Gangnam Grandpa Bakery

We love cafe-hopping – the food, aesthetics, and comfortable experience. But if there’s one thing that’s not ideal, it’s the prices of the food and drinks that tend to be on the higher end and can put a strain on our wallets. However, Gangnam Grandpa Bakery manages to provide an aesthetic space, sick views, and delicious sweet treats that are affordable too. 

Delicious desserts priced affordably 

Gangnam Grandpa Bakery - variety of pastries and desserts
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The first time you lay eyes on the breads and pastries at Gangnam Grandpa Bakery, it won’t strike you that these offerings are any different from those that you get at your usual cafe spots. But, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything selling for more than KRW7,000 (~USD4.90) each, excluding their signature bread gift set. 

Gangnam Grandpa Bakery - variety of pastries and desserts
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Despite the low prices, the pastries don’t skimp on quality and you can easily find some decadent pastries and desserts here too. 

Gangnam Grandpa Bakery - coffee and desserts
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Fruit-lovers will want to try the Cinnamon Pie (KRW2,500, ~USD1.75) and Strawberry Jam Pie (KRW2,500, ~USD1.75). You cal also get Egg Tarts for KRW1,500 (~USD1) each.

Gangnam Grandpa Bakery - Grapefruit Ade
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Gangnam Grandpa Bakery also has wallet-friendly drinks that go well with their pastries and breads. Try their Grapefruit Ade (KRW6,500, ~USD4.60) or go for the reliable Iced Americano (KRW4500, ~USD3.10).  

Signature Gangnam Grandpa date palm bread

Gangnam Grandpa Bakery - date palm bread
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Gangnam Grandpa Bakery’s signature bread is definitely their Date Palm Bread. These bite-sized treats make for both a great snack and gift to your friends and family. 

Date palms come with many health benefits, such as helping to improve fatigue recovery and metabolism. It’s also really sweet but contains less calories than sugar, making it a diet-friendly sugar substitute for baking.

Gangnam Grandpa Bakery - date palm bread
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Gangnam Grandpa’s Date Palm bread uses a date palm concentrate that makes it 7 times sweeter than a single date palm. They also use coconut flour and no additives in the making of this bread.

Gangnam Grandpa Bakery - date palm bread
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The Date Palm Breads are sold in boxes of 10 for KRW5,000 (~USD3.50) or 35 for KRW15,000 (~USD10.50)Each individual bread is wrapped in its own plastic packaging, so you can snack on them at your own pace without having to worry about finishing them all at one go.

Bleacher seats and observatory 

Gangnam Grandpa Bakery - coffee and desserts
Image credit: @hwani_hwany via Instagram 

Gangnam Grandpa Bakery understands that a good view can make or break a cafe experience, which is why their entire third floor is designed as an observatory for patrons to enjoy views of the West Sea.

Gangnam Grandpa Bakery - seats on the observatory floor
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Floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows allow the sunlight to stream in. And with lounge chairs and seats facing the sea, Gangnam Grandpa Bakery offers you an outdoor relaxation experience in indoor comfort.

Gangnam Grandpa Bakery - seats on the observatory floor
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Towards the back of the observatory floor are bleacher seats that also face the sea. With power outlets and seating cushions, the bleacher seats give you different vantage points from which to enjoy the sea view.

Gangnam Grandpa Bakery - cafe with natural sunlight
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In case the third floor is full when you visit, you can grab a seat on the second floor, which also has great access to the sea views. 

Getting to Gangnam Grandpa Bakery

The next time you find yourself in Oido with a craving for cafe food, give Gangnam Grandpa Bakery a visit. With wallet-friendly prices and beautiful natural views, this will be a cafe experience you won’t want to miss out on.

How to get there:

  • Take the subway to Oido station at the end of Seoul Line 4, or the Suin-bundang line.
  • From Oido Station, take bus 30-2 for 19 stops.
  • Get off the bus at the Oido Jungang-ro entrance bus stop.
  • Walk back the way the bus came and turn left at the junction.
  • Continue along that road and turn left. Gangnam Grandpa Bakery is on your left.

Address: 149-1 Oido-ro, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 10am-10pm | Fri-Sun 10am-12am
Contact: 0507-1440-8910

For more cafe-hopping experiences in Korea with scenic views, check out Coralani Cafe, 4-storey cafe with beanbags and views of the Busan seaEL16.52, where you can dine in glass domes while admiring the seas. Other unique cafes you can visit also includes 4mooso, which has cartoon character desserts and vintage propsAnata Cafe, a quaint, Japanese-style cafe; and Jangrimpogu, a Busan port that resembles Venice.

Cover image adapted from: @gangnam_baking via Instagram, @gangnam_baking via Instagram, 마미사랑 via Naver

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