Busan Bites: Cafes, Food and More in Haeridan-gil

Haeridan-gil is one of the latest cafe street areas to receive ample buzz following the runaway success of Jeonpo Cafe Street earlier this decade.

More than 50,000 posts related to Haeridan-gil can be found on Instagram, which means there are plenty of opinions on what’s recommended! For reference, try the hashtag #해리단길 (Haeridan-gil). Besides coffee, Haeridan-gil has many restaurants for ban-ban curry (a popular option for getting half, ban, orders of two different varieties), fried tofu and rice balls, grilled sushi, Italian food, ramen, pizza, and more.

There is also a wide variety of dessert options including cakes, doughnuts, cookies, croissants, and more. Business signs are often small and sometimes a little hidden, so remember to be diligent, determined, and curious on your journey!

Moru Pound

Moru Pound specializes in Japanese-style pound cakes. Look for its white building, wooden chairs, and wire lettering on its sign. It’s a small shop, so many people opt for takeout. But, its attic is a cute place for a few visitors to linger over a cup of coffee and a piece of tasty cake. Different pound cake varieties include vanilla, matcha (the Japanese word for green tea), chocolate, chestnut, and more. Come back in spring to check out their limited edition cherry blossom pound cake! A slice costs between 2,000 and 3,000 won. Enjoy one with an order of refreshingly recommended sogeum wooyu (salted milk).

Address: 11, Udong 1-ro 38beon-gil, Haeundae-gu

Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Instagram: @moru_pound

Yellow Spoon

This place offers comforting curry in a Japanese homemade style. Like Moru Pound, Yellow Spoon also opened around the time of Haeridan-gil’s formation a couple of years ago. Yellow Spoon prides itself on serving food that contains no artificial additives. Their most popular dish is ban-ban curry, which includes beef tomato and creamy shrimp curry. Other menu items include stir-fried rice, croquettes, and tonkatsu (pork cutlet).

Address: 51, Udong 2-ro, Haeundae-gu

Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays.

Instagram: @yellow_spoon_haeundae

ho i Kitsune

This restaurant specializes in fried tofu, called yubu in Korean. Ingredients that can be found inside rolled yubu can include avocado, fish roe, burdock root and more. New varieties are presented every day. Enjoy 10 delicious pieces of rolled yubu for 10,000 won, and of course, don’t forget to order a side of udon noodle soup!

Address: 11, Udong 1-ro 38beon-gil, Haeundae-gu

Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (break time is from 3 to 4 p.m.). Closed Mondays.

Instagram: @ho_kitsune

Hara Neko

Located next to Moru Pound, Hara Neko specializes in matcha, the Japanese-style green tea. Menu items include milk drinks, avocado drinks, madeleine-style cookies, and more. Their small store lets in a lot of sunlight and there are many cute little cat props adorning many corners.

Address: 11, Udong 1-ro 38beon-gil, Haeundae-gu

Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays.

Instagram: @haraneko_shop

Noe Bakery

Yellow Spoon might have the color in its name, but Noe Bakery has it in its soul. Come here for its yellow exterior and yellow bowls, stay for its delicious doughnuts, scones, cookies, and more. While everything is yummy, be sure to check out their red velvet doughnut, which includes a healthy dollop of cream cheese on top. Most doughnuts are available at Noe Bakery cost between 3,000 and 4,000 won.

Address: 25, Udong 1-ro 20beonga-gil, Haeundae-gu

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Instagram: @noe_bakery

Lake Coffee Bar

This establishment has a dark emerald-colored exterior that is most pleasing to the eye. It is fairly large compared to many other businesses in the Haeridan-gil area. Flat brown coffee is a popular menu item here, which is served at this fine business with a stylish sheet of sugar that can be dropped and allowed to melt into the rich coffee.

Address: 12, Udong 1-ro 38beon-gil, Haeundae-gu

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays.

Instagram: @lake_coffeebar


This coffee shop is located right behind the closed Haeundae train station. Their selections are simple but effective. Terrine, a cake with a mousse-like consistency that can be made sweet or savory, include matcha and chocolate. A simple cup of coffee would make a lovely accompaniment.

Address: 27-31, Udong 1-ro 20beonga-gil, Haeundae-gu

Hours: Noon to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.

Instagram: @o.coffee_

Feather Croissanterie

This French-style bakery is located opposite Hara Neko. Feather Croissanterie’s products stay true to its name, with treats that are crispy and light. Croissants are their main fare, but they also offer dessert breads, ham and cheese breads, cinnamon buns, and more. This is a takeout only establishment.

Address: 1, Udong 1-ro 38beon-gil, Haeundae-gu

Hours: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday

Instagram: @feather_croissanterie

SomYi SomYi

This business specializes in lovingly-crafted cakes that are made with high-quality ingredients such as milk whipped cream, fine chocolates, French butter, and more. Popular menu items include chocolate mousse, carrot cake, and a delightful Earl Grey tart. Children are not permitted inside SomYi SomYi.

Address: 37, Udong 1-ro 20beon-gil, Haeundae-gu

Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily. Closed Thursdays.

Information: “somyisomyi” on Kakaotalk

Dynamic Busan Staffhttp://dynamic.busan.go.kr/Main.bs
Dynamic Busan is the official news magazine of the city of Busan.

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