Denmark’s oldest book café

Paludan origin can be traced far back. Located on Fiolstræde, in the old Jewish quarter of Copenhagen, Paludan Bog & Café is central to the city’s consciousness. In the classic student district, where the Cathedral is considered behind the university library, the dynamics are youthful and fresh. The narrow street forms a bottleneck between Strøget and Nørreport station. The atmosphere is therefore intimate, despite the city’s pulse, which is felt everywhere.

Paludan started as a combined bookstore and publisher who provided the students with affordable books. The bookstore was in many ways dependent on the students who ensured a regular turnover. At the turn of the millennium, the café, which unified the experience of the good book with cozy frames and social engagement, opened. The customers’ background became more diverse, as now good people of all ages took the café’s folklore.