HELLO KOREA 2022/2023: 2 hours wait – not fated cafes.

[Travel in December 2022 – January 2023]

I have a lengthy list of cafes I’ve been eager to visit, especially since Covid. Although it’s challenging to check off all of them, I’ve made it a goal to try out as many as possible. For my final day of the trip, I typically prefer something more relaxed and straightforward—checking out of the accommodation, indulging in some random shopping, and of course, ending the day with a visit to a cafe.

Our first cafe visit turned out to have a two-hour wait, and it might even be longer! Since we have an evening cab ride to the airport, we’re already feeling pressed for time. It’s currently 3:30 pm.

Our second cafe visit didn’t provide any clarity on waiting times—everyone seems to have just gone ahead and ordered their meals. We’re next in line, but it’s hard to predict how long it will take. You know how Koreans can sit in cafes all day!

So, we decided to return to Pie in the Shop!

The posters make it very yummy!

it’s a slightly quiet day in the basement!


Tried this cheesecake tart this time. I actually prefer Strawberry White Blossom more!


Address: 26 Seongmisan-ro 27-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Operating Hours: 11:30am – 9:00pm
Nearest Subway Station: Hongik University Exit 3
Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pie_intheshop

Overall Rating: 8/10
My Recommendations: Strawberry Latte! I had it twice haha :p I like the Strawberry White Blossom. I actually thought, if I have more time/stomach, I will try their savoury pie as well 🙂

Will I come back? I love the idea of the area is big! Not so stressful to dine with a big group either! 🙂

HELLOSIHUI’S TIPS: Strawberry! 🙂

From Singapore to Incheon Airport
Via Singapore Air – 90,000 Mile + S$87.70 Tax
Singapore Air flight the same period cost S$1665.30

Seoul Accommodation (Sinchon)
Peter Cat Hotel – S$623.25 / S$56.70 per night

Seoul Accommodation (Hongdae)
RYSE, Autograph Collection Seoul by Marriott – SGD 535.20 / S$267.60 per night

Busan Accommodation
Ramada Encore by Wyndham Busan Station – S$319.20 / S$159.60 per night

Airport Transfer 6002 Bus Limousine: 17,000won
Korail (KTX): S$125.50 (2 Way, Seoul – Busan, Busan – Seoul)
Private Transport: Kakao Taxi and payment via Youtrip
Within Seoul & Busan: T-Money

Camera Canon M3, Go Pro 7 Hero, iPhone 14 Pro Max

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