[Travel in March / April 2017]
Every Korea trip needs a MCM visit because I LOVE MCM :) We actually visited it after the Café Dior by Pierre Hermé and we were so full too.
Trying out many different bags, and I think I got some self-control somehow just because I thought I shldn’t be since I already spent the budget on my 3 weeks trip this time LOL. We were looking at bags and my cousin decided to get one as her birthday gift. The SA was really nice and patience. I remembered the one 4 years ago was so bad that they doesn’t even allow us to go to other floor to check out the bags -.- Well, I still visit the one at Apgujeong Rodeo often (or Sinsa’s). Oh did I mentioned, I received a tote bag from MCM too? She gave 2 and each of us got 1 each, so nice please!!!
SA told us if we want to visit their cafe, and I was still thinking if we have capacity to drink… but eventually, we gave in because, I really want to take a look at it haha.
It’s quite a simple yet very arty kind of setup with vibrant colours too. As mentioned the SA really very nice, they asked if we want coffee, and brew a cup for us that comes with cookies too. Did i told you, this is a complimentary? We thought, we need to pay for the coffee! haha. And, they even took polaroid for us too. So much love from MCM seriously! I actually appreciate every single help from Korea because, personally, I really think they are really nice and helpful in general.
#Exit 3, and just walk straight :)
You will definitely spot them, and yes you reached too :)
MCM Haus @ Apgujeong Rodeo
Address: 청담동 78-12강남구서울 , 서울 , South Korea
Nearest Subway: Apgujeong Rodeo Station Exit 3
[!!!] Updated by 30 July: Good Night & Good Luck is planned to open in Changseong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul by mid-August.
[!!!] Updated by 27 July: Cafe located at Sinsa will be closed by 30 July.
[Travelled in December 2015]
I happened to see this a few times on instagram and have been wanting to visit it. Finally, managed to squeeze it to my impromptu December 2015 trip :) Garosu-gil, a famous street with the most trendy designered items with many lifestyle cafes too. I have blogged a few previously, and this you shouldnt missed it if you are a great fan of cheesecake! :)
The Direction! :)
굿나잇앤굿럭 Good Night & Good Luck Cafe
Address in Korean: 서울특별시 강남구 논현로161길 41 1층 굿나잇 앤 굿럭
Address in English: Gangnam-gu Nonhyun-ro 161-gil 41 Seoul, Korea
Operating Hours: 12:00 to 22:00 Daily
Contact Number: (070) 4220-2014
Subway Station: Sinsa Station Exit 8
[Travel in March 2013 – December 2015]
[!!! • Updated on 20 February 2016] Cube Entertainment have shifted to Seongsu, Cube cafe is currently located at the level 1 of their new office building. Note that, the cafe now is currently renovating! :)
Every trip I will pay a visit to Cube Cafe, first their drinks are pretty not bad, and its a great place for a rest before heading to my favourite restaurant – Gaepan (which I will shortly share this place). And, of cos, it will be even awesome to see BEAST here too. If not, having a drink will be equally good and awesome :)
#a large poster of the current artist promoting – at that point of time is Hyunseung from BEAST :)
#cube is in pretty mint and pink. I quite like the colors!
#more spacious and more seats as compare :)
#new showcase area of their official merchandise and concert merchandise. you can get them here too! :)
After ordering our drinks, we started to tour around the new revamp cafe :) and one of the best thing ever, there’s WIFI here too! :) Pretty good wifi teeheehee… my cousin downloaded a bit of dramas here too hehe!
So, we headed over to the “Showroom Area” :)
#a common practice for the fans to do Rice Support for their idols. They will support their idol via doing donations for the needy – such a great practice that I think it shld widely spread around the world. In short, you doing a good deed! :) And during my May trip, its was 4Minutes – Gayoon’s birthday + BEAST’s Hyunseung solo comeback! :)
Outdoor POP ART decals :)
#during my december trip, Junhyung Birthday banner was up! :)
The FOOD in the cube!
#my cousin and I picked something that is CUBE’s specialities plus something that will be great for summer! The drink from cube now is much bigger, no they doesnt have Black Tea Latte anymore T.T Cheesecake frappe is pretty interesting and tasty, my cousin loves it alot :) – It does cost more now as well, but my cousin think is worth because the cup is so much bigger haha :)
I supposed to blog about the cube cafe when I first visited it in 2013, but I didn’t have the chance? or maybe I was too busy? Maybe I wanted and always love to keep the best last? That why Cube Cafe posting have always been delay. But, since I have already prepared to blog about the cube cafe back then, I thought will be interesting to share here to give everyone a recap how the old cube cafe look like. My cousins love the new cube cafe because its more lively and cheerful. Something very different. I love the new cube cafe color too. mint x pink is nothing but awesome. But, the old cube cafe looks very much like “CUBE” more. But, they removed the handprints from the old cube cafe. And, I missed out Dongwoon’s thought I will be able to take the picture the recent May trip but T.T its all gone!
– Old look of Cube Cafe
#during August 2013.
#during december 2014
#during january 2015 (I got to see Junhyung birthday support + Yoseob birthday support)
#old cube cafe, where its no longer looking like this :)
#cube cafe’s brownie with ice cream – they no longer sell it now.
Remember I mentioned about the handprints? They have all their cube artist handprints there.
CUBE CAFE & STUDIO
Subway: Apgujeong Rodeo Station Exit 3
Walking Route – Exit 3 you will able to see MCM, walk straight till you see the beautiful Dior Building on ur right, that very traffic junction next, turn left and continue to walk straight till you Baskin–Robbins and turned left and continuing walking and you will see CUBE Building on your right, continue walking…. You will see JYP building on your left, turn right and you will reach Cube Cafe
Bus Route – Exit 3, Take the bus 143/362/240/4318 and alight the next stop. Cross the road and walk into the street beside Baskin-Robbins. You will see CUBE Building on your right, continue walking…. You will see JYP building on your left, turn right and you will reach Cube Cafe
To visit any BEAST related cafe, read here
On my last day of my winter trip, despite not wanting to be back so soon… I wished to cover more cafes :) At this point of time, Cin was sharing this cafe – The Street which located very near to Cube Cafe (which I will be visiting after this) that maybe if I have time, I can go for a drink. My last day was pretty much cafes day + searching high and low for Honey Butter Chips! Honestly, I have no idea this cafe is owned by 2PM or JYP or so… because you can’t find much traces of them here except they located pretty near! Nevertheless, artists under JYPE had share this cafe on their SNS, and one of the biggest event was (2PM) Taecyeon Birthday Party was held here too. Well, whether its owned by JYP or 2PM, I thought its a pretty nice place to have a small bite or salad here :)
A cafe is worth visiting not because who owned it, or who endorse it. The most importantly is either the food/drink are nice or the ambience is good and comfy.
#lucky quote. I met BEAST Dongwoon that day at cube after here. Thank you whoever come out with this hehehehehe!
The Street Cafe Bistro Seoul
Address: 청담동 125-18, Seoul, Korea
Hours: Daily 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tel: +82 2-547-8898
Subway: Apgujeong Rodeo Station
Direction: If you know your way to JYP/ Cube, instead of turn left upon Baskin-Robbins, continue to walk straight and you will find the cafe on your left :)
My #3doryinKR trip was pretty long, and as a cafe addict, I need to gather a list of cafes I wish to visit.
And definitely, Hermes Cafe Madang is one of them.
It’s located at the basement of Hermes store, where you can shop at Hermes and have a tea time at their cafe.
Hermès Cafe Madang
Address: 서울 강남구 신사동 630-26 (630-26 Sinsa-dong Gangnam-gu Seoul )
Subway: Apgujeong Exit 3
P.S. Pardon the photos in this entire entry, because it was taken way ago, and not using a better camera. But, I really wanted to share this place! :)