The residents of Seorae Maeul fell in love with this friendly neighborhood bakery, and word of its quality soon spread, drawing fans from around the city. Open the antique door of Lee Boulanger (that’s not a typo, “Lee” is the owner’s last name) and you’ll immediately be welcomed by the warm, yeasty smell of baking bread. Take a peek into the open kitchen to steal a look at their bread-making, surrounded by large sacks of French flour. You’ll have to come early to have your pick of bread as they make a limited amount every day. In addition to the classic baguette, made exclusively with said French flour, Lee Boulanger offers pastries slightly off the beaten track: Bostock, a twice-baked brioche with almond cream; creamy and crunchy canelé; pain de mie, essentially a French sandwich loaf; and the samchon-bbang, a Lee Boulanger creation that resembles brioche with carrot and egg. Lee Boulanger serves coffee by Coffee Libre, the renowned Yeonnam roastery. Once you’ve made your purchases, head upstairs to check out the sweets at Ceci Cela Factory (their “Dosan Park carrot cake” is all the rage) and settle down at one of the tables to relax and nibble away.
|Venue name:||Lee Boulanger Bakery|
46, Bangbae-ro 42-gil
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sun 10am–8pm. Closed Sun.|
|Transport:||Naebang Station (Line 7), exit 7|
|Price:||Pastries from 2,000 won|