There is no better place than Garosu-gil in Seoul to hang out with girls early in the afternoon. The tourist hotspot connecting Apgujeong and Sinsa, Garosu-gil presents an array of trendy shopping spots and restaurants. If you’re planning a shopping day on this street, how about starting off your day by fueling up with great brunch? These brunch spots give enough reason to visit the place, even if you’re not interested in shopping.


The Original Pancake House

41, Gangnam-daero 162-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

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If you’re looking for a classic American-style brunch, this pancake house will suit your needs. As its menu, which is the same as the ones used in its original location in Portland, OR, shows, you will find every imaginable American brunch items here.

Classic pancakes and waffles are great, but Dutch Baby and Cobb Salads are some of the most popular items as well. The right amount of fluffiness of pancakes approves that they know how to make pancakes right.


Buttermilk Biscuit Company

17, Nonhyeon-ro 159-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Buttermilk Biscuit Company is the only place in Seoul where you can find authentic American Southern-style biscuits and gravy. Buttermilk biscuits taste rich and buttery and the portion is big enough to prepare yourself for a big shopping day.

Our recommendation goes to The Southerner, which is a biscuit sandwich comprised of biscuits, fried chicken, fried egg, cheese, and gravy.


Marvin Stand

52, Nonhyeon-ro 159-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

If you don’t have enough time for a proper meal, Marvin Stand has a perfect grab-and-go option. A small coffee stand located inside clothing store Barrels, Marvin Stand is known for its Japanese-style Egg Omelet Sandwiches.

A thick layer of fluffy egg omelet is the only thing sandwiched between breads, but its taste is bold enough to satisfy you. If you’re visiting here for a sandwich, we highly recommend making a reservation through Instagram, because they sell out quickly.


Cafe Mamas

110, Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

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Cafe Mamas is a popular sandwich shop, which has expanded as a sizeable franchise with several stores allocated in Seoul. From hot pressed Panini sandwiches to fresh bowls of salads to grind-to-order juices, you can find fresh and delectable eats.

Ricotta Cheese Salads and Green Grape Juice is the most popular combination.


Bad Farmers

31, Apgujeong-ro 4-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Bad Farmers is a great option if you want to start off your day with healthy food. The Raw Food branch of CNP Food, which is popularly known for Our Bakery and Dosan Bunsik, Bad Farmers has some of the best bowls of salads in the town.

Avocado Cobb Salad, which is filled with plenty of avocado and salmon cubes, is the most popular bowl. But whichever you choose, plenty of ingredients and the way they harmonize in a bowl will satisfy you.


By Heewon Kim