Our kicthen makes everything from scratch and we're often full, so book a table to ensure a seat.

”It’s what you’re used to be eating, just better than ever”

Café Gammeltorv is a Danish lunch restaurant in the heart of old Copenhagen, wonderfully situated in the historic basement under Gammel Torv 20. Our kitchen prepares everything from scratch and we are often fully booked, so make sure to order in advance, if you want to make sure that you will be seated

The house with the green tree

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.

Danish food at its best

Classics made from scratch

Café Gammeltorv offers all the Danish lunch classics, which our chef composes from scratch all based on the best ingredients. Try, for example, our old-fashioned ripe curry herring with four kinds of capers, plaice fillet with homemade remoulade or the classic tartare, of course made from freshly chopped organic meat.

Frokost København

Fest når det er bedst

Store som små selskaber

Café Gammeltorvs byder på alle de danske frokost klassikere, som vores kok komponerer helt fra bunden, af de bedste råvarer. Prøv fx vores gammeldags modnede karrysild med 4 slags kapers, rødspættefilet med hjemmelavet remoulade eller den klassiske tatar, der selvfølgelig er lavet af frisk hakket økologiske kød. Du kan sammensætte din egen fest som du vil, eller vælge vores sammensatte frokostanretning. Dine gæster vil elske det gode hjemmelavet der bliver serveret.

Frokost København
Snaps i København

Beer and aquavit

Snap, snap, snap – over 45 snaps

Basement cold beers and over 45 different spice and seasonal snaps served from frost or at  foom temperature. Enjoy your classic Danish lunch with the highest quality drinks and coffee brewed with care.

Perfect setting – Good company

Bring your friends and family to Café Gammeltorv – the house with the green tree. Birthday, wedding, anniversary or just good friends looking for a good time – we are ready to create the perfect setting with our great kitchen producing smørrebrød in a historical setting.


Gammeltorv 20
1457 København K

Phone:+45 3312 8786
E-mail: rest@husetmeddetgroennetrae.dk
CVR: 39684098


Opening hours

Wednesday to Saturday 11:30 – 17:00
Temporarily closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Sunday from 12:00 – 16:00

The kitchen closes at 16:00

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.