In recent years, there has been a resurgence of cake shops and bakeries in Seoul, as more people are enjoying their morning bread or dessert pastries over some tea and coffee. There are a number of privately-run bakeries as well as some bigger chain bakeries, and this article lists out all of the best bakeries and cake shops in Seoul.
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Best Bakeries in Seoul
Cafe Onion | Seongsu-dong, Gyedong
Located near Anguk station, this quaint cafe-bakery is one of the most famous bakeries in Seoul, and it’s in the Hanok style–that is, the style of traditional Korean homes. Indeed, at Cafe Onion, you’ll feel like you’re part of Korean history! As soon as you enter the cafe, the atmosphere and interior will take you to a much simpler time, away from the business of today.
As Cafe Onion is a cafe and a bakery all rolled into one, not only will you get different coffee options, you’ll also get to order from a range of different baked goods. Near the front, there is a selection of several types of bread, croissants, and tarts that are all unique and made fresh every day.
The cafe itself is Instagram-worthy with a laidback and rustic ambiance and spacious seating. In addition to having plenty of spaces inside, Cafe Onion has available seating outside if you wanted more sun and nature. If you would like to look at pictures of Cafe Onion, they have an official Instagram account.
Address: 5 Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Open hours: Weekdays 07:00 – 21:00 | Weekend 09:00 – 21:00
Address: 8 Achasan-ro 9(gu)-gil, Seongsu-dong 2(i)-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
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They open every day of the week. While they open earlier on Saturdays and Sundays (at 8AM), they open from Mondays to Fridays from 10AM to 10PM.
Pain De Echo | Seongsu-dong
Pain De Echo is one of the many bakeries in Seoul that is known for using sourdough bread. All of their baked goods selection, including baguettes, croissants, brioche, rye bread, and whole wheat bread, are also made with natural wheat and fermenting agents. This makes their bread both delicious and healthy.
Pain De Echo has an Instagram account and their feed showcases their different food products for customers to view.
Although they close on Mondays and Tuesdays, Pain De Echo is open all other days from 11AM.
Address: Seongsu-dong 2-ga Yeongmujanggil 44 Floor 2
Artisan Bakers | Hannam-dong
Another famous bakery that is known for using sourdough, Artisan Bakers sells different kinds of baked goods, including baguettes, bread loaves, and croissants. The interior of the Hannam-dong gives off a rustic and nostalgic feeling.
If you’d like to be up to date with what the founders of Artisan Bakers are up to, look no further than their blog or Instagram. Not only they have the Yeoksam branch in Gangnam and Seorae branch in Seocho, but also the Paju branch with beautiful natural sceneries and Hanok style cafe attracts people from a wide area.
Artisan Bakers in Hannam branch is closed on Monday and they open from 10AM to 9AM from Tuesdays to Saturdays. On Sunday, they start a little earlier at 8;30AM.
Address: 26 Hannam-daero 18-gil, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Paul & Paulina Bakery | Yeonhui-dong
At Paul & Paulina bakery, the bakers implement a unique technique of letting their yeast ferment rather than adding bread improvers or additives. This way, they ensure that the bread is not only healthy but also flavorful, with a deep taste and scent. The lack of bread improvers also makes the bread at Paul & Paulina bakery have a great texturized feel.
All the bread sold here is made the same day, so the bread is always fresh. This does mean, however, that they quickly sell out of their baked goods, so be sure to head there early enough in the day!
Paul & Paulina Bakery opens Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11AM to 6PM.
Address:56 Yeonhui-ro 11-gil, Yeonhui-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
Kyo Bakery | Sangsu-dong, Yeonnamdong
Another one of the best bakeries in Seoul, Kyo Bakery sells different renditions of the famous French baguette as well as different kinds of croissants and bread. At Kyo Bakery, they are certainly experimental with their baked goods! The signature menu of Kyo Bakery is the condensed milk baguette (연유바게트) in black color with squid ink (but no seafood flavor at all!). If you would like to see for yourself before heading over, check out their official Instagram account!
Kyo Bakery opens every day from 11AM to 8PM including Saturdays and Sundays
Address: 65-1 Dongmak-ro, Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Address: 27, Seongmisan-ro 26-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Tartine Bakery Dosan | Apgujeong-dong
Located in the prestigious Apgujeong-dong neighborhood in Seoul, Tartine Bakery is a bakery and cake shop has a chic and spacious interior and a cool ambiance, with plenty of seating. Opened in 2019, this is Tartine’s fourth store in Seoul, and the proximity to both Dosan Park and the Apgujeong Rodeo Street makes Tartine Bakery an “It” place with many visitors on the daily.
Tartine Bakery in Dosan, Apgujeong-dong opens every day from 9AM to 10PM.
Address: 24 Eonju-ro 168-gil, Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
OUR Bakery | Garosu-gil
Located at Garosu-gil, OUR Bakery sells different kinds of bread and pastries, including fan favorite cinnamon rolls and French Choux pastries. With a spacious interior, it’s not uncommon to see many people filing in and out of OUR Bakery at all times. Surely, OUR Bread is one of the most famous cake shops in Seoul.
OUR Bakery opens every day from 11AM to 11PM.
Address:39 Gangnam-daero 162-gil, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
A Cote du Parc | Seongsu-dong
With a name that means “next to the park”, A côte du park is indeed right next to the Seoul Forest Park where is the perfect place to have a chilling time with nature in the middle of the city. And there, A côte du park sells a variety of different bread, croissants, and pastries made in the traditional French style and are at a very affordable price. For those who want to visit, A côte du parc opens every day from 10 AM to 8 PM. If you are a big fan of French dessert, this is the must-go place!
On Mondays and Tuesdays, however, A côte du parc does not open.
Address: 28-7, Seoulsup 2-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 04768 South Korea
Lala bread | Hannam-dong
Lala Bread is not only a bakery, but a cake shop and a restaurant as well! At LaLa Bread, customers will be astonished and thrilled at the sheer range of dishes that they offer, from bread to dessert to even dinner-worthy pasta dishes. You will absolutely have a unique experience here at an affordable price and with a calming ambiance.
LaLa Bread at Hannam-dong opens every day from 10AM to 10PM. For more information, LaLa Bread as an official Facebook page.
Address: 8, Daesagwan-ro 30-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04402 South Korea
Holiday Bakery | Ikseon-dong
With a cozy and bohemian-chic interior, Cafe Holiday Bakery stands among the many stores, restaurants, and coffee shops in Ikseon-dong, one of Seoul’s oldest and hippest neighborhoods. Due to the resurgence of themed cafes in the traditional houses that were there for hundreds of years, the Ikseon-dong neighborhood is a testament to how traditional culture and modern culture come together to create something magnificent.
Indeed, the interior and exterior of Cafe Holiday Bakery reflect the grandeur of the whole neighborhood, spacious and welcoming to a lot of guests at the same time. They sell coffee drinks as well as different kinds of bread and baked goods.
Address: 26 Donhwamun-ro 11da-gil, Ikseon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Le Alaska | Sinsa-dong
Le Alaska is a bakery and a cake shop– one of the best cake shops in Seoul. At Le Alaska, they sell sandwiches and salads as well.
Le Alasha is easily accessible for those living Seoul and those living in Bundang, as it is located near the Apgujeong neighborhood, a single ride down the Yellow Bundang Line.
The good folks at Le Alasha opens every day from 9AM to 10PM.
Address: 15 Apgujeong-ro 14-gil, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Maybell Bakery | Itaewon, Time Square in Yeongdeungpo
At Maybell Bakery bakery and cake shop, customers can find a range of delicious baked goods, all at a low price of ₩10,000 or less! Because of its affordable prices but wonderful taste yet, Maybell Bakery is one of the most famous bakeries in Seoul. When you go to the Itaewon branch where is the original place even much smaller without tables and seating area, you will see the long line in front of the store from the opening time.
They open every day from 11AM to 6PM. On Mondays, Maybell Bakery is not open for business.
Address: 229 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Yeongdeungpo Time Square Branch
Address: 15, Yeongjung-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
Richmond Bakery | Seongsan 1-dong
Richmond Bakery, located in Seoul’s Seongsan-dong neighborhood, is a pretty recent establishment, having been founded in 1979. Through the baked goods that they sell, the bakers at Richmond Bakery are determined to bring together culture and the tastes of their customers to deliver a totally new experience. The Richmond Bakery bakers also are constantly learning how to better their business for all.
Richmond Bakery not only sells bread, but they also sell cakes, rolls, and other types of baked goods.
For more information, check out their website here!
Richmond Bakery opens every Wednesdays to Sundays from 8AM TO 10PM.
Address: 86 World cup buk-ro, Seongsan 1(il)-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Peterpan 1978 | Yeonhui-dong
Peterpan, located in the Yeonhui-dong area, is one of the most famous chain bakeries in Seoul offering a wide selection of different types of organic bread; all of their bread is made with health in mind and the bread options are rye bread, whole wheat bread. Peterpan also sells ddeok (떡; Korean traditional rice cake).
Not only are they a bakery that people can physically visit, but Peterpan also offers their customers a way to order their various baked goods through their online store. During times like now, there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying Peterpan’s baked good products!
Peterpan opens every day from 8AM to 10PM including Saturdays and Sundays.
Address: Seoul, Seodaemun-gu, Jeungga-ro, 10
Publique | Gwangheungchang, Gusu-dong
Publique is another bakery that sells bread and pastries made with bread fermented in the French-style. Healthy and organic. Publique also offers vegan options, including bread made with wheat, whole wheat, and rye.
Publique opens every day of the week from 11AM to 10PM.
Address: 194 Tojeong-ro, Gusu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Brown Bread | Dogok 2-dong
Located in the Dogok-dong neighbood in Gangnam, Brown Bread is another bakery and a cake shop in Seoul sells a variety of bread and other baked goods. Like the surrounding area, Brown Bread has a clean and professional exterior and interior.
Brown Bread opens every Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11:30AM to 6PM.
On Mondays and Sundays, Brown Bread is closed.
Address: 424-8, Dogok-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
If it is too hard to choose which bakery in Seoul to go to why not try them all. There is something for everyone of all ages. Treat yourself to rest and good food and tell us which place you liked best. 🙂
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