Cafeteria Kroen Hampen Reviews
An American-style diner Jul 12, 2014
We actually never planned to stop at Cafeteria Kroen, however we discovered it by chance on route to Viborg.
It was late afternoon, and after few hours on the road, we were getting hungry. Driving through Danish countryside, we haven’t seen any restaurants for quite a while. We made a joke that we would stop in an hour, wherever it might have been. And we did. Right as our hour mark was approaching, we noticed Cafeteria Kroen in the distance. We knew immediately that it was ‘our’ stop.
On a first glance cafeteria doesn’t look as much, although interesting decorations on the outside do attract ones attention. Various farm equipment nailed to the walls, massive woven baskets, nicely manicured flower beds and trimmed down bushes make a pleasant impression.
When we walked inside we were rather surprised to see an American-style diner interior – the first section was long and narrow, and except for dining tables, it also contained a long counter where food and drink orders were being placed. Furthermore, along that counter one would find a drink fountain with fizzy drinks (Coke, Sprite, Fanta, etc.). Hanging above the counter was the food menu. The second section of the cafeteria was also long and narrow filled with dining tables and chairs.
At the time when we arrived, only about half of the tables in the cafeteria were taken so there was no issue with finding one.
We took a while to decide what to order – the choice was pretty extensive, but we wanted to try something traditionally Danish. The service person came to our rescue – he suggested a couple of options from the menu. And our decision was finally made – meatballs with potato salad and red cabbage complimented with drinks. Once the food was ordered, we were given a device that would start flashing when our order was ready.
It did not take very long before our little device started flashing so we went to collect our meals. The portions looked bigger than expected – 3 medium size meatballs with a big portion of potato salad, red cabbage and also sliced gherkins. I regret to say that I never got to finish my portion although the food was of really good quality and flavour. It was a tasty dinner and I would dine here once again for sure.
Price paid per person – around €10; much cheaper than expected.
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