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Top 7 Breakfasts at Myeong-dong


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 7 restaurants & cafes where you can easily get a decent breakfast that keep you energetic exploring in Myeong-dong.

1. Myeong-dong Issac Toast

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

Opens: 7:00~20:30

Location: 105 Toegye-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul


2. Migabon

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 Menu

Migabon mushroom and oyster porridge

Migabon ginseng and chicken porridge

Opens: 7:40~21:00

Location: 56 Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul


3. Myeong-dong Hadongkwan

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

Opens: 7:00~16:00

Location: 12 Myeong-dong 9-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul


4. Myeong-dong Grandma’s Noodles

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

Opens: 6:00~22:00

Location: 17-3 Myeong-dong 9-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul


5. OneDang Gamjatang

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

Opens: 24hs

Location: 13 Myeong-dong 9-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul


6. Hobong Toast

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

Hobong Toast Menu

Hobong Toast

Opens: 7:30~21:30

Location: 34-1 Myeong-dong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul


7. Chungmu Gimbap

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

Chungmu Gimbap Vending Machine

Chungmu Gimbap set (Gimbap+radish kimchi+spicy squild)

Opens: 8:00~23:00

Location: 8 Myeong-dong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul


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