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Seoul Gwanghwamun, ‘Kyunghyang Shinmun’ Employee Cafeteria

The area around Gwanghwamun in Seoul is a representative office-dense zone in the city. It houses various government offices including the Seoul City Hall, headquarters of several newspapers, and also the corporate offices of major companies. During lunchtime, you can see numerous office workers coming out to grab a meal.

If you enter the street opposite the Donuimun Museum Village, which can be considered as the beginning of Jeongdong-gil, you’ll come across the building of Kyunghyang Shinmun newspaper. On the 9th floor of Kyunghyang Shinmun, you can find the employee cafeteria, which also welcomes outsiders.

“Seoul Gwanghwamun, Kyunghyang Shinmun Employee Cafeteria by Dongwon Home Food”

The employee cafeteria of Kyunghyang Shinmun is operated by Dongwon Home Food and is located on the 9th floor of the Kyunghyang Shinmun building. You can enter the cafeteria by taking the elevator after entering the building’s entrance.

Due to recent rapid inflation, you would need to spend around 10,000 won for a meal in the Gwanghwamun area. However, by using the employee cafeteria of Kyunghyang Shinmun, you can save on your meal expenses. Despite the significant price increase, a single meal here costs only 5,500 won. Thanks to this, you can have a meal at an affordable price.

“A restaurant offering 1 main dish and 3 side dishes, along with rice and soup”

They provide meals in the typical style offered by most employee cafeterias, which consists of 1 main dish, 3 side dishes, rice, and soup. After purchasing a meal ticket from the ticket machine provided at the entrance, you can submit the ticket and have your meal.

You can have a generous meal with as much rice and side dishes as you want, which is an advantage.

“The restaurant offers Sunday evening meals”

Perhaps because it’s a cafeteria within a newspaper company, they don’t serve meals on Saturdays. However, they do offer meals on Sunday evenings. This might be for the editors who work until late on Sunday night to pick out the headlines for Monday morning.

Overall, it’s a reliable place to have a decent meal. It’s a good option for those looking to have an affordable meal during lunchtime in the Gwanghwamun area.

“Seoul Gwanghwamun, Kyunghyang Shinmun Employee Cafeteria by Dongwon Home Food”

  • Address: 3 Jeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, 9th Floor