— You can rely on a bite of something sweet when stressed, especially during the pandemic, when visits to restaurants and cafes are limited. Small pastry shops all across Seoul may give you the lift you need, or at least a sugar high.
With more culinary talent entering the restaurant industry, the scene is more diverse than ever. The pastry chefs who have honed their skills at big-name restaurants plating sweets for the end of a meal are now venturing out to establish the new dessert scene in Korea. Pastry shops have tended to have many seats for customers to come in and lounge, but newer shops are focusing more on bites than drinks, and many encourage takeout orders instead of providing seating…

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