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Paris Baguette is South Korea’s largest bakery franchise, operated under the SPC Group. It started as Paris Croissant in 1986 and expanded under the name Paris Baguette in 1988. It has become a easily recognizable bakery throughout South Korea, often being the first brand that comes to mind when thinking of bakeries in the country. “Paris Baguette’s Guinness World Record” ...

“Wood & Brick,” a bakery that doubles as a brunch cafe in the Gwanghwamun area of Seoul, has its own long-standing history. Established in 1987, it has been operating with the motto of an authentic European-style healthy bakery. There are two “Wood & Brick” locations in the Gwanghwamun area – one to the west, based on Gwanghwamun Square, and the ...

The Gwanghwamun area in Seoul is considered a representative office-concentrated zone. Thanks to this, various restaurants and cafes, ranging from large franchises to small privately-run bakeries, can be found throughout the area. “Seoul Gyeongbokgung Bakery – Plain” A bakery named “Plain” is situated to the west of Gwanghwamun Square, with Gyeongbokgung Station as the reference subway station. Located near the ...

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 ...

Taegeukdang, established in 1946 by Shin Chang-geun in Myeongdong, Seoul, is the city’s oldest bakery. After receiving baking equipment left by the Japanese post-liberation in 1945, Shin Chang-geun opened the bakery under the name Taegeukdang. In 1973, Taegeukdang relocated from Myeongdong to its present location in Jangchung-dong, with the current building constructed in 1974. In 1999, Shin Chang-geun’s son, Shin ...

The area around Gwanghwamun Station in Seoul is a representative office-dense region in the city. It’s densely populated with various public institutions, overseas agencies, major corporations, and small to medium-sized businesses, including the government’s Seoul Administrative Complex. Because of this, it’s always bustling with office workers, and you can find various places nearby to cater to their needs. In the ...

The Gwanghwamun area is considered one of Seoul’s representative office-dense areas. As a result, you can find various restaurants and cafes in this area to cater to the demands of office workers. In particular, there is a diverse range of choices in the Gwanghwamun area. From atmospheric, luxurious restaurants and cafes to places with a local vibe, and the menu ...

The practical final destination of my Hong Kong trip was the area around Tung Chung Station. In this area, I found Citygate Outlets, allowing me to spend my last moments in Hong Kong purchasing souvenirs to share with friends. Fortunately, Citygate Outlets offered a variety of stores, and one that caught my eye was “Kee Wah Bakery.” “Recommended as a ...

The time had come to conclude my 4-night, 5-day trip to Hong Kong Island. After exploring the areas of Hong Kong Island, it was time to move on to the next destination, Macau, and then return to Hong Kong’s Lantau Island. Even though I would return to Hong Kong after visiting Macau, I knew I wouldn’t be returning to the ...

Paris Baguette is the largest domestic bakery franchise operated under the “SPC Group” conglomerate. It started as Paris Croissant in 1986 and grew further when it adopted the name Paris Baguette in 1988. Currently, it has become a bakery easily found all over South Korea and is often the first brand that comes to mind when thinking of bakeries in ...

Tous Les Jours is a franchise bakery operated in a chain format by CJ Foodville, a subsidiary of CJ Group. It started its operation in 1997, and in 2008, it opened its 1,000th branch in Joonang-dong, Bucheon. In 2004, it expanded to the United States, followed by China in 2005, Vietnam in 2007, Indonesia in 2011, and Malaysia in 2013, ...

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” ...