Jeju pastry with the volume turned to 11

An important note on Jeju’s updated bus system and this blog post

From August 2017, Jeju Island implemented a new city and intercity bus system. It increased the number of buses in service, while simplifying the routes, fees and numbering system.

Consequently, the contents of this previously published blog post may have changed. We therefore would kindly request that you consult this page for new bus maps in English on,  and this page on our blog for a chart of the old and new bus route numbers.

If you read Korean, then the province’s official bus system website is a useful and up-to-date resource. We hope you’ll enjoy your travels on Jeju Island!

20161213_111459_hdrLike an old married couple, a hot beverage and a piece of pastry can really complement one another. In fact, if one is particularly good, then it can even make up for deficiencies in the latter.

As I’m sure many of you are coffee and pastry aficionados, this might not come as a surprise. But I was pleasantly reminded of this fact during a recent visit to the pâtisserie Ma Marron just outside of Jeju City.

It stands out as one of the best places on the island to enjoy an extraordinary authenticity and freshness in baking.

We chose the strawberry éclair and green tea cake from an array of pastries and cakes that day.

(We made sure to arrive right as it opened at 11 a.m. to have the best selection. They do tend to sell out of things as the day progresses.)

img_0006 img_0040 img_0041The éclair, in particular, excelled in every way: its crispiness, texture, and layers of flavor all came together and turned the up the volume to 11. I’m sure I’ll be back before long to try the other selections.

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20161213_111413_hdrMa Marron is perched along the side of the 1135 Highway which connects Jeju City with Seogwipo. It has a lovely view of Jeju City, and there is also a small garden and sitting area that looks to be perfect for the warmer seasons (we went in December).  img_0033 img_0061dsc02177

Address: 1012 Gwangryeong-ri, Aewol-eup, Jeju City

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Closed Mondays)

How to get there: A taxi from the heart of Jeju City shouldn’t be too expensive (perhaps in the 5,000 to 7,000 won range). By bus, there are a number of options. From the Intercity Bus Terminal in Jeju City, you can take buses 750-1, 750-3 or 750-4 and get off at the Gwangryeong-ri bus stop. It’s about a 25-minute bus ride and then another 10 minutes on foot to Ma Marron.



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