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Seoul Gwanghwamun Bakery “Bukchon Organic Master Red Bean Bread”

In the Gwanghwamun area of Seoul, you can find a variety of food options. As it is a densely populated office district where many office workers gather, and at the same time, one of the representative tourist attractions in Seoul, it’s only natural to find various restaurants and cafes situated here.

“Seoul Gwanghwamun Bakery, Bukchon Organic Master Red Bean Bread”

In a small alley west of Gwanghwamun Square where restaurants line up, you can find a small bakery. It’s a good place to stop by and try some bread with the name “Bukchon Organic Master Red Bean Bread.”

“A Cozy Store”

The store is quite small. When you open the door and step inside, you’ll see various types of bread displayed. There are cream-filled red bean buns, sesame seed-covered red bean buns, garlic baguettes, barley cloud bread, sticky rice nutritional bread, whole wheat bread, chocolate chip cookies, momos bread, rice cake bread, six-bulb garlic bread, castella, croque-monsieur, sticky rice twisted doughnuts, and more.

The prices of the bread vary slightly depending on the type, ranging from about 2,000 to 3,000 KRW per piece. During this visit, I tried a sesame seed-covered red bean bun, which was a good and simple snack option.

“Takeout Only Store”

Since the store is small, there’s not much space for dining in. Only takeout is available, so you need to purchase the bread and leave right away.

Located between exits 7 and 8 of Gwanghwamun Station on Line 5 of the subway, this small bakery is a nice place to visit when you occasionally crave bread.

“Seoul Gwanghwamun Bakery, Bukchon Organic Master Red Bean Bread Gwanghwamun Branch”

  • Address: 1st Floor, 21 Saemunan-ro 9-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Phone: 02-723-1457