β€œIn a society that has become increasingly fragmented and isolated, third places are vital to restoring a sense of community and belonging.”
– Ray Oldenburg

Digital connectivity often takes precedence in our current times. Therefore, the importance of physical spaces where communities can gather, connect, and thrive, becomes increasingly vital. Enter the concept of “third places,” a term described by American urban sociologist Ray Oldenburg in his publication The Great Good Place (Marlowe & Company, USA 1989).

The Need For Social Interaction
A third place is a communal space beyond home (first place) and work (second place), where people come together to socialize, relax, and engage in meaningful interactions. Among these third places, restaurants play a crucial role, serving as hubs for community bonding, cultural exchange, and culinary exploration.

Situated in the heart of Copenhagen, The Caribbean Housewife strives to be a beacon of warmth, flavor, and inclusivity for our international community. Besides serving delicious eclectic Caribbean and Latin cuisine paired with natural wine or kombucha from women producers, we have carved out a niche as being a beloved third place, where loyal patrons feel like extended family and newcomers are welcomed with open arms.

With our vision for The Caribbean Embassy, we aim to create more than just a dining establishment. Our goal is to cultivate an exciting environment where people from all walks of life can come together, share stories, and build lasting connections.

Hidden Gem
One of the defining elements of The Caribbean Embassy, is a vibrant ambiance, reminiscent of a ‘hygge’ living room. From atmospheric playlists and inspiring art to the colorful table setting and plating, every element is carefully curated to create a feeling of warmth and hospitality. As soon as guests step through our doors behind the hidden courtyard on Gammeltorv 14, they are transported to a place where time slows down, and conversations flow freely.

Sense of Belonging
Beyond the aesthetics lies the heart of our establishment: our community. Regulars come to us, for our signature dishes and drink pairings, but also for the chance to meet new friends and the sense of belonging we provide. Whether it’s a group of friends catching up, a family celebrating a special occasion, international guests visiting Copenhagen or solo diners striking up conversations with other guests, everyone can find their place at The Caribbean Embassy.

Connection and Engagement
We actively engage with our community beyond physical walls. Through our catering, events, and master classes, we create a deeper connection with our clients and guests. Additionally, through partnerships and collabs with other artists, chefs, creators, winemakers, and (hospitality) businesses, we demonstrate our commitment to giving back and making a positive impact beyond the realm of the culinary arts.

In today’s fast-paced world, where virtual interactions often overshadow face-to-face connections, places like The Caribbean Embassy serve as reminders of the inherent human need for community and belonging. As a valued third place, we aim to satisfy your culinary desires, but also to nourish your soul, and to leave a lasting impression on all who pass through our door. As stated from the very beginning, when we started in 2016: “We want you to leave with a smile on your face.”

We want to exemplify the transformative power of restaurants, as more than places to eat, but as vital pillars of community life. Through our dedication to hospitality, inclusivity, and cultural celebration, we continue to enrich the lives of our patrons and strengthen the bonds, which unite us all.


Third Places are “anchors” of community life, which facilitate and foster broader, more creative interaction.

The Third Space is a postcolonial socio-linguistic theory of identity and community realized through language. It is attributed to Homi K. Bhabha. Third Space Theory explains the uniqueness of each person, actor or context as a “hybrid”. See Edward W. Soja for a conceptualization of the term within the social sciences and from a critical urban theory perspective.
The Caribbean Housewife x The Caribbean Embassy
By Agnes Saaby Thomsen