There are always enough exciting and beautiful places to talk about in Copenhagen. In fact one may conclude that the city of Copenhagen is a cocktail of amazingness. In this great mix of enchanting locations in Copenhagen is Jægersborggade. This street may sound like just an ordinary one but on a normal day, it bursts with so much life and activity.
Jægersborggadein just like the numerous streets across downtown Copenhagen, connects the city while making so many other places highly accessible. The roads and streets in Copenhagen really serve as its arteries that connect all neighbourhoods from one point to the other. The restaurants, bars, hotels, malls, tattoo parlours, and the charming alleyways among others. To enjoy the best that Copenhagen has to offer, it is very important that you are able to know more about these arteries enabling the connections in town.
Jægersborggade stands out
Jægersborggade, in the multicultural district of Norrebro, has been elevated from anonymity to becoming Copenhagen’s buzzing and hippest streets. It is just amazing how a small residential street has managed to become a home to almost 40 art galleries, vintage clothes, jewellery designers, and organic produce.
In this street, you are likely to have all that you may need from the small design shops, packaging free supermarkets, to fine dining restaurants. Koan at Relae and Silberbauers Bistro are just some of the fine dining restaurants along this street. If you are a coffee lover, Jægersborggade street of Copenhagen, has some of the best coffee around. From the Coffee Collective, a speciality micro roastery and a coffee consulting company in Denmark. And there is still more this street will offer you.
What Makes Jægersborggade an Eye Catcher?
About five to six years ago, Jægersborggade was so gloomy and sad but now all we see is a vibrant and active alley. Once upon a time, the Norrebro neighbourhood was considered one of the most dangerous blocks in Copenhagen city. But this was not meant to last for a long time when chef Christian Puglisi together with his team made one of the wisest decisions ever. They opted for a buzzy new restaurant along this neighbourhood.
Yes, the restaurant seemingly was doing great and there were no reasons to be afraid or to worry of any cases of insecurities. More and more young businesses followed suit. Soon the drug and gang violence perceived in this place was all out just to be replaced by the charming cafes, bakeries, restaurants, and coffee shops.
One of these sunny weekends, just take a walk and wander down Jægersborggade. All you will find are locals and tourists flocking the art galleries and vintage shops. You could also just grab yourself a cup of coffee or brunch at the sidewalk tables. Every boutique and designer clothes shops along this block is worth a peek.
Pass by Relae, Jægersborggade 41
This was the mother of it all, you can simply say the beginner of them all, the pioneer. Relae restaurant started the Jægersborggade renaissance with a unique low-key approach to fine dining. The restaurant will give you a simple menu focused on vegetables and is all ingredient driven. Everything in here is all presented in a Scandinavian way committed to sustainability at all cost.
Food from Relae is grown on the restaurants close by farm as their wine is usually delivered by bicycle. Everything seems to be pretty simple from the word go because even their fabrics are water and dirt repellent. This all means that less and less washing goes on here. Did you even know that Relae is the only certified organic Michelin-starred restaurant globally? Well, there you have it now and the restaurant also booked a spot on the world’s 50 Best Restaurants List as well.
The Jægersborggade is all filled with greatness to have Relae gracing its liveliness. Nobody knew that Jægersborggade could even grow to become what it is today. It holds so much just in a span of five to six years. This is a true replication of faith and vision served on a single plate. Chef Christian Puglisi together with his team saw this vision, they had a dream and for sure it came true, they started this journey without any fears. And here we are now witnessing the greatness of Jægersborggade, an artery connecting the rest of the beautiful places in Copenhagen city.
From the Unknown to a Name that Matters
Looking at what we presently have in this insignificant Norrebro neighbourhood, it really becomes unbelievable compared to what existed years ago. Jægersborggade, was just some infamous dodgy den for drugs, and some other illegal activities roaming through the streets. Then something unimaginable happened, when a Noma alum chef Christian Puglisi decided to brave the streets against all odds. It all began in 2010 with a simple restaurant idea and motive by a group of persons. Alas! It grew into something unimaginable, a restaurant that later on received a Michelin star.
Remember that, it is not only a matter of organic hair salons, tattoo studios, and art galleries that make the picturesque alley to be highly rated. But rather, look at the colourful buildings with the tiny little signs that make up to a beautiful scenery. The vivid atmosphere created by the local habitats during summer time. It is all greatness with a bunch of baristas, designers, artists and other entrepreneurs tagged along. Though the famous Puglisi’s Relae and his brave team packed out in 2020, Jægersborggade is still blooming and very lively