Although I have my quibbles with the baffling commitment to light roasts by Scandinavian 3rd wave coffeeshops and roasters, I do appreciate that there are coffee drinking opportunities everywhere—even in libraries. One of the coolest place to enjoy a good pour-over is at the Democratic Coffee Bar, which is actually situated inside of the city’s main library branch in the heart of town on Krystalgade.
When the Hovedbibliotek was renovated in 2011, Democratic Coffee moved into a first floor spot. Since there are no barriers in the shop, you can actually bring your coffee into the library. But there’s always a selection of free reading materials inside the coffee bar from the library collection.