A small standard coffee shop tucked away on a back road. Standing like a beacon of light after wandering around this maze of a neighborhood. Roommate 2 and I occasionally go out to study together, but sometimes we wait too late in the day and then all the cafes we try to visit are full…… Continue reading Stan Coffee
Despite the name, there are no cats in this book cafe. Just a quiet place to sit and read/study/think in the area between Hongdae & Sinchon. Peter Cat is pretty small and it does get kinda crowded. But if you can find a table, it’s a really nice space for studying! Even when all the…… Continue reading Peter Cat | 피터팻북카페
Forever ago I visited this place and just realized I never posted about it! Which reminded me I should go back, as it’s an excellent little spot to study after class. Found on one of the many streets of Sinchon, this is one of those places you have to look up for… but the surrounding…… Continue reading 설레임커피 | Seolleim Coffee
I think 젊은의 행진 translates to something like Youth’s March, and the romanization would be Jeolmeuneui Haengjin? Anyway, it’s easy to find and they have all kinds of 전 (jeon; Korean savory pancake-type things), as well as other common alcohol accompaniments. And of course, alcohol. This is a place you go to drink. It’s easy…… Continue reading 젊은의 행진
I semi-frequently end up here even though it’s not my favorite… I can’t really put my finger on what I dislike, so the good points win out! The prices are decent for what you get, the cakes are yummy, and there are lots of tables for hanging out with friends or study. Cafe DZ is…… Continue reading 카페디지 | Cafe DZ
This place has quite a few locations (all of the ones I’ve seen have been pretty small and nondescript) and they make great dumplings & soups.
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this place, and even having been I don’t know about all they offer. It’s a cafe, there are books, rooms for studying or hosting a meeting or a class, it’s a kind of community hub. I’m a fan.
This is where you can eat the famous Oreo bingsu. You know, the one in the Pyrex measuring cup that is/was all over instagram. They do have other items, like coffee & milkshakes, but the main reason to come here is definitely the giant Oreo bingsu.
Baked goods on the first floor, restaurant on the second floor, a cafe space to chat with friends on the 3rd floor. This is a good spot to meet up or sit alone any time of day. I don’t really think of it as a chain, but there is another location in Myeongdong.
I am usually not really a fan of cafes without windows (i.e. basements) but this is a study cafe and the lack of people-watching distractions just adds to the focused atmosphere.