SquareMeal Review of
Snaps + Rye
This funky daytime café and shop celebrates all things Danish, from arty home accessories to foodie provisions and native specialities. Authentic smørrebrød (open sandwiches on rye bread) are the mainstays, with toppings ranging from home-cured herring to Var salmon (from the Faroes) with beetroot and horseradish. You can also come here for frikadeller (veal meatballs), fishcakes or smoked mackerel with pickled beetroot and caperberries – not forgetting freshly baked Danish pastries for breakfast. Dinner is served three nights a week, with a four-course set menu on Fridays – we love the use of spices in dishes such as Cornish sardines with cumin chermoula and the creative thinking behind cod fillet enriched with chicken sauce, crisp skin and scorched lettuce. Drinks run from beers, house-infused snaps, akvavit cocktails and quirky wines to healthy Sealand Birk birch juice and Iskilde (an artesian spring water).