There is a very cozy, hidden french restaurant in Copenhagen called La Galette that makes the most delicious sweet and savoury buckwheat pancake dishes. Now, before coming to Denmark, I never knew what a Galette was, but I found out that it is a thin buckwheat pancake mostly originating from the region of France called Brittany. Luckily one of my local Danish pals introduced me to this charming non-touristy restaurant one day, and now I love Galettes. 🙂
La Galette is located on Larsbjørnsstræde 9, just a few streets away from the very busy Rådhuspladsen area. It has two floors inside, and a few tables outside as well. Once inside, you can tell right away that it is more of a local hang out, and I think the chef and owners are from France, because I do hear French being spoken. 🙂
There are quite a lot of varieties of buckwheat pancakes to choose from on the menu, from a plain buckwheat pancake for 35 dkk to one with ratatouille, egg, and chives for 90 dkk, to one with salmon, caviar, chives, sour cream, red onions, and salad for 125 dkk. I have never tried any of those though, the one I always get is the Complete for 80 dkk. It has ham, egg, and cheese. It is simple, but tasty. It’s a really good light lunch or dinner. The buckwheat pancake is gluten free, and it is toasted in butter so it has a really good flavor.
|Savoury buckwheat pancake with ham, emmentaler cheese, and scrambled egg|
|Sweet pancake with bananas, chocolate sauce, and vanilla ice cream|
|Sweet pancake with caramelized apples and vanilla ice cream|