Paul&Paulina Croissants baked@Yeouido Branch, Seoul 폴앤폴리나(여의도점)

Being a little way too adventurous, we decided to deviate from the usual visit to Paul and Paulina’s branch in Gwanghwamun, and ventured for another branch for fun.

We went to the branch in Yeouido,폴앤폴리나(여의도점) and boy oh boy…it was not easy to locate! The bakery was not facing the mainroad but located in a shoplot building facing inside, where the carpark lot was.

The shop was tiny, layout looking very similar to our regular Gwanghwamun’s. Greeted by the pungent, buttery aroma from the freshly baked delicious pastries!

Never gets old. Each bite, each crunching sound. Hallelujah!

For the purpose of tourists like us, it’s best to go to the Hongdae or Gwanghwamun branch to avoid any frustrations of failing to locate the bakery.

And yes, there was pretty much nothing exciting to see or do here at Yeouido.

Address:

Paul & Paulina ( Yeouido branch) 폴앤폴리나(여의도점)

37, Yeouido-dong,

Yeongdeungpo-gu,

Seoul, Korea.

Tel: 02-7611966

Opening hours: 12.00 pm – 7.00pm daily

Stylo mylo coffee@Baccanale, Seoul

Our local friends brought us to have an afternoon coffee cuppa and we were told that this cafe apparently was run by a renowned barista known amongst coffee experts at an international level.

Coincidentally, he was in his cafe that afternoon and dressed all suave and stylo. The owner was the wise looking man in white.

As my usual favourite is a hand filtered Ethopian, plain : no sugar no creamer. I ordered a cuppa here. I had the Yirgacheffe before, but wanted to test the skills of the barista.

Presentation: 150%

Flavour: fruity, floral, citrusy tea-like. Coffee was not really hot. Quite enjoyable with the scones served along for our afternoon tea chatting session.

Thing is the cuppa volume was really small hah. For the price tag of RM60!

While it was a good cuppa, I’d rather buy a pack of beans home and make 10 cuppas..much less skilled, but least it won’t hurt me pocket.

I could not locate the full address online but glad I took the photo of the cafe’s name card. The location was not easy either. The cafe was a standalone, hidden behind tiny path on a hilly area and not at the main roads or central districts.

The overall coffee experience of this place was really good. Good coffee. Too expensive in my opinion yes, but those who enjoy being surrounded by earthy, woody, cottage feel, sipping a cuppa while eating cheesecakes and scones and chat for hours would love to come here.

I’m guessing that was why on a week working day afternoon, the place was still quite crowded.