With the opening of the Hilton Busan in the setting of Ananti Town, we have been spoilt by the influx of cute little cafes, restaurants and lifestyle boutiques, that now sit on the shoreline in Gijang.
During the Chuseok holiday we ventured out for brunch at the newly opened “Overlap – Private Kitchen” who class themselves as a Bistro & French restaurant and are a spin-off from their restaurant of the same name in Seoul, which opened back in 2012.
While the menu may be small, the dishes they do offer are both original (for Busan) and delicious, and exhibit a refined sort of presentation that you would expect in such an establishment. Located in Ananti Town, the bistro offers both indoor and outdoor seating, the latter enjoying uninterrupted views out to sea.
Brunch is served daily from 10.30am and you can choose from a twist on the classic eggs Benedict with smoked salmon (as pictured above), French omelet, soufflé cheese pancakes, or waffles with all the trimmings. Prices for their brunch items range from 18-23,000 won. They also have an all-day menu to include steaks, salads and pastas, as well as a large selection of beverages.
From 3-5pm they offer an afternoon tea where you can choose from crème brûlée, carrot cake or ‘cookie choux’ accompanied by a good selection of coffees, teas, (including traditional options such as Omija, Gukhwa and Uong) as well as beers and soft drinks. Everything is priced (and served) à la carte so you can indulge as much, or as little, as you please.
We really enjoyed Overlap and would definitely go back for brunch (or just a serving of those pancakes!).
They currently only open from 10.30am to 5.00pm daily, focusing mainly on their brunch items. Unlike their restaurant in Seoul, they have yet to introduce a dinner menu for the evenings, but I hope they are successful enough to implement such a concept as I now I’d be first in line to try it out!