Copenhagen Bakery & Cafe, located at 75 Woodbine Ave. in Northport, is one of Long Island’s most underrated, hidden treasures. Upon entering this waterside, international-inspired oasis, you’re greeted by smiling faces and delightful aromas of freshly baked breads and pastries alike. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty breakfast, light lunch or quick snack – this bakery (and cafe) has something for you – all at a reasonable price.
On my routine Sunday morning visit, I stick to the Copenhagen omelette or an egg sandwich. Their breakfast menu consists of fan-favorites such as waffles, pancakes, French toast, eggs benedict, egg sandwiches, breakfast burritos, omelettes and crepes. Everything is sensibly priced under $10, excluding the large omelettes and “Copenhagen Signatures” which are around $13.
Apart from quality ingredients and a warm, inviting atmosphere, I visit Copenhagen weekly for their bread. That’s right, the bread. Their piping hot, sweet (and sometimes savory), hearty crusted, notably flavorful, assortment of bread. Whether I order Country French, Cranberry Walnut, Sunflower or Sweet Potato – I have never been let down. They have loaves and rolls; I generally opt for my egg sandwich on a sweet potato roll. (To say it’s good is an understatement.)
Their lunch menu is simple and to the point. Their “Veggie Burger” is a black bean burger with red onion, avocado, tomato salsa, and romaine lettuce. If meat is what you seek, their “Barbecue Pulled Pork Wrap” is out of this world – served with cheddar cheese, creamy jalapeno, dill dressing, cucumber salad, coleslaw, and homemade potato chips. The “San Francisco BLT” is a classic, while “The Dutchman” is a more adventurous mix – roast beef, caramelized onions, mushrooms, cheddar, and Copenhagen dressing on a French baguette. Lastly, the “Monte Cristo,” an audacious combination of ham, Gruyere cheese, and honey mustard aioli. You also can’t go wrong with their in-house “Grilled Cheese,” a savory, oozing blend of cheddar, American and Gruyere. All lunch items are under $13 and come served with sweet potato chips, homemade potato chips, coleslaw, or cucumber salad.
Since 1998, Copenhagen Bakery and Café has been providing quality goods, while paying special attention to their roots – showcased through their in-house Scandinavian specialties. Customer favorites include their Almond Bear Claw, Almond Horn and Danishes.
Everything they make is “prepared without preservatives and baked fresh every day; [even the] whipped cream is 100% dairy and the breads are always made the morning of and never sold the next day.” This attention to detail and quality assurance sets them apart from every bakery in a relevant vicinity.
They are open daily – nestled on the water, in Northport Village. If you haven’t already been there, I wholeheartedly recommend Copenhagen Bakery and Café, and urge you to visit them for your next meal!