Sunday morning bakery breakfasts are my favourite kind of breakfast. Bread, cakes, scones and other sweet treats accompanied by a hot coffee and good conversation is a great way to start the end of the weekend, and that’s what I did last weekend when I spent the morning in Yeonnam-dong at Stamp Coffee.
Nestled deep in the back streets of Yeonnam-dong, an ever-popular area for good quality and aesthetically pleasing cafes, Stamp Coffee is one of the growing number of Seoul’s cafe-bakeries serving European style breads, cakes and desserts. Scones, banana bread, lemon cake and meringue cookies galore– they have a solid selection of food to choose from. Some of the flavours are a little more interesting, such as their pumpkin cake, and they also have savoury offerings such as basil scones. However their sweet selection is what stood out to me, offering both fun (Nutella banana bread) and classic (jam and cream scone) flavours.
Game of Scones… Breakfast is coming
Speaking of their scones, I was very impressed! Not only were the scones themselves really well made – not too sweet, not too dry – but they also offered a great selection of flavours. On offer the day that I went were the classic scone with cream and jam, mango and citrus, basil, chocolate, and red bean and butter.
Besides their impressive scone offerings, Stamp Coffee’s bakery table boasts lemon and sweet pumpkin cakes, plain and almond croissants, banana bread served with butter or Nutella, their Instagram famous bichon frise meringue cookies, and other treats. Not on offer on the day that I visited, but something that I’ve seen on their Instagram I’ll be going back to try, is their layered carrot cake. Their drinks list is concise with five types of tea, five non-tea or coffee drinks, and five coffees including their signature Stamp Coffee – a delicious einspänner latte.
The cafe is decorated in the popular Scandinavian style with a twist of 60s/70s retro. White floors and walls combined with wooden furniture, red light fixtures and orange and red posters on the wall create a minimalist-retro feeling, and the pops of green from the real plants dotted throughout the place bring a little modern into the mix. It’s a style I really enjoy, and combined with the large windows letting in the Sunday morning sunshine the whole place felt really chic but cosy at the same time.
Take a walk into the back streets of Yeonnam-dong and you’ll find Stamp Coffee, a chilled café serving quality drinks and delicious cakes, scones and pastries. Perfect for meeting with a friend and enjoying a sweet breakfast, visit here for a quality taste of Europe and an atmosphere to match.
Opening hours: Every day 11:00 – 21:00.
How to get there: Line 2, Gyeongui-Jungang, Airport Railroad, Hongdae station, exit 3.
Address: Yeonnam-dong 240-4, Mapo-gu, Seoul.
Visit their Instagram: @cafe.stamp