Today I’m super excited to blog about one of my favorite bakeries in Seoul: May Bell Bakery (오월의 종)! It’s not new or anything– in fact, it’s been around for a while, but I’m excited to blog about it none the less. It is already really popular and much-loved in the Hannamdong neighborhood, and for good reason: they make seriously good bread.
To be honest, May Bell Bakery has a special place in my heart because the owner and head-baker helped me out a lot for the Window Bakery Collection. He played a big role in me having the opportunity to be a part of it in the first place. :) I loved the bakery before for its amazing bread, but now I know that behind this successful bakery is a generous, genuinely kind human being, which makes it that much more awesome.
Directions to May Bell Bakery
There are two locations, both in the Itaewon area. The smaller shop is right along the main road though so it’s easier to find, but there is no seating. The larger main branch is a little more of a walk, but worth the visit.
Small street-side shop: Itaewon station, line 6, exit 2. Come out the exit and walk straaaaiiight, about 10 minutes. Pass the IP Boutique hotel and High Street Market on your left, and May Bell Bakery will be on your left a few buildings further. Open 11am, closed on Sundays. (naver map here.)
Address: 서울특별시 용산구 한남동 737-2 백목빌딩 1층 2호
Main Branch: To get to the main May Bell branch, turn left into the first alleyway after the small shop. Walk about 5 minutes. May Bell will be on your right on the corner (looks like a house). 서울특별시 용산구 한남동 745-11