Snack stands in front of schools generally conjure up images of old and shabby stores that sell cheap ddeok-bokki (spicy rice cakes) and instant ramen. But Kiosque, located in front of Paiwha Girls’ High School, is far from your stereotypical snack stand. This simple shop with stark design could have come straight from Scandinavia.But their menu is far from plain: Kiosque sells French toast that is crispy on the outside, soft and moist in the inside. There is also a variety of toppings ranging from sugared strawberries, blueberries, and apples to peanut butter bananas, vanilla ice cream, and nut-honey cream cheese. The store offers a selection of coffee, tea, and ade drinks. But if you're suddenly craving something a little stronger, try out their sangria, gin and tonic, or high ball (off-limits to high-schoolers, of course). As its name suggests, Kiosque is a tiny space. There’s just one long bench that sits six and one chair. Expect long lines but quick turnaround. Takeout is also available. A word to the wise: The store’s glass door doesn’t have a handle. So avoid our silly mistake, and push the door to head right in and claim your toast.
26, Sajik-ro 9-gil
|Opening hours:||11am–9pm, Closed Sun.|
|Transport:||Gyeongbokgung Station(Line 3), exit 1.|
|Price:||Toast 3,000 won, Drinks 2,500–6,000 won.|