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The Pancake Epidemic

Restaurants, Cafés Sinsa-dong
3 out of 5 stars
The Pancake Epidemic

Originally from LA, The Pancake Epidemic is special in many ways. First of all, their focus isn’t breakfast, as the name may suggest, but on being the only place in Korea that serves Stumptown Coffee, one of America’s best coffee roasters. Secondly, The Pancake Epidemic didn’t actually even start out as a cafe—it was initially a gathering for advertising creatives who would get together to have conversations over Stumptown coffee. Now Seoulites can have their creative conversations over Stumptown coffee, too, whether its espresso, cold brew, pour over or French press. You can also buy Stumptown beans and cold brew coffee, which make unique gifts (we especially love the cold brew bottle design). Their recent collaboration with Korean street fashion culture brand Kasina lends a hip flair to the cafe, and since they recently began serving pancakes, you really have no excuse to not enjoy a little breakfast and pretend, for just a little bit, that you’re in LA.


Venue name: The Pancake Epidemic
Address: 42, Apgujeong-ro 46-gil
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am–10pm
Transport: Apgujeongrodeo Station (Bundang Line), exit 5
Price: Drinks from 4,000 won
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