Prior to visiting Aster, I read about two of their key values on their website: plant-based nourishment is better for our bodies and being more responsible for the environment. As someone who is trying to eat more plant-based meals for the same reasons, Aster‘s key values really appealed to me.
On a rainy Saturday, I met up with my friend, E, at Aster for lunch. It’s a 10-minute walk from my place in Frederiksberg, located on my favorite street in Copenhagen [Gammel Kongevej], and has a very lovely and open setting. It was a gem of a find and here’s my take on it.
Design and ambience
The little restaurant had about 10+ tables and about 8 tables were taken before we arrived at 1:00 PM. The ambience was nice and hyggelig with marble tables and black chairs.
Food and drinks
The menu looked great. My friend got the golden spiced cauliflower and Jerusalem artichoke dal, and I ordered the hokkaido pumpkin tartine with caramelized onions and cultured cashew cream on sourdough.
The tartine was really, really good. The simple flavor of the pumpkin balanced well with the velvety and rich cashew cream. Each bite also had a good kick from crushed hazelnuts on top. I would definitely order that again.
There were two very lovely and friendly ladies serving us. My friend and I ordered our food at the counter and the wait wasn’t too long for drinks and food. The atmosphere was relaxing enough to chat without having to worry about when the food would get to us.
Value for money