Leckerbaer is one of the most charming places you can find in Copenhagen. It’s a bit out of the way but if you have a warm spot in your heart for cookies, it’s well worth the detour.
Behind Leckerbaer are the couple Gabi Bär Mogensen and Jakob Mogensen, who both have a background of working in Michelin restaurants around the world, such as Copenhagen’s AOC and NYC’s wd~50. They eventually decided to open a cookie boutique and settled down in Copenhagen.
They focus on traditional Danish cookies plus other pastries and sweets that are given a new, more modern interpretation. Everything is freshly baked and made from scratch. If you’re curious – you can get a glimpse of what’s going on in the kitchen through the large glass window.
Upon entering the cute little boutique you’ll be greeted by a shining and colorful display counter full of marvelous sweet creations. Besides a selection of 8 different cookies you will also be able to find huge cream puffs filled with vanilla cream, chocolate mousse with salt caramel or other daily rotated flavors. There are also desserts in a jar, meringues, brownie, ice cream sandwiches and more.
After ordering we headed to the back and to take a seat – it felt so cozy and nice in here! Sitting there made time stop by. The place is decorated with retro patterns and geometric shapes, following guidelines for visual identity laid by the Danish design agency re-public. You can also find a guestbook full of cute drawings made by visiting children (and childs-at-heart).
We ordered 1 of each of the cookies so 8 cookies (96 kr. / $14.5 / 55₪) in total as well as Lemonade (36 kr. / $5.5 / 20.5₪) and Elderflower soda (28 kr. / $4 / 16₪).
Each cookie is so delicate and has such a great finesse to it. A precision and craftsmanship often seen only in Michelin chefs is evident in every cookie.
Top row (right to left): Shortbread with chocolate chip mint filling, Cherry & vanilla butter cookie, Lemon & Liquorice, Milk cookies.
Bottom row (right to left): Passionfruit Meringues, Raspberry cookie, Sour redcurrants cake, Blackcurrant & salted caramel.
One of my favorites was the Blackcurrant & salted caramel. It was delightful, the cake so moist and paired nicely with the salted caramel. Another favorite was the The crumbly raspberry cookie with just the perfect amount of filling and rich flavor. I was surprised by the texture of the milk cookie – I didn’t expect it to be so soft. It had a distinct chocolate taste, so if you’re not a choco lover – stay away. This was probably the cookie I loved the most out of the bunch.
Even their wifi password fits the theme (hint: we concur – cookies are definitely good).