Go to Midopa Coffee House like V from BTS

One thing that K-pop and K-drama fans may not realize is that a lot of movies and music videos aren’t shot on sets. They’re shot on location at restaurants, hotels and cafes. The same goes for photo albums which is why my eyebrows shot up when I got V’s Layover album. Don’t get me wrong, I’m absolutely in love with the music. But the photocards … Continue reading Go to Midopa Coffee House like V from BTS

Godzilla Cafe in Korea: Cafe Ookii ( 카페 오오키이)

Over the years, especially throughout childhood, I found myself collecting all sorts of things from Beanie Babies and Disney figurines to McDonalds toys and Pogs (remember Pogs?). I’ve had a lot of collections, many of which still reside in boxes at my parents house, but none of them quite compare to Bae Tae Hyun’s Godzilla collection. Bae started collecting Godzilla figures back in 2014 after … Continue reading Godzilla Cafe in Korea: Cafe Ookii ( 카페 오오키이)

Jinhae Cafe: A Civic Center Coffee (어씨빅센터커피)

Any time I go anywhere, I always look for unique cafes in the area to check out. So, on our way to the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, we decided to drop by cafe I had scouted out on Instagram, A Civic Center Coffee or ACCC. The cafe is located on top of a small hill and is completely surrounded by cherry blossom trees. Inside, the … Continue reading Jinhae Cafe: A Civic Center Coffee (어씨빅센터커피)

Picture Yourself @ Social Club Seoul (소셜클럽서울)

There is something very rewarding about finding pretty places on Instagram and then actually going to those places. While I do come across many of the cafes I blog about by chance, there are those that call to me from the alluring images on Instagram. Social Club Seoul was just such a place. I was at the gym looking at food pics on Instagram (like … Continue reading Picture Yourself @ Social Club Seoul (소셜클럽서울)

Hanok Tea & Coffee Shop: Cafe LN (카페 루덴로켄)

One of my favorite things to when I’m in Samcheong-dong (삼청동) is have tea in a traditional Korean house, aka a hanok. Actually, there are quite a few hidden spots down the quiet alleyways away from the hustle and bustle of Seoul’s fast paced life. Some are modern style coffee shops wrapped in the traditional exterior of a hanok, while others preserve the charm of traditional … Continue reading Hanok Tea & Coffee Shop: Cafe LN (카페 루덴로켄)

Return to Mr. Holmes

When Mr. Holmes Bakehouse first introduced it’s magical cruffins to Seoul, I was instantly hooked. All that flakey, buttery, sugared goodness… who could resist? I was particularly enchanted with their pillow soft brioche doughnuts. Don’t even get me started on their various cream fillings. Needless to say it was love at first bite, but sadly one cannot live off of cruffins alone. It has been … Continue reading Return to Mr. Holmes

Korea Road Trip Day 3: Ocean Lattes, Fish Markets & Lighthouses

Day 3 of our trip started early and with purpose. The rest of our trip had been a mis-mash of what we wanted to do and what we had time to do. Our first day was marred by traffic and our second by a late start but it was day 3. We’d learned from our mistakes and the first thing we did was wake up … Continue reading Korea Road Trip Day 3: Ocean Lattes, Fish Markets & Lighthouses

Cuddle Time @ Meerkat Friends (미어캣프랜즈)

Asia is quite famous for its unique cafes, particularly when it comes to the animal variety. I love animals, so I never miss an opportunity to mingle with them up close and personal. I’ve been to several dog, cat and raccoon cafes in Korea. I’ve even been to an owl cafe in Japan! I thought I had seen it all, but I recently came across a … Continue reading Cuddle Time @ Meerkat Friends (미어캣프랜즈)

Vintage Desserts @ Decoa Balim (데코아발림) **2ND LOCATION**

Decoa Balim has been one of my favorite cafes for quite a few years now, so I was thrilled to hear that they were going to open a second location. The new cafe is only about a minute away from the original, which is perfect actually. There have been so many times (particularly on the weekends) when I had to go to a different cafe because … Continue reading Vintage Desserts @ Decoa Balim (데코아발림) **2ND LOCATION**

Homemade Eclairs @ In. D. Alley (인디앨리)

An eclair isn’t a dessert I frequently crave or even think about for that matter. I guess it takes the right kind of place to make you want something you’ve never wanted before. In. D. Alley is that kind of place for me. When In. D. Alley first opened its doors their primary focus was on choux and eclairs. They were crispy or soft, always … Continue reading Homemade Eclairs @ In. D. Alley (인디앨리)