Cafe Nell (Jukjeon)

Now here’s a place a little closer to home. My friendly neighborhood café, to be precise! (after 2010’s Liesgen Haus and before 2013’s Risio Coffee). In our fluid back-and-forth chronology, were are now in early 2011, when I moved to Jukjeon-dong. As I mentioned that I was happy about, the Jukjeon café street was about a 20 minute walk away. But even closer to home, which was a block away from the border with Seongnam / Bundang, there was a small selection of cafés too. Much as I loved the café street, sometimes I wanted something quickly, or a change of scenery. Fortunately, the coffee gods complied, and provided me with a pleasant place to go to in a pinch. Let me introduce to you the tiny but charming Cafe Nell.

Continue reading Cafe Nell (Jukjeon)

Coffee Market (Kondae)

Now we’re getting to the good stuff. The heart of the matter. As the market is the beating heart of any city, a coffee market is the heart of any aspiring CaféSeaSeo. Okay, wait, maybe it isn’t that deep inside me. But a placed called the Coffee Market has certainly found its way into my heart. Let’s start at the story of how I found it.

Continue reading Coffee Market (Kondae)

Korean coffee songs!

♦ Silence and tranquility

♦ Chatting, chattering, and conversations

♦ Musical harmony or cacophony

What sounds do you prefer as you visit a café to spend a few hours studying, relaxing, or visiting with your friends? If you are in a city or area with a high density of cafés, such as Seoul and Gyeonggi-do, it’s easy to walk a few meters away and find a new café if the one you walk into hurts your ears with its annoying playlist or its silence. Eventually, you’ll find a place where your ears are happy and your mind can relax with your caffeinated drink. Of course, that caffeinated drink might make you hyper instead, but that’s another story.

Continue reading Korean coffee songs!