Sheep Cafe in Hongdae

A unique cafe experience in Hongdae, Seoul. The cafe, Thanks Nature Cafe, has two happy and live sheep hanging out just outside the cafe. You can feed the sheep, have some coffee and snacks next to them, pet them, etc. The owner of the sheep is often in the cafe – you can see him working on his laptop in one of the photos above. He’s very hipster and friendly :)

Europe in Samcheongdong

A lovely cafe called “Slow Garden Coffee and Waffle” in Samcheongdong, Seoul (above).

Samcheongdong is the cafe and boutique filled area next to the presidential Blue House. There is a lot of security in this area but it is a peaceful and relaxing place to enjoy a Sunday afternoon. Many of the cafes and boutiques here are European inspired. Seoulites will usually say that Garosugil is a lot like the Europe of Seoul, but I feel that Samcheongdong is too. The cafes in particular boasts a vintage look and feel while serving modern foods. Much of the shopping and signage in Samcheongdong is artsy and crafty – most of which is managed and created by local designers and artists.

Storefronts will often display a sort of chic-Euro-Seoul eclectic mix – vintage looking bicycles, scooters, lots of greenery, ceramics, etc.

The residential part of Samcheongdong is mostly older homes – traditional Korean styles similar to the Bukchon area. Mix this with the eclectic modern neighborhood eateries and shops and you have one unique Seoul town.