Bread Lab (브레드랩) is the place where you can go to to find a selection of homemade bakery in the neighborhood of Yeonnam-dong (연남동). Make your way to the entrance of the bakery on the second floor of the house like structure, which also serves as a home to one of the popular Thai restaurant in the area on the first floor. The vintage vibe of the brown wood aesthetic which covered the walls and ceiling of the room will greets you as soon as you stepped into the main area of the bakery, in addition to a row of fresh baked bread and pastries laid out for you to choose from.
There were a couple of other girls who were contemplating on which bread or pastries they should put on the trays on their hand when I was there. I have to say that Marshellia and I had the same problem too when the time came for us to choose which item we should try. Good thing that they put out signs for their best seller items and we ended up picking the interesting looking Green Tea Danish, which was ranked 3rd according to the displayed sign, to share. After we paid for our danish and our drink, we sat ourselves on a table next to the open door leading to the patio area. The Green Tea Danish was good. Super flaky and not too sweet, just the right amount of green tea and powdered sugar mixed together.
After we’re done with our food, I wandered around the bakery and found out that the place is actually bigger than what it seemed to be from the outside. There is another sitting area next to the room that we were sitting in and their outdoor patio area is actually pretty spacious too. Too bad it was a little hot that day so we opted to stay inside, near the door to avoid the hot sun but close enough to the outside to enjoy the gentle cool breeze that blew once in a while.
In terms of the atmosphere, I think this place might not be comfortable for long hours of study session since I found that the height proportions of the chairs and tables are a little bit awkward and uncomfortable, especially if you have to sit up or do some work on the table for a long period of time. But in terms of hanging out and chatting with friends, I think this place is a pretty nice option for it.
Here’s a video of the place:
Bread Lab • 브레드랩
Address: 서울특별시 마포구 연남동 229-67
Hours: 10:00 - 22:00 Daily