Location: Timeworld Galleria (Daejeon)
How To Get There: Get to City Hall Station and walk out of Exit 3. Walk down the street for about 10 minutes until you reach Timeworld Galleria. Butterfingers Express is located on the 11th floor food court of the department store.
I thought I would be more excited when Butterfingers opened up in Daejeon… but for some reason, I have not tried it until now. I think part of the novelty was that I had to travel to Seoul to eat good breakfast food. This express location is located on the 11th floor food court of the Timeworld Galleria department store. It’s a spacious and grand looking food court with attendants waiting to clear tables and bring you napkins. The food court also houses several other great restaurants such as Vatos Express and Locos.
Because this is an express location, the menu was much more limited than what was usually offered at the full restaurant locations. They have the basics such as pancakes and the more popular combos. My favorite combo was missing from this menu though: corned beef hash combo. Another thing I noticed was that the prices were much higher. Not MUCH higher, but higher than what I would normally pay at Butterfingers. This was a bit disappointing since I think franchises should have the same pricing across the board. I bit my tongue and ordered the split decision combo since I had been craving breakfast food for awhile now.
My bill came out to be 22,800won. I opted for take-out since I knew for sure I did not want to sit in a food court full of children on a Saturday afternoon. The staff packaged the food really well. The breakfast meats, eggs, and potatoes came in one container. The french toast and pancakes were in a separate container. I was also given another bag that contained utensils, butter, and syrup.
The food was OKAY. Breakfast food is breakfast food. It tastes extra delicious in Korea because it’s something that’s not readily available. I probably would’ve enjoyed the food more if I ate it at the restaurant with friends. Comparing it to the split decision plate from the Gangnam location, it was exactly the same. If you eat at the restaurant, you can have unlimited syrup and ketchup. When eating at home, the ambience is different.
Overall, I think it’s cool that Butterfingers has an express location in Daejeon. There are other brunch spots in town, but this one stays true to the American breakfast food culture. The wait for food wasn’t as long as well. My giant plate food only took about 15 minutes to be ready. I would come here again if someone wanted to go for brunch. But, in all honesty, I much prefer dining in a full restaurant in Seoul.