Café Haru (Hongdae)

Two days after visiting Segafredo Espresso, the river was still frozen, and it was still cold, but I decided to visit Hongdae. In 10 months, I had only been there three times before, since it took so long to get there from Yongin (this was before the Sinbundang Line opened). I met up with a friend, and she decided to introduce me to a place she liked, Café Haru. This was a cool independent shop, even if quiet, and we caught up there. Unfortunately for this blog, because of that catching up, I don’t have much to say about it or my visit there. I had fun hanging out with my friend, but the café didn’t catch my attention. But you can see below that they did focus on single-origin coffees and did their own roasting. So for 2011, they were a bit ahead of the trends.

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Café Haru in Hongdae
Café Haru in Hongdae
Café Haru in Hongdae
Café Haru in Hongdae

Unfortunately, street views of maps shows that Café Haru has disappeared.

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Here’s a link to a Google Map to find Café Haru.

And here’s a link to a Naver Map and a Naver Map page about Café Haru.

Address:  서울특별시 마포구 독막로9길 8

Korean name:  하루

Final verdict:  **

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