I love a cafe that commits to it’s theme 100%. This 4-storey cafe is an experience somewhat akin to Universal Studios. Every corner of this cafe eminates Harry Potter, from the wall of wands to the owl cages to the creepy dementor on the 2nd floor… Each floor has it’s own mini-theme, such as the grand banquette hall, the dormitory or the tavern. The tavern is a bar that’s open in the evenings which we didn’t get the chance to try, but we did have the chance to to have some magical coffee and butterbeer! The drinks were really well-made and while the coffee is fairly average quality for Korea the menu is really imaginative and you can try some really unique drinks here.
We chose to spend most of our time on the dormitory floor because we could have our drinks on one of the beds and it was really fun and casual. At the time it was drizzling rain all day and it made Seoul feel a little alike London~
Also, if you know what your Hogwarts house is it’s time to dress up! There are wizard robes and scarves that you can wear and take pictures in. Both times that I’ve been here the robes were high in demand and you usually to wait a while until they’re free.
The only thing this cafe is missing is Dobby. But I understand that’s not possible hehe
Drinks: 4 / 5
Atmosphere: 5 / 5
Service: 3.5 / 5
Price: 4 / 5
Their facebook: https://m.facebook.com/pages/943-Kings-Cross-Harry-Potter-Cafe/2261607894070870
These raccoons were sooo cute! This cafe is located by Kyungsung University station (경성대역) by exit 5. We had gone to this cafe during the evening, which was right when the raccoons were starting to wake up. And boy were they energetic! We had bought smoothies at first and after we finished them we went inside their play area with some treats and immediately we had their attention. These raccoons seem a little overweight ( I think they get treated a little too much) but they also have a really nice play area with lots of places where they can climb and roam around.
These raccoons acted like excited little kids and treated the blankets that we brought in like toys. Originally the blankets are supposed to help protect your clothes but I found if I moved it around at all I would have a raccoon leaping at it trying to wrestle with it. It was so adorable but I soon found out wearing tights to a place like this is a bad idea, because these raccoons have sharp claws!
The worker there clearly loves animals and she spent a lot of time playing with them and talking about them with us. It was nice to hear about each raccoons’ unique personality 🙂
The drinks are a little pricy (around 6000 – 7000원), but the price includes the entrance fee too so it’s definitely worth it!
Drinks: 3.5 / 5
Atmosphere: 4.5 / 5
Service: 5 / 5
Price: 4 / 5
Their Instagram: racoonamatata_busan
Until next time~ ^^
What seemingly is an ordinary but cute vintage vending machine is actually the door to a cafe!
It’s a really fun vintage atmosphere which is totally opposite to the traditional feeling of the city outside. We got here by exiting the Mangwon station (망원역) and walking a few blocks away from exit 2. The entrance is impossible to miss! Also, usually you’ll see a small crowd of people waiting to pose in front of the door so it can take a while to actually get inside!
The desserts here are amazing. I’ve gone twice and first ordered the orange crepe and then the second time around I ordered the tiramisu cake. The crepes took a long time to make but we really appreciated the care and effort the workers took to make them. You could tell they really cared about the result and it turned out to be unforgettably delicious. It was verrry close tie to my grandma’s special grand mariner orange crepes :). We had different milk tea’s to complement our fancy breakfast’s and they were very high quality and lovely to drink. Although it’s expensive (the crepes are around 10 000원 or more), all of the things I’ve tried here are just as tasty as they look which can be rare to find!
Coffee / Tea: 4 / 5
Atmosphere: 4.5 / 5
Food: 5 / 5
Service: 4.5 / 5
Price: 4 / 5
Until next time~
This will be a section of my blog dedicated to the different cafes of Korea! For the past 5 years or so I’ve become a hopeless coffee addict, and I’ve decided to turn this addiction into a hobby and scour out the best and most unique cafe’s in Korea. Korea as a country has a bit of a coffee addiction as well- cafes are one of the most popular places to go out with friends, go on dates, or to study.
I went to this cafe on December 31, the day after BTS’ V’s birthday. Some of my friends and I have been collecting cup sleeves with the different BTS members on it and it’s become a sort of mission to collect them all. Usually you have to get these cup sleeves the day they’re released because they’re so popular and there’s limited quantities. Because this was the day after Tae’s birthday, it became my ‘mission impossible’ to still find some cup sleeves somewhere.. and this situation luckily ended up bringing me to this cafe. It’s a cute little cafe tucked away in a small alley inside another alley off of a side street. This was one of the only places left that had them, and the cafe staff were kind enough to offer 2 cup sleeves when I ordered one drink!
The cafe is Alice in Wonderland themed, and has a whimsical atmosphere with different art and collections of seemingly random objects that somehow end up tying really well together. For instance there’s a corner totally dedicated to Totoro, then in another corner there’s a small dark room that’s painted completely black and another that’s lined with coffee cups upon coffee cups with different hand-drawn art on them. Whoever drew on these is a really talented artist.
The outside patio is a nice hang out spot and the mirrors alongside it reflect the beautiful decor from inside the cafe. I think this cafe would be best to enjoy during a midsummers evening, because you’d get the change to enjoy the lights and outdoors.
The coffee itself was good too, albeit a bit overpriced. That’s understandable because you’re essentially paying to be inside this cafe and to enjoy your time here. I didn’t try the food, because sadly the selection was a little lacking. They mostly just have tiramisu cakes. They looked delicious, but if you want to eat some real food you will have to go elsewhere.
The staff were incredibly friendly too. That was one of the highlights of my time here. My friend and I had been talking to one of the baristas about BTS, and he had told us that on Tae’s birthday they had given out special photo cards with each drink. We were kind of disappointed to hear that we missed out on this, but about 10 or so minutes later I saw him walking towards us with what appeared to be a pile of napkins. He secretly gave the pile to us and it turns out he hid two photo cards inside them. Definitely from now on I will be coming to this cafe for every other members birthday, and I recommend doing that to whoever enjoys collecting these cup holders too. 🙂
Now time for cafe 👏 review 👏:
Coffee: 3.5 / 5
Atmosphere: 4 /5
Food: ? / 5
Service: 5 / 5
Price: 3 / 5
Until the next coffee~