At the intersection of art and food, Kafeteria at SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark, is a place to meet and spark ideas, to share a meal from our seasonal menu and to reflect on the cultural offerings at SMK.


Kafeteria is SMK’s unique eatery and is runned by Copenhagen-based chef and restaurateur Frederik Bille Brahe, who presents a green and locally sourced kitchen where dishes are prepared from simple principles. Kafeteria has its own bakery on site and is particularly known for its large selection of housemade cakes, freshly made bread, and the city’s best museum coffee.


Internationally renowned artist Danh Vo is behind the interior design and Vo has set new standards for a museum cafe. The ambition behind Kafeteria is to create synergy between food and art – and to invite you to experience serving as a gateway to the story and art collection you find at SMK.


Danish and Japanese influences intermingle in the cafe design, where Danh Vo has selected classical danish furniture mixed with Italian designer Enzo Maris’s do-it-yourself furniture and Japanese / American Isamu Noguchi’s lantern inspired lighs sculptures.


Visiting Kafeteria is free, and the cafe is open whenever the museum is open.



Kafeteria smk is located inside the national gallery of denmark / Statens museum for kunst
Sølvgade 48-50

1307 Copenhagen K




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Kafeteria SMK

  • monday Closed
  • tuesday 10 to 18
  • wednesday 10 to 20
  • thursday 10 to 18
  • friday 10 to 18
  • saturday 10 to 18
  • sunday 10 to 18


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