When you are trekking all over Europe with your mothers, you are going to get hungry. Well, we did at least. After 7 days of being on our best behavior, we deserved a treat! So we went to Nyhavn and checked out Rajissimo, a gelato, churro, and waffle shop right on the canal.
Copenhagen is beautiful. Not only is it beautiful, but its residents truly care about the city. One of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful, part of Copenhagen is Nyhavn. Even if you aren’t familiar with Nyhavn you have seen it. When any movie or tv show uses Copenhagen as a setting you inevitably get a shot of Nyhavn.
This picturesque 17th century canal is lined on either side by tall brightly painted houses dating back to the 1600s. Old wooden ships are still moored and its docks and It is home to both the Charlottenburg Palace and Hans Christian Andersen’s house. It is the tourist hotspot. As such there are countless cafes, restaurants, and bars have popped up along the canal. Nyhavn, however, is best known as as place to relax.
Every single guide book, list of top sites in Copenhagen, or blog will tell you to grab lunch or a cup of coffee and just bask in the beauty that is Nyhavn. I am no different, except I find the restaurants too expensive and I don’t like coffee. So I say get yourself a sweet treat at Reajissimo.
Rajissimo is a small gelateria located in the basement of a building smackdab in the middle of Nyhavn. While the word gelato is usually enough to get both Stephanie and I to stop in our tracks, gelato is not what attracted us to Rajissimo. While on our Canal Tour something caught our eye and made our hearts stop. We saw two people walking down the canal with two belgian waffles dipped in chocolate and decked out with toppings. At that moment we knew that at the first opportunity we would get ourselves one. True to our word we ended up at Rajissimo that afternoon! I was so excited I forgot to take pictures!
Rajissimo serves gelato, churros, and Belgian waffles. Given the time and the money I would have gladly tried everything on their Menu.
Instead I settled on The Nutty Stick, a warm waffle dipped chocolate and topped with Hazelnuts.
Stephanie decided to go with a plain caramel.
It. Was. Redonkulous. At least while we were there, every single waffle stick was made right when you ordered it. They came out piping hot and dripping with ooey gooey chocolate and caramel. There is nothing, and I mean NOTHING, better on a cold and gloomy day than taking a bite in into a warm delicious sweet treat. These waffle sticks were exactly what the doctor ordered (well except for my mom who was having stomach issues and passed on getting one, she still regrets it). I could have spent all day sitting out by the canal just watching the world go by and eating my waffle stick, but all good things come to an end. My waffle came to an end shortly after i received it. I literally devoured it. No Regrets. We all left happy!
Of course we didn’t know it is tradition to take a picture with your waffle stick on the canal before you eat it. I know we are amateurs.
You are rarely going to get a deal when it comes to food in the main tourist area, and Rajissimo is no exception. The cost of my waffle dipped in chocolate and hazelnuts was 59 Danish Krone (about $8.50 USD). The price of a cheap meal, well not in Denmark, but in many other cities. Stephanie’s was a bit cheaper, but not much. However, we were really good on this trip and did not really splurge all that much, so I have zero guilt.
Happiness is a warm waffle dipped in chocolate and hazelnuts on a cold gloomy day. Rajissimo is happiness.