Baton / Monoha / Comfort Seoul / TRVR / Tutti Hannam
On a gorgeous day in the fall. As a farewell to my company, Sujin and I decided to go out to the Yongsan area. We met at Yongsan Station's Exit 1 and went to a popular brunch cafe Batong.
I noticed that Sujin had looked up more than ten brunch eateries, and because this one allowed online reservations, I immediately booked a table there.
Address : 33 Hangang-daero 15-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Operation Hours : Monday-Sunday : 10:00 - 18:00
Although it was midday on a weekday, the store was so crowded that I couldn't snap pictures of the interior.
We ordered a Baton club sandwich (which appears to be the main menu) for 15,000 won; Soup of the Day for 8,000 won; and a Popover pancake for 18,900 won. For today's soup, we ordered tomato between sweet pumpkin and tomato.
Today's soup 8,000 / Baton club sandwich 15,000
The sandwich was served in two halves. The bread that came with the soup was crispy and delicious, and the soup itself was excellent.
Popover Pancake 18,900
It looked like a pancake I'd never seen before, yet the first bite convinced me I'd had it before. Incredibly delicious, the hamong's salty flavor pairs wonderfully with the sweet and fluffy pancake.
Parking tip :
I overheard a customer asking about parking; however, parking in front of the store puts you at risk of being reported for unlawful parking and penalized, so I would advise using a public parking lot instead.
2. Cafe TRVR
Address : 45 Hoenamu-ro 44ga-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Operation Hours : Monday-Sunday : 09:00 - 20:30
Because the nearby cafe was so crowded, we decided to take a taxi to a place I was familiar with after seeing at DAYTRIP.
"LIFE NEEDS COFFEE" -Cafe TRVR-
Even though the cafe was dark, it was a pleasant spot to stop for a bit due to the calm and cozy ambiance.
A lovely window lets in natural light and provides a warm atmosphere in the Itaewon area.
Surely they must be selling something, though I have no idea what.
While there was plenty of gear and decorations, there was a lack of seating.
The store even added more ice to the coffee I didn't finish and gave me in a to-go cup. I also could see the boss of this cafe who is married to model Jang Yoon-ju.
It appeared to be a busy cafe with regulars, I need a cafe like this one to be located near my place so I can come here daily.
3. Comfort Seoul
Address : 358-144 Huam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Operation Hours : Tuesday-Sunday : 11:00 - 20:00
"Comfort Seoul" is a complex cultural space, where cafes, exhibitions, and editorial shops are gathered. There is an incredible variety of products available. One piece of advice is to go there after you get your paycheck.
Because I was concentrating so hard on getting a great shot of the structure, I spilled coffee all over my clothes (white sneakers and sky-blue trousers). If I'm still smiling, it may be because I'm enjoying my freedom from the company.
Clothes with a label called “Kijun” caught my eye, and I wished to fill my closet with them.
Plenty of adorable decorations and hat accessories.
Keychains and dolls with adorable designs. Sorry, Sujin, I don't have the money right now to buy it, but hopefully, I will soon!
There was plenty to see at this editorial shop.
I found an ongoing exhibition on the upper floor.
An audience participation exhibition <Raw-Drawing> was in progress. So I grabbed a pen and went right in.
You can see why you need to come soon. No more blank walls remain to write
We’d already been to the cafe today, so we skipped coffee!
The open scenery was very welcoming. If only the fine dust wasn't so irritating,...
4. Monoha hannam
Address : 36 Dokseodang-ro, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Operation Hours : Tuesday-Sunday : 11:00 - 19:30
The next stop was an art gallery and editorial shop in Hannam-dong. All of my favorite styles are there, neatly arranged by color.
Even the plates are works of art.
The walls were covered with paintings, giving the impression of a gallery.
The ceramics are lovely as well.
It was a very quiet environment, but everything seemed to be full of sincerity.
Sunlight made the space more attractive.
5. Tutti Hannam
Address : 27 Daesagwan-ro 24-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Operation Hours : Monday - Friday : 09:00 - 21:00, Saturday : 10:00 - 20:00 (Sunday closed)
We had to wait because it was a weekday during the day and the cafe wasn't particularly large.
It took me 5 minutes of waiting, but I finally got a beautiful window seat.
We'd already had our fill of coffee for the day, so we got a Petit orange and some sweets to share.
Cute poodle and bichon sitting next to me on the couch.
From Yongsan to Hannam-dong, I ended up walking far more than I should have. I got so exhausted that I could hardly make it home.
Writer : dpfls2989
Special thanks to dpfls2989
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