Budget Friendly Cafés, Ideas, and Communities in Copenhagen

Copenhagen has many places throughout the city that are friendly to your wallet and present opportunities for meeting locals and other students.

DIS Copenhagen Budget Friendly Cafes Ideas and Communities Friends at Cafe

Volunteer-Driven Cafés

Café MellemRummet
A non-profit café in Nørrebro, run by volunteers. Community space with friendly prices. The environment is dynamic, as they hold different events, so it could be a place to meet new people and socialize with strangers.

MellemRummet’s Facebook page

One Bowl
A space in Nørrebro where you can eat and pay what you can for the meal. You can also volunteer here.

One Bowl’s website



DIS Copenhagen Budget Friendly Cafes Ideas and Communities Absalon

A former church that transformed into a community center, where you can study or just hang out. Located in Vesterbro, they host events like dances, yoga, trivia nights, and crafts. They also have fællesspisning – a concept where you sit at a long table with strangers and, in this case, eat dinner for only 50 DKK.

Absalon’s website


DIS Copenhagen Budget Friendly Cafes Ideas and Communities Studenterhuset

Copenhagen’s Student Union, located a five-minute walk from DIS, where you can volunteer, meet new people, attend events, and enjoy student-friendly prices on drinks and snacks. As a DIS student, you already have a membership to Studenterhuset!

Studenterhuset’s website

Clothing and Other Goods

Flea markets, or loppemarkeder, are particularly common in Copenhagen. Search using this word on Facebook and you can easily find an upcoming event where they sell clothes and other goods.

Further Budgeting Resources

>> Read about living expenses in Copenhagen and advice from past DIS students on budgeting

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