Another weekend, another brunch cafe~! The Hongdae/Yeonnam area is full of well-known cafes, but this one always came up when I was searching for brunch spots and seemed to be a favorite.
One Bite is located a short walk from Hongdae Station, in a lovely building that’s pretty easy to find.
When the weather’s warmer, this courtyard area is probably great!
There are 3 floors to this building: One Bite on the 1st floor, event space Studio Garden on the 2nd, and catering/styling/cooking class service JNParty in the basement.
Since this is a popular place, you should check to see if there’s an open table before ordering at the counter~
The menu has some variety and dishes that aren’t offered at all the other brunch cafes!
We got a table up on the 2nd floor (there’s seating up there when no parties are happening) and while it was a nice atmosphere, it was also very chilly.
We ordered downstairs and were told our food would take about 20 min, so our drinks came out first: mint mocha for me & an Americano for Boyfriend.
Not everywhere does mint mochas, so I appreciate the places that do. This one was pretty standard.
I love mac & cheese, so we had to try the Mac & Cheese Roll. We also ordered the Original French Toast because this was brunch.
The French toast was soft and gooey, which isn’t everyone’s style, and tasted delicious! They must use good bread. It comes with syrup & jam, and is topped with caramelized bananas & some toasted oat bits. I’m not usually a banana person but these added a nice flavor to the French toast.
The mac and cheese was good, but I didn’t love it as much as I wanted to. It had some peppers (jalapeno?), bacon bits, and a hotdog/sausage, but I wish there was more cheese sauce. The tortilla also seemed unnecessary… I know it’s a “roll” but I think a side baguette would’ve been better. Boyfriend wasn’t that into the tortilla thing either and thought the French Toast was the better choice. The side salad (w/ a citrus dressing) & french fries were great, though! I’d definitely eat this dish again, just maybe not order it.
One Bite is a good spot when you want to treat yourself or enjoy brunch with friends. Maybe there’s a calmer atmosphere if you come during the week or at non-peak times, but on weekends you can probably expect lots of other people.
- Hours: 9am – 11pm
- Contact: 02-735-0263 | Instagram
- Location: 204-29 Donggyo-dong Mapo-gu | 서울 마포구 동교동 204-29