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Cafe Gammel Torv -  frokostrestaurant med smørrebrød

Our kitchen makes everything from scratch, and there's a rush for the tables,
so pre-order if you want to make sure you get a spot.

”It's all the things you're used to eating, just better than ever”

Café Gammeltorv is a Danish lunch restaurant in the heart of old Copenhagen, beautifully located in the historic basement under Gammel Torv 20. Our kitchen makes everything from scratch, and there's a rush for the tables, so pre-order if you want to make sure you get a spot.

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open-faced sandwich with fish fillet and shrimp Copenhagen


Lunch restaurant for 100 years

Gammeltorv is the oldest square in Copenhagen with beer bottling and serving since 1671. In 1902, Café Gammeltorv opened its doors for the happy people ofCopenhagen for the very first time. Almost 40 years later, Kelvin Lindemann wrote the novel “The house with with the green tree”, about a family who lived in the property. Back then there was a big tree by the restaurant’s entrance, the name has been hanging around ever since. The restaurant today is held with great respect for the original setting, and the menu still revolves around the best traditions of open faced sandwich or smørrebrød, accompanied by foamy draft beer and snaps.


Classics made from scratch

Café Gammeltorv offers all the Danish lunch classics, which our chef composes entirely from scratch using the best ingredients. Try, for example, our traditional aged curry herring with four types of capers, plaice fillet with homemade remoulade, or the classic tartare, naturally made from freshly chopped organic meat.


More than 45 schnapps

Cellar-cold beers and over 45 different spiced and seasonal schnapps served chilled or at room temperature. Enjoy your classic Danish lunch with beverages of the highest quality and coffee brewed with care.

Perfect settings - Good company

Host your gathering at Cafe Gammel Torv – the house with the green tree. Birthday, wedding, anniversary, or just good friends in a festive mood – we are ready to create the perfect atmosphere with the great Danish open-faced sandwich kitchen in historic premises.


Gammeltorv 20
1457 København K

Tlf:+45 3312 8786
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CVR: 39684098

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday 11:30 – 17:00
Sunday from 12:00 – 16:00

The kitchen closes at 16:00

About Cafe Gl. Torv

Café Gammeltorv is owned and run by the couple Steen Hovn Petersen and Fabienne Sørensen. All of the food is made from scratch of the best produce and none the least made with love.