There’s a coffee & pizza place just steps away from the dorms, and I went for lunch with a friend last week. That was the first time I ate at this little joint, despite walking by it at least twice a day. The storefront looks like a tiny take-out stand that’s attached to a larger building — the seating area is downstairs on the basement level, so you can’t see it from the street. It doesn’t feel like a basement at all though; large windows/skylights fill the space with natural light. The decor is cutesy and vintage, similar to many of the cafes I’ve frequented here in Seoul.
As I suspected, it was on the pricier side – my pizza was 13,500. But, it had gorgonzola, mozzarella, almonds, and honey on it (I decided to be adventurous). Worth every cent…or 십원, rather (the Korean equivalent of a penny). My friend got the mushroom pizza, which was equally delicious. We traded pieces, of course; that’s the joy of eating with others!
The wonderful thing about our pizzas was how fresh they tasted (as my friend described them). These weren’t your standard artery-clogging, heavy slices of pizza. The crust was light and bread-y (though I would’ve preferred mine a little crispier), the sauce was tasteful, and the cheese was cheesy, not overwhelmingly greasy. In one word, delicious.
Next time I’m craving some oven-baked, cheese-covered, dough-y goodness, I’m definitely passing up Pizza Hut and Mr. Pizza for some Bilbao Pizza. No question about it.