There’s nothing that screams weekend louder than a leisurely breakfast. The ultimate guide to brunching in Seoul is here. Check out our vetted and treasured best brunch restaurants in Seoul.
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The restaurant: Original Pancake House (Itaewon and Sinsa)
Why we brunch here: Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Original Pancake House has been a brunch staple in Seoul since 2013.
Original Pancake House, locations in Itaewon and Sinsa.
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Stop by the bakery for lunch today! 🍽We’re serving classic quiche, handmade by #Sarabeth herself! Filled with delicious #KerryGold cheese, mushrooms, and spinach and topped with grated Parmesan! These are sure to go quickly! Is it lunchtime yet? 😋 #letseat #sarabethsbakery #chelseamarketny #nyc
The restaurant: Sarabeth’s (Pangyo)
Why we brunch here: This famous NYC bakery and kitchen opened its first shop in Korea in 2015. The first Sarabeth’s in Korea is in Pangyo, which is a quick subway ride from Gangnam station (shinbundang line). Their food is authentic and amazing, which makes it the second best brunch option.
Sarabeth’s, located on the second floor of Hyundai Department Store Pangyo; 031-5170-1234
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The restaurant: Baker’s Table (Itaewon)
Why we brunch here: This German bakery/brunch spot also serves authentic German currywurst, bratwurst, schnitzels, and more. Their baked goods are so comforting, and they also have an amazing soup selection.
The Baker’s Table (Facebook), 244-1 Noksapyeong-daero, Itaewon, Yongsan, Seoul; 070-7717-3501
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The restaurant: The Flying Pan
Why we brunch here: Their truffle mushroom crepe is worth checking out, and they have the soft, fluffiest pancakes in town.
The decor in the Itaewon location, called the Flying Pan Blue, is rustic and vintage. It gets an upscale and modern upgrade in the Gangnam location, called the Flying Pan Red. The Gangnam location is more spacious with the bar seats. Both locations can accommodate a large group.
The Flying Pan (Facebook), multiple locations; 02-793-5285
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Treating myself to a nice brunch on my last morning in Seoul 💕 so glad I came back here to try their breakfast set cos well, it's so yummy and I can sit down and slowly have my meal and enjoy the last bit of people watching here 😊 Gonna use this #seoulXINful hashtag for the last few times so well, doesn't hurt to have a sinful meal! 😅 #travelwithXL
The restaurant: Travel Maker (Hongdae)
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The restaurant: Ugly Stove
Why we brunch here: This casual brunch spot makes their own ricotta cheese and desserts in the house. They also serve Mexican-inspired dinner menus.
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The restaurant: Cafe Able (Sinsa)
Why we brunch here: Located in the trendy Garosugil area, Cafe Able serves brunch, takes custom-made cake orders and caters desserts and small bites.
Cafe Able, 547-6 Sinsa-dong, 2nd fl; 02-3445-7335
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The restaurant: Brotherhood Kitchen (Gangnam)
Why we brunch here: If chicken and waffles is more right up your alley than brunch foods, visit Brotherhood Kitchen for the best version of the dish in Seoul. They also have club sandwiches and burgers.
Brotherhood Kitchen (Facebook), 810-13 Yeoksam-dong, 2nd fl; 02-539-1230
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The restaurant: Black Lab (Seolleung)
Why we brunch here: This cafe has American and European style brunch, amazing cafe, outdoor seating and the namesake black lab. Stroll around the Seonjeongneung after brunch.
Black Lab, 140-13 Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul; 070-4858-3588