On Sunday, I had the pleasure to experience Bagel MTL in Hongdae. When my friend, Moonjung, said she wanted to try the place, I was sold when I saw bagels and was excited when I started to see the pictures of their food. The restaurant has been open less than six months, but I see this place lasting for years to come.
The interior of the place was very comfortable and inviting. Even their bathroom was nice! I wish I had gotten pictures of the place, but everything was done by the three people who opened the restaurant and work there. One of the guys working there was very helpful with helping us decide what to eat, because all of their options looked amazing. I settled on the chicken salsa and Moon settled on the spicy tomato bake with egg.
If you can’t tell from my face, I was extremely excited. Every bite was an experience and delight ran through me every time. I don’t know if they noticed my dancing or me praising the heavens while I was eating. I even tried what Moon was eating and it was heavenly. Just thinking about it now has me wanting to take the three hour train ride back to Seoul and find my way back to Yeonnam-dong. Needless to say, we finished every last bite.
R.I.P. food. The best I ever had.
For anyone that is in Hongdae and is wanting to find an amazing place to eat or is just looking for Montreal style bagels, I highly HIGHLY recommend this place. They also do different specials throughout the month and you don’t want to miss those if you are in the area!
If you would like to go there, this is the address: 서울특별시 마포구 서울시 마포구 연남동 223-21. They are closed on Tuesdays, so keep that in mind. They also do take out! But, once you walk inside, I think that you wouldn’t want to leave. If you would like to see all of their food options or just want to make yourself hungry, check out their instagram and follow them: @BagelMTL. Thanks for reading and until next time!
*Update: Bagel MTL is now closed*