Do you enjoy a good cup of coffee and art? Urban Soul Café and Gallery is the place to visit. While teaching English in Korea, a friend of mine that I met here took me to this spot. Since then, I have been regularly visiting the café for the past 3 months now.
My favorite coffee drink, a latte, is always perfectly made every time I visit. The espresso bean is roasted just the right amount and brewed into a steamed cup of milk with a smooth milky froth art on top. It’s great that my latte always tastes great. It’s also great that the art always changes.
The manager and owner Jessica, is an art fanatic herself. She actually graduated from an art institute in San Francisco. Her artistic skills can be seen by the welcoming comfortable interior design of the café. It can also be seen by the art she selects to put up every 2 to 3 weeks. The café has yet to get old for me. It’s always nice to visit and view the new set of art on gallery with a cup of latte.
Another thing on the menu I always enjoy is their ciabatta sandwiches. Sandwiches were a regular diet of mine back in America, but in Korea sanwiches are hard to find. Korea does have Subway and Quizno’s, but nothing beats a real deli or mom and pop sandwich shop. Fortunately, Urban Soul’s ciabatta sandwich does the job. They have 2 to choose from, ham and cheese or bruschetta.
Being hidden behind a busy street, finding your way there might be a bit difficult the first time around. After your first visit though, you’ll be easily going back. The café is located off Hyehwa station, exit 1. The area is popular for their many musical shows. It would be a good idea to catch a show before or after visiting Urban Soul.
Yoon escaped from Los Angeles, California after finding himself hating his job at the bank. Knowing of opportunities to teach English in Korea, he took this chance to take on the excitement of living in a foreign country. Thankfully, Aclipse placed him at a great Chungdahm branch in Jamsil. He is enjoying almost every moment of it and would like to share his experience with you through his blog.