I recently visited Copenhagen in Denmark. I enjoy visiting this city as it has great vintage shops and I always leave feeling inspired. While waiting for the shops to open I came across a great little Coffee Shop called 'Heritage Coffee and Bikes'. As I walked in I was instantly intrigued by the display on the main wall. straight ahead hung old wooden crates and on a recycled door shelf was a display of bike seats, bike bells, books and fashion accessories including shoes.
Amongst the clothing line which was dotted around the cafe hung old vintage photographs from the twenties and thirties of bikes and their owners. I was so taken by the concept of a coffee shop selling not only bikes but clothing too. Already I was loving this place.
With short introductions I got to meet the lovely couple Kristin and Hawk. This couple are so warm and friendly and were happy to talk about the shop and share their passion for bikes and recycling. They are from Iceland and set up the coffee shop a year ago. It was Hawks passion for recycling old bikes that gave him the idea for the cafe. In a culture here where everyone rides a bike it makes complete sense.
Hawk has a workshop in the back of the cafe where old bikes are given a new lease of life. I also wanted to find out more about the clothing line. Its an Icelandic brand called ' Farmers Market'.
The line is smart/casual for both men and women. All the clothes are beautifully made from natural fabric. The designer Bergthora Gudnadottir shares the same passion as Hawk and Kristin for high quality craftmanship.
It was a pleasure meeting Kristin and Hawk and I love the concept of the Cafe and will defiantly be returning on my next visit. I must say a big THANK YOU to Kristin and Hawk for allowing me to take these photos and using them on our blog. So having had a great cup of coffee and a muffin I was ready to explore this beautiful city. And if you are ever in Copenhagen you must pop by and and have a coffee with Kristin and Hawk......who knows you might even leave with a bike and a great outfit.
Heres their address and contact information....