I was recently in Copenhagen, where I took a sneak peek at the Coffee Collective’s new coffee bar in Torvehallerne, a gastro-complex of modernist glass sheds that opened last week. Copenhagen’s amenities might be the envy of the civilized world — that airport, those parks, a network of bike paths so comprehensive and easy to use that cars are almost pointless — but until Torvehallerne, the city didn’t have a central food hall.
Copenhagen filled that gap, and did it with solid Scandinavian design. Not only are the produce stands, fishmongers, cheese sellers and bakeries housed in pavilions that have the elegant silhouettes of a contemporary art museum, the marketplace is located in Israels Plads, a public square just off of Norreport Station, one of the busiest intersections in the city. The prime location reflects the city’s values: In Copenhagen, food matters.
TORVEHALLERNE KBH Ӏ Frederiksborggade 21 Ӏ 1360 København K Ӏ 70 10 60 70