is spreading across the world and finally it has reached KL in the form of Kopenhagen Coffee.

Kopenhagen Coffee
Kopenhagen Coffee
Kopenhagen Coffee
Kopenhagen Coffee
Kopenhagen Coffee
Danish Design

Owner Peter Sehested is from Copenhagen himself, and he’s very familiar with how to make a space feel homely. Even though Kopenhagen Coffee is minimalist in style, the open kitchen, light space and friendly staff make it feel warm and welcoming.

Kopenhagen Coffee
Peter Ready to Make Us Some Coffee

The food is equally unpretentious. Home baked breads and cakes, carefully chosen coffee beans and tealeaves (Normann tea from Denmark) and to-die-for ‘brookies’ – brownie cookies (more on those later!) – occupy a simple menu.

Peter’s ethos on the food selection is to have items that are fresh, healthy and straightforward, much like you would prepare yourself at home but made with extra tender loving care at Kopenhagen Coffee.

We were excited to try the Danish Breakfast as not only is it a new item on the menu, but it also features house made rye bread – a rare find in KL. Two thin slices of this dense grainy loaf were topped with banana on one half, and tomato and avocado on the other. A house blend granola caps a plain Greek yoghurt with a side of honey to sweeten things up.

Kopenhagen Coffee
Danish Breakfast

The wholemeal pumpkin seed bread is a specialty at Kopenhagen and was delicious with the Tuna Mousse (RM15). Again, this dish oozes simplicity, but is very tasty with the lightly whipped tuna, fresh cherry tomatoes, mini pickles and spring onions. This filling can also we ordered on a bagel, which we hear is a popular choice.

Kopenhagen Coffee
Tuna Mousse Sandwich

The Carrot Cake (RM12) is incredibly moist with a thin coating of cream cheese. The cake is so moist that it only needs a small bit of cream cheese to lift the flavor. This is a strong competitor for one of the best in the city.

Kopenhagen Coffee
Carrot Cake

One item that I remember fondly of making at home is scones, and I have to say Kopenhagen Coffee’s scones are better than my moms (sorry mom!). The Raisin Scone (RM6) and Cranberry Walnut Scone (RM8) are crumbly, moist and moreish. Made with organic unbleached flour they have a natural tan hue – a perfect afternoon snack.

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Scone with Butter

I had never tried or heard of a Brookies before (RM9 each or 2 for RM16). These were heaven for me. There are four flavours in total – Raspberry, Chocolate Mint, Peanut Butter and Salted Caramel. Half brownie, half cookie, they take the best element out of each of these items. They have the inside gooeyness of a brownie and the outside crumbliness of a cookie. They are also incredibly light which I wasn’t expecting, and an added bonus is that they are gluten-free too!

Kopenhagen Coffee

Peter admitted that while they don’t roast their own beans at Kopenhagen Coffee, he has ‘damn good coffee because we’ve damn good baristas’. The Latte (RM11) is served in a large ceramic cup, much larger than I have seen at any other café and the quality lives up to what Peter claims. It is damn good.

Kopenhagen Coffee

As we sipped on our lattes, Peter told us that Denmark has been voted the happiest nation on the planet for a number of years in a row now. We are glad that Peter is spreading a bit of this cheer and hygge in Mont Kiara. In Kopenhagen Coffee, hygge can be found in a crumbly scone, meeting with friends and drinking great coffee.

Kopenhagen Coffee
Reading Up On Hygge

Reasons to visit: bright, cheery setting; great coffee; yummy rye bread; don’t miss trying a Brookie!

Kopenhagen Coffee
Vista Kiara, Jalan Kiara 3,
Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
+ 6 03 6211 6363

Open: Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm; Sat, 9am-7pm.


  1. Peter looks like a delightful person and everything looks fantastic!

  2. I’d love to try brookies too! Must have worked well with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream!

  3. Looks lovely, food and coffee look nice…smiling face, always a pleasure to see.

  4. Need to look up how to do a Brookie and I bet it good dip in coffee.

  5. I have a soft spot for Danish butter cookies…and Scottish shortbread. Scones? I thought that’s English…as in English cream tea with clotted cream and fruit jam. They have them with butter, the Danish?

  6. That shot of the brookie alone makes it worthwhile to seek Kopenhagen out! 😉

  7. Hello, the cookies and coffee look delicious. Happy Friday! Enjoy your day! Happy Easter to you and your family.

  8. Your pics are fantastic.

  9. What? And they don’t serve Danish pastries! 😉 He he…

  10. I am not convinced of banana on a rye bread but am already putting on my shoes to get to those brookies =)

    • Worth trying the banana – you might tempted by a drizzle of honey. Yes, brookies are worth travelling for 😉

    • The banana on rye is a great healthy start to the day… and the brookies are a delicious treat!

  11. what a cozy cafe.. and those Brookies looks so yummy.

  12. Drooooooling over the brookie.

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