Café Viggo – classic French-inspired café in the middle of Aarhus
With its location by Åen in Aarhus (the river), for over 20 years Café Viggo has been at the centre of café life and the special, relaxed and cool atmosphere you find in Aarhus’ city centre. The café is decorated in a classic French café style and serves a combination of traditional café food and classic French cuisine.
Danish or French cuisine
For lunch or dinner, we offer French bistro cuisine and classic café favourites such as Moules Frites and Salad Chevre Chaud, which will take you right to the heart of Paris.
In addition to the French touch, Café Viggo always has a wide selection of classic Danish dishes, such as tartlets or smørrebrød (open face sandwiches). A tasteful burger with crispy fries or nachos is also an option. Of course, we also serve coffee from Illy and homemade desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Named after Merchant Viggo Jørgensen
Café Viggo is named after Viggo Jørgensen, who in 1930 built the house as one of the country’s first iron concrete houses and department stores – ‘Viggo Jørgensen’s Equipment Store’. Uffe and Inge Jakobsen took over the premises in 1996 and opened Café Viggo, which quickly became popular among the city’s café guests.
The opening of the river in Aarhus
Aarhus Å had been covered for a long time but was reopened during the 90s. Now there is a vibrant café life along the river, not least during summertime, where outdoor dining provides a unique atmosphere at the cafés and eateries by the river. An atmosphere to experience.