The joint venture of a Le Cordon Bleu chef and Tokyo Bakery patissier, this bakery and café is one of the few places in Garosugil that stays open quite late (with the exception of the 24-hour venues, of course). It opens at 9am, having started preparations early in the morning and continue making breads and pastries throughout the day on-site (the smell and sight of the baking is enough to make you hungrier than you thought, so don't say we didn't warn you). Le Alaska’s breads are leavened using only natural yeast, and are always presented beautifully. Olives are artfully strewn across their olive focaccia, and we're also fans of some of their more unique items like the spinach potato bread and the decadent Oreo-topped brownies. The somewhat dark interior is decorated with French flour sacks and filled with wood and brass fittings, faintly recalling a Parisian corner bistro. It is an excellent place to while the time away chatting with a friend if you don’t mind its somewhat compact seating.
|Venue name:||Le Alaska|
15, Apgujeong-ro 14-gil
|Opening hours:||Daily 9am–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Sinsa Station (Line 3), exit 8, Apgujung Station (Line 3), exit 4|
|Price:||Drinks from 4,500 won, Pastries from 2,000 won|