to our universe of a fairytale
characterized by elements of funky baroque
a happy confusion of design
a sense of humor and trend
this is combined with aesthetic
authentic and traditional
food in a new way
It all began back in the 15th century
or maybe before
A little girl from Amager went to the market
She sold open-faced sandwiches based on rye bread
She called it ‘smørrebrød’
The king came by on his horse, looked at her, and said
“Since you are a virgin, you are allowed to be an independent businesswoman and sell smørrebrød"
"your title will be ‘smørrebrødsjomfru’ (open-faced sandwich virgin)"
The king picked up the idea of smørrebrød
he took it to the castle and spread it all over the country
And this is a true legend
From that day on, smørrebrød became what rice is to the Japanese
But as the world kept changing
we changed too
We turned smørrebrød upside down
We traveled to the other side of the world,
got inspiration and found sushi;
The way it is build up in layers, beautifully decorated and in small, delicate and tasteful pieces.
Smørrebrød became ‘smushi’.
We focus on traditional Danish cuisine.
Our smushi is a combination of classical Danish dishes,
made from seasonal produces, but served in delicate, aesthetically presented portions the size of sushi.
Thus, our smushi is not a fusion of ingredients and flavors,
but rather an authentic presentation of traditional Danish flavors
A simpler design and in portions that allow you
to taste a variety of small dishes in one meal.
If you take a walk through the gate,
into the courtyard,
between Royal Copenhagen and George Jensen,
you will become part of our fairytale.
You are invited to enter our great hall with chandeliers
To have a seat by the royal tables in the Ant chair designed by Arne Jacobsen.
Your lunch will be served on Royal Copenhagen porcelain, and you will be given George Jensen cutlery.
Let your eyes defile from painting to painting
of kings and queens who made an impact on our history.
‘Silly somethings’ from small Danish artisans and treasures from around the world,
brought together in glass cases and shelves based on its history, humor and good craftsmanship.
All for you to bring home.
The fairytale of the Royal Smushi Cafe was founded 5 May 2007,
We wish to preserve the Danish legacy
with the rest of the world
and thus continue the never-ending story.
If you ever visit us, we do believe that you are our royalty.
From all of us
Royal Smushi Cafe