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A few weekends ago we decided to check out the new kid on the block and have brunch at 7 ATE 9. We had already had a really great brunch the day before at Le Brunchic and I have to say that I didn’t think it would be up to the same standard. We perused their brunch time menu and made our selections. I was thrilled that they had a rather extensive cocktail list but no Bloody Mary, although I have been assured that one will be making it on to the menu very soon indeed. It was a glorious sunny day so while we waited for our breakfast we took our mojitos outside and soaked up the sun in their lovely chairs just outside and watched the world go by. Had I had a nice English news paper to read it would have been the perfect Sunday.

I of course had to order the Eggs Benedict (12,000). I have to say they were absolutely smashing. The eggs were perfectly cooked and very tasty. The yolk oozed out when I cut into it. The ham I could have done without but I managed to trade it with my boyfriend for his mushrooms, so I was a happy camper. The rosemary potatoes were well cooked and full of flavour and the strawberry salad was light and fresh. It made me feel as though I was doing my body some good.

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Niall ordered the Breakfast (13,500) The eggs were perfectly fried and came with a nice slice of toast. The bacon was crispy and he was also happy that baked beans were included. It’s just not breakfast if there aren’t any beans! The sauce was the korean standard one you seem to get everywhere but it was well cooked. The star of the show of this plate for me were the mushrooms. The were chestnut, they look a lot like button mushrooms but they have so much more flavour. The only place I ever see them in Korea is Homeplus so I was chuffed to bits when I got to eat these! He also had the same potatoes and strawberry spinach side salad. It was a good meal, and included some important vitamins for any of those of you with hangovers to cure..

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As previously mentioned they have a large range of cocktails, which I shall be very excited to try out, especially since 14 is closing it doors and too many of the other bars around HBC consider a screw driver to be a cocktail. Vodka and orange do not a cocktail make. Lemongrass Martini, and Strawberry mojitos? Yes, yes, yes! The other brunch options on the menu included chilli, omelettes, french toast, salads and a seafood platter.

7 ate 9 is located in Hae Bang Chon at 39-16 Yongsan-dong 2ga, Yongsan-gu,Seoul.  To get there take a train to Noksapyeong station (line 6). Walk straight out of exit 2 for about 200 meters and take the first left and walk straight along the road with all the kimchi pots. Keep going along that street past Phillies and Casablanca, 7ate9 is on the left next to the CU. You can call them on 02-792-0789.

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