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Seoul Seochon Village Bakery ‘Kim Yong Hyun Bakery’

In Seochon Village, situated west of Gyeongbokgung Palace, you can find a variety of restaurants, cafes, and bakeries that hold a long history. Kim Yong Hyun Bakery is one such place that carries a rich historical background.

Kim Yong Hyun Bakery is located along the main road of Seochon Village. Positioned in Hyoja-dong, this bakery stands out prominently, attracting a constant flow of people due to its easily noticeable location.

“A Bakery with a Presidential Delivery – Kim Yong Hyun Bakery”

Known for its delivery to the Blue House (Cheongwadae), Kim Yong Hyun Bakery is a well-recognized establishment. If you closely examine the menu at the bakery, you’ll notice items explicitly mentioned as those supplied to the Blue House.

On the day of the visit, dropping by coincidentally during the late evening meant a limited selection of bread, leaving fewer options to choose from. Nonetheless, several items were purchased, and they proved to be quite delicious.

“Korea’s Master Baker”

Even if one doesn’t have a background of supplying to the Blue House, Kim Yong Hyun Bakery is identified as a bakery led by a master baker in Korea. Detailed examination of the sign reveals the designation “대한민국 제과 기능장” (Master Baker of South Korea). Attaining the title of a master baker is no easy feat, suggesting that bread crafted by a qualified master baker is likely to be more flavorful compared to that of an ordinary baker.

“Takeout-Only Establishment”

The establishment primarily caters to takeout, with no designated seating area for on-site consumption. As a result, it’s a takeout-only bakery.

As a renowned bakery in Seochon Village, especially noted for its Blue House deliveries, Kim Yong Hyun Bakery is worth a visit if you’re curious about the bread that made its way to the Presidential residence.

“Seoul Seochon Village Bakery, Kim Yong Hyun Bakery”

  • Address: 1F, 21 Jaha-mun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Phone: 02-3217-6800
  • Business Hours: (Daily) 7:00 – 23:00