"When I go for a walk on Vesterbro, I usually end up drinking a cup of coffee in some small, cozy café. They are everywhere, and I’m especially a big fan of the café KAFFE on Istedgade. The place is so vibrant and inside the café almost looks like a piece of art. It's such a colorful and creative space. Plus, the coffee is perfect. For some reason I never took a picture from the inside. I really should. Istedgrill is located right next to KAFFE. This place has existed forever and is a must for late night munchies. Their roasted pork belly sandwich ("flæskestegssandwich" in Danish) is the best."
The #Parisian vibe
"I never leave my home without my camera because Vesterbro is so inspiring. Some of the streets and buildings remind me of Paris, with their different colors and chic balconies. Espcecially Værnedamsvej is known for its Parisian atmosphere. I just can’t stop taking pictures of the streets, even though I live here."
"The most inspiring thing about Vesterbro is the people who make this neighborhood feel so relaxed and easy going. I don’t know if it’s the surroundings or the people that creates the coziness. It's probably a combination of the two."
Summer and #fleamarket season
"During spring and summer the whole neighborhood blossoms, and the colors start popping up in the parks and in the streets - even in the smallest and darkest backyards. Everyone moves outside and fills the streets with life. One of my favorite things about the summer on Vesterbro is the flea markets. You can visit them almost every weekend. Some are small, some are big, but the treasure is always there."
"Istedgade is a central street on Vesterbro, and people here are very free and open minded. The street has a somewhat shady past, but today it's one of the hippest locations on Vesterbro. Istedgade is the heart of the old red light district in Copenhagen. The street is still devided in a classy end and a more dodgy end, but this just creates a contrast that makes Vesterbro even more interesting. There are so many great restaurants, cafés and bars. I especially love the the bars. Some of them might look a bit strange from the outside, but when you enter you see that it's all about the 'hygge' and having a good time."
Home of the #hipsters
"The meatpacking district is a part of Vesterbro and is an amazing area. It's full of great restaurants, cool bars and good vibes. It's definitely worth a visit! Don't miss out on the sustainable restaurant Nose2Tail and Fleisch."
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