Apollo Bar is a Copenhagen museum café & restaurant where guests dine in the company of statues. Located within the courtyard of historic cultural institution Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Danish chef and founder Frederik Bille Brahe’s Apollo Bar & Kantine is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.
Guests are welcome to drop in, just to enjoy a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or a drink at the bar. On Friday nights, guests at Apollo Bar can expect DJ’s playing and a good crowd of people to start a party with.
Apollo Kantine is located in the biggest room behind Apollo Bar. Every Tuesday to Friday an unpretentious lunch focusing on vegetables and ecology is served for students from the Academy of Fine Arts as well as everyone else. The canteen is a social space, created with the dream of offering students a cheap and nutritious lunch and is open and accessible to the public.
All year round, the courtyard as well as Apollo Kantine is space for events and cultural initiatives such as; CHART Art Fair, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, talks, croquis and flea markets.
- monday Closed
- tuesday 8 to 17
- wednesday 8 to 0
- thursday 8 to 0
- friday 8 to 0
- saturday 10 to 0
- sunday 10 to 17
- monday to friday 12 to 14
- saturday to sunday Closed
In April 2017, chef and creator Frederik Bille Brahe opened Apollo Bar and Kantine in two bright rooms with soaring ceilings and generously proportioned windows at Kunsthal Charlottenborg/Charlottenborg Palace.
With Apollo, Frederik Bille Brahe was one of the first to celebrate and reinvent the idea of a typical museum café in Denmark. Focusing on international visions and renewal Frederik Bille Brahe saw the opening of Apollo, as an opportunity to penetrate the system, break down expectations and instead create something people didn’t already know they needed.
Décor, by designer Rune Bruun Johansen, is sparse but full of thoughtful touches, such as Børge Mogensen’s ‘J39’ chairs – inherited from the art school next door.