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EatBeat: Last chance for Frikadella, Abelskiver at Jupiter’s Cafe Copenhagen; Danish eatery closes July 31

July 19th, 2010 · No Comments


There’s no counting the number of Frikadella – the Danish pork and veal meatballs – that chef Christian Cotton has made over the years. But the count is winding down. His restaurant, Cafe Copenhagen in Jupiter, will close July 31.

In a conversation a few months back with me, he said he didn’t want to close, but needed more room for the cafe, and the Driftwood Plaza wasn’t conducive to the growth. Cotton said he’d like to open elsewhere, but it has to be a good fit for all concerned.

His loyal following of Scandia-food lovers has supported Cotton’s lunch, dinner and brunch service. Favorites from his menu, inspired by his Danish family, include the Frikadella, imported herring, flounder, and this summer, Danish lobster tails.


The star of his brunches is abelskiver, known among Minnesota Danish as “baseball pancakes.” While they’re actually a traditional Christmas snack, Cotton served them for brunch one December, and the overwhelming response had him making them each weekend.

The restaurant closes July 31; Cotton will be serving dinner from a limited menu Tuesday through Saturday, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday, until then. Reservations strongly suggested.

For Cotton’s recipe for Frikadella, and a video of him making it, go here.

Cafe Copenhagen

2123 S. U.S. Highway 1, Jupiter

(561) 748-0495

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