Tartine Too: Weekend Brunch

CONTRIBUTED BY AMY HICKERSON

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If there is one thing my mother drilled into my head as I was growing up, it was “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” I don’t think a day went by until I left home that she didn’t cook me breakfast, and even to this day, when I go home to visit, she will make a big breakfast if I request one. So, as a mom now, I find myself making hot breakfast daily, but on weekends I love to have a break and go out for breakfast.

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Enter Tartine Too, a fabulous little place in Itaewon that serves weekend breakfast from 9:00am – 2:30pm. You probably already have heard of Tartine, the bakery. Tartine Too is in the same alley as Tartine, just across the alley.

 

Their hours and menu are displayed outside.

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Inside the restaurant there is definitely a café feel. It is cozy and comfortable. (Don’t let the fact that it is empty in my picture deter you….this was right at 9am, and if you’ve been here for a while, you know that most people aren’t out and about in Korea until at least 10am.)

There are 7 platter choices, but all of the menu items are available a la carte as well. In fact, my son chose his breakfast combo, but everything came in a set of 2 that he wanted, so we ended up just ordering one of each thing for him which was considerably less expensive and a more appropriate portion for him.

His combo: 1 French toast, 1 brat, and 1 egg. How cute is the little syrup pitcher?!

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I chose the eggs, bacon, hash browns, and biscuit combo. It was all so delicious! The bacon and the biscuit were the best I’ve ever had!

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My husband got the eggs benedict platter and said it was amazing.

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On the way out we were drooling at the pie selection, and we did end up getting a few to go! We were too full to have “breakfast dessert” so we indulged in the pies for dinner dessert later that night.

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I definitely recommend Tartine Too as a great place to get a delicious breakfast, especially if you are looking for something American style. It is a bit on the pricey side, but in my opinion, well worth it. We don’t go often, but it’s a nice treat once in a while!


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Hours:

Brunch is only served on Saturdays and Sunday, 9:30 to 2:30

The pie cafe is open daily from 10am to 10:30pm

Phone: 82 2-462-9001

Website: http://www.tartine.co.kr/shop/main/index.php

Address: 119-15 Itaewon-dong | Yongsan-guSeoulSouth Korea

GPS Coordinates: 37.5346584, 126.99278750000008

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