The Five Best Bakeries in Seoul

Bakery Window via femme run
Bakery Window via femme run
Linda Dunsmore

Koreans absolutely love bread, cake and co. It’s no surprise then that Seoul is filled with an array of unique bakeries and cafés, offering delicious pastries and baked goods. Here are five of the best to visit for the freshest breads and creamiest cakes in the capital.

The Baker’s Table

Having moved from Germany to South Korea, Micha Lichter started his career as a pastry chef at the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas in 1990. Since 2012, the European patissier has been producing some of Seoul’s finest breads and sweetest cakes in his own café, The Baker’s Table. With many saying it’s the best in town, you’d definitely be hard-pushed to find such a wide range of high-quality baked goods elsewhere. Not only your go-to destination to pick up supplies for toast and buns at home, it’s also the ideal brunch location for lazy Sunday mornings.

Maybell Bakery

No list of the top bakeries in Seoul would be complete without a mention of this little gem in the Hannam-dong district. Why, you ask? Maybell Bakery is one of the few places in town that offers vegan options. In fact, there’s a wide variety of vegan breads warm from the oven, such as cranberry rye bread, rosemary rye loaf made from sourdough, and grain rye bread, to name a few. Be sure to get here promptly after 11AM when the shop opens, though, as the freshly baked goods fly off the shelves.

Wood and Brick

Part of a small chain in the city, Wood and Brick is a hit with locals and visitors alike. In addition to a selection of fresh bread and pastries, the café-bakery is well known for its homemade macarons. Seoul’s large expat community also appreciates the wide variety of fine cheeses, olive oils and canned goods sold here.

Tous Les Jours

Tous Les Jours is a popular bakery chain in Seoul, offering a wide variety of bread, pastries, cakes, and sandwiches. They are known for their high-quality ingredients and delightful flavors.

Paris Baguette

Another well-known bakery chain in Seoul, Paris Baguette, combines Korean and French baking traditions. They offer an extensive selection of bread, pastries, cakes, and sandwiches. Their pastries, in particular, are highly recommended.

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