Nestled on the back streets of Gwangalli, about a five minute walk from the beach, Street27 Bistro
brings a taste of Europe to Busan.
Owned and operated by Kijeong Oh and her husband Michael, they’ve imported all the furniture and decorations from London making a visit to their cafe about as cosy as sitting in your English mother’s living room.
Its decorative, yet unassuming atmosphere is perfect for a relaxing meeting or date and the large, open front windows provide a nice quiet ambiance away from the loud, crowded beach area.
The cafe provides a taste of home for those pining for European delicacies and takes its name from the street number that it resides on.
What to expect on the menu
The cafe serves up a variety of dishes with a revolving menu, from small tapas offerings like gambas and Pulpo a la Gallega as well as all day breakfast platters which include omelettes, pancakes, panini sandwiches and a selection of pastas which change regularly.
A wide selection of well-priced European wines and beers for those who wish to imbibe during an afternoon or evening visit are also on offer, as are house wines for those looking for a cheeky afternoon drink.
For those looking for a British-style afternoon tea, Street27 offers a wide selection of teas from around the world, and the set includes homemade sandwiches and pastries for 40,000 won. Optional champagne is available as well.
One must not visit however, without delving into the variety of fresh, homemade pastries.
While her specialty is homemade biscuits, Kijeong, who honed her skills at La Fondation Le Cordon Bleu in London, has become well-known in the area for her patisseries which are to die for and are somewhat of a rare treat in Busan.
The desserts do change regularly, but each time we’ve visited there has been apple and blueberry crumbles on offer that are a definite must as well as a variety of cakes, short bread and cookies.
Special Events and Offerings
The cafe has recently begun their English breakfast menu, which is served daily and offers a traditional breakfast consisting of sausage, bacon, fried eggs, grilled tomatoes and baked beans for 15,000 won which comes with coffee.
They’ve also recently opened the back deck, which provides a private picnic table area for 6-10 people secluded from the inside and are looking for some intimacy.
Future plans are in the works for proper British Sunday roast dinners — more details will be announced through Haps when the events will be scheduled.
Reservations for events and gatherings for up to 30 people are also available.
Getting there: From Hands Coffee, go up the road until the first side street behind Passcucci. Turn left. Walk about 20 meters until the first side street on the right. Go straight about 50 meters and it is on the right at Millak 27 Street.