Myeong-dong is one of the most popular, and definitely the most visited place in Seoul. And you might want to start your day in Myeong-dong early because there are just so much to see around the area and so many stores to shop at. Today we’re gonna introduce you the Top 8 restaurants & cafes where you can easily get a decent breakfast that keep you energetic exploring in Myeong-dong.
1. Myeong-dong Issac Toast (이삭토스트)
Issac Toast is a famous Korean toast sandwich branch that every Korean knows. Myeong-dong Issac Toast offers such a variety of toast sandwiches as well as drinks, and the biggest reason we love it? They are so cheap! You can get a hot freshly made bacon sandwich at 2,800 won, and a hot rib sandwich for only 3,200 won!
Making Issac Toast
Making Issac Toast
Issac Toast Menu
Location: 105 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
2. Migabon (미가본)
If you’d like to try some Korean traditional recipes, we highly recommend this Korean porridge restaurant popular among foreigner visitors! Migabon’s well-being porridge is not only delicious but also considering nutrition and health.
Migabon mushroom and oyster porridge
Migabon ginseng and chicken porridge
Location: 56 Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
3. Myeong-dong Hadongkwan (하동관)
Hadongkwan is an old restaurant in Seoul specilized in “Kom Tang” (a kind of Korean Hanwoo beef stock soup) for over 70 years. You can find the Korean traditional taste at this traditional Hanok style restsurant! Even Korean people are lining up just to taste it! If you like beef, especially Korean Hanwoo, this is absolutely a must-try!
Hadongkwan Kom Tang
Hadongkwan Kom Tang
Location: 12 Myeong-dong 9-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
4. Myeong-dong Grandma’s Noodles (명동할머니국수)
Myeong-dong Grandma’s Noodles is hidden in a small alley of Myeong-dong, but it didn’t stop the restaurant from becoming famous. Opened since 1958, the restaurant is trully like a Grandma’s house, where you can find all kinds of Korean homemade food at a very reasonable price.
Myeong-dong Grandma’s Noodles
Myeong-dong Grandma’s Noodles Menu
Tteokbokki & Kimmari (Korean fried seaweed rolls) by Myeong-dong Grandma’s Noodles
Tofu noodles & Spicy pork rice by Myeong-dong Grandma’s Noodles
Location: 17-3 Myeong-dong 9-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
5. OneDang Gamjatang (원당감자탕)
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More than just breakfast, OneDang Gamjatang opens 24hrs and you can visit anytime you feel hungry around Myeong-dong! Gamjatang (Korean spicy pork back-bone stew) is a stew kind of dish loved by Koreans and great to go with rice. They also have other menus including Ppyeo-jjim (Korean braised pork back ribs) and Egg rolls~
Gamjatang by OneDang Gamjatang
Ppyeo-jjim by OneDang Gamjatang
Egg roll by OneDang Gamjatang
Location: 13 Myeong-dong 9-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
6. Hobong Toast (호봉토스트)
Hobong Toast is another toast & sandwich cafe we love in Myeong-dong~ Different from Issac Toast, they have more developed munes and you can taste their unique recipes such as sweet potato totast, home made beef garlic and chicken burgers! They have coffee as well!
Hobong Toast Menu
Location: 34-1 Myeong-dong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
7. Chungmu Gimbap (충무김밥)
You just can’t leave Korea without trying Gimbap! Chungmu Gimbap is specialized in a very special kind of mini gimbap~ Different from those you usually see with fillings inside, Chungmu Gimbap is pure gimbap with only rice wrapped in seaweed rolls, and eat with side dishes Kkakdugi (Korean radish kimchi) and spicy squid.
Chungmu Gimbap Vending Machine
Chungmu Gimbap set (Gimbap+radish kimchi+spicy squild)
Location: 8 Myeong-dong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
8. Sinseon Seolleongtang (신선설농탕)
Every morning, travelers are line up in from of Sinseon Seolleongtang, it opens 24 hours. Seolleongtang is a Korean broth soup made from ox bones, brisket and other cuts. You can get kimchi refill by yourself so you don’t have to feeling awkward asking for more. They also serves Bulgogi and Kimchi pancake.
Location: 56-1 Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul