Just the name, Lord Sandwich, will intrigue you. Why such a honorific for such a basic meal? Bite into one and you will want more… I did!
At first I was attracted by the architecture, the cubic concrete structure and glass windows. When you step inside, you are greeted by a tiny deli-style counter for ordering and a bakery corner. Once upstairs, it is more chic with European monarchs’ portraits on the walls and classical music. During the warmer months, there is a nice outdoor space in the back to relax in the shade. I like the minimalist aesthetic, which reminds me of restaurants I liked back in Geneva and it’s perfect when I need my western food fix.
From the decor to the food, I really like going there with some friends for lunch. It is a bit on the pricier side, around 18,000~15,000 won for a nice meal, but it’s full of high quality ingredients and tummy satisfaction! My favorites are the Rucola pizza and the Jifoo sandwich, filled with delicious mushrooms… The ciabata bread is really good, the veggies plentiful, and the filling savory. The bread and croissants at the entrance are pretty yummy too.
Vegan note: if you get a salad or a vegetarian sandwich ask them not to add cream cheese.
Tel: 02 363 4554
120-160 Seoul, Seodaemun-gu, Daeshin-dong. map
Right next to the Korean Language Institute at Yonsei University and behind the Ewha University campus. Get there before 1pm to avoid the lunch rush of students and professors.