Happy President’s Day weekend! Since it’s the start of a long weekend, we decided to forgo our normal weekend pancake making ritual, and opted to try a new brunch spot. Even though my favorite spot is still The Beastro in Hongdae, there are days that we wish there were brunch spots closer to home. Recently some friends let us know about a restaurant from Gangnam that opened a second location in Itaewon, Gobble n’ Go. I’m not really sure what’s up with the name as turkeys gobble and chickens cluck, but we’re in Korea, so I’ll go with it. They serve a mix of breakfast foods, omelettes, french toast, pancakes and such all day and then they offer some other interesting options like a chili smoke, burger, salad, pasta and more.
Gobble n’ Go – Itaewon Branch (고블앤고 이태원점)
12 Itaewon-ro 19-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 용산구 이태원로19길12)
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Thursday: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM, Friday – Saturday: 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM, Sunday: Closed
When you see the little pacman-like logo, you are there!
The inside of the restaurant is very cute and quirky and there is a good amount of seating. We were super excited to see there were plenty of open seats when they opened at 10:30 AM.
Here’s the menu, not crazy extensive, but plenty of options to choose from. We opted for the Potbelly Omelet (Scott loves him some pesto!) and the Sunday Morning Aloha Burger (kinda think this is funny too, since they are closed on Sunday), a friend of ours tried the Tex-Mex Cream Shrimp Omelet.
Here’s my Sunday Morning Aloha Burger (₩16,000) that is topped with 3 cheeses (cheddar, mozzarella, swiss), mushrooms, grilled pineapple, tomato, avocado, an egg, and bacon. There was no way though that you could put everything together and eat this like a “normal” burger so I had to eat it open faced. I liked that the fries had some parmesan and herbs on it.
The Potbelly Omelet (₩16,500) was very tasty as well, filled with vegetables, potatoes, ham, sausage, cheese, basil, and grilled tomato with just a hint of pesto and topped with a balsamic glaze.
I had a bite of the Tex-mex Cream Shrimp Omelet too and it was really yummy as well; good sauce, nice sized shrimp and lotsa mushrooms.
Everything was piping hot and very tasty and portions were good; prices aren’t the lowest, but for quality food, I’ll take it! I guess it’s safe to say that we found a good brunch alternative. The 10:30 AM opening time is great, as a lot of places don’t open till 11:00 and the restaurant didn’t pick up until around noon. We will be back again and maybe we’ll see you there!