Osan’s Heavenly Bread has something for everyone on its expansive menu
By MATTHEW KEELER | Stars and Stripes | Published: October 8, 2020
Heavenly Bread, a cozy restaurant nestled on the outskirts of a popular entertainment and shopping district in Osan, South Korea, could be your little ray of sunshine on a cloudy day.
Simply strolling by, it’s easy to shrug this location off as just another ma and pa bagel and coffee shop. It has an outside appearance and the name to fit the bill.
Step inside, however, and find not only an assortment of fresh pastries, but a five-page menu ready to satisfy at any time of day.
Breakfast options are available until 2 p.m., and include three combos with a variety of bacon, eggs, ham or sausage, each with hash browns, toast and choice of black coffee or orange juice for 12,900 won, about $11. Omelets and Belgian waffles with fruit toppings are additional options starting at 10,000 won.
The English menu expands quite considerably for lunch and dinner entrees. Heavenly Bread offers soups, salads, pastas, pizzas, risottos and fried rice, all at respectable prices.
The 12,000-won chicken risotto came out of the kitchen hot and fresh — so hot, in fact, the top layer of melted cheese was still bubbling. Beneath it lay chopped tomatoes, onions, green peppers, and a dab of sauce mixed in with the chicken and rice. The winning element of this dish was clearly the melted mozzarella and cheddar cheese layer.
As with other rice and pasta meals, these can fill you up fairly quickly. This dish was no exception, and could probably have been shared with a friend. Consider bringing one, especially if you want to try one of their 10 pizzas ranging from 11,000 won to 16,000 won.
The restaurant interior is very homey, sort of like a cottage at your favorite lake. Heavenly Bread is not shy about using the air conditioner on hot, humid summer days. It makes for a great choice to get out, stretch your legs and share a beverage with a friend in person or on social media over the provided Wi-Fi.
For 4,800 won, the vanilla latte was a creamy treat. Although ordered hot, it arrived at my table warm and ready to sip right away without the worry of the burning sensation.
Heavenly Bread provides a delicious comfort for your belly and the cozy setting to help when you need a timeout.
If you want to take a little bit of this comfort home with you, be sure to browse their selection of mousse, pound cakes, and other pastries each priced around 4,500 won.
Location: 320-16 Sinjang-dong, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, or GPS 37.081874, 127.052141
Directions: In the Songtan entertainment district, within walking distance of Osan Air Base’s main gate.
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday-Sunday; Closed the second and fourth Monday of every month.
Prices: Entrees range from 9,000-18,000 won; Coffee and lattes range from 3,000-6,000 won.