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Korean Cafe Culture: 3 Cafes by Gangnam Station Worth Visiting

Posted on Thu, Apr 12, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Cafes, cafes everywhere. Huge chains. Themed paradises. Underground gems. One never needs to look too far to find a place to enjoy a cup of coffee and a cute, delicious array of desserts. It is truly one of the charms of Korean culture. Cafes are places to study, work, catch up with friends, or get to know a new love interest. In the mornings, cafes offer a peaceful environment to work, study or wake up with a strong brew. The atmosphere completely changes once it hits around 5PM, and everyone is meeting friends and lovers after work or school. All cafes become packed. One must first find a seat, reserve it, then order. Employees tone down their establishment’s lights and change their playlist for proper socializing.

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Tags: Gangnam Style, coffee in Korea, Gangnam, coffee shop, coffee, Cafes, Gangnam Station, culture

Embrace the Cafe Culture while Teaching in Korea

Posted on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 @ 10:56 AM

            I would argue a lot of South Koreans work hard to cultivate a certain image of sophistication and trendiness.  That suave aura that many Koreans strive for is achieved not only through their impressive sense of style, but also in their choice of hangout spots. For Koreans who fancy themselves classy and urbane, the idea of a café resonates quite strongly and has a powerful appeal in this country. I don’t know if Koreans want to seem Westernized or maybe just really just love hanging out in cozy environments, but there is no doubt that this country is a land of cafes, and the rapid spread of café culture has led to some interesting variations that offer a whole lot more than just coffee.

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Tags: Games, Teach English in Korea, Teach Abroad, Teach in Asia, coffee in Korea, pets in Korea, Cafes

Korea & Its Cafes: Animal Edition

Posted on Mon, May 12, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Cafe culture in Korea is taken seriously -- cafes are on every corner in my neighborhood. In addition to your run of the mill coffee shops, cafes with specific themes abound. I've posted previously about my visits to a board game cafe and the Mustoy cafe, but I have to admit, when I came to Korea, I was the most excited about the availability of a cafe theme I hadn't encountered before: animals.

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Tags: tourist spots in Korea, things to do before leaving korea, coffee in Korea, cafes in Korea, Cafe, Activities to do in Korea, tourist attractions, coffee shop, coffee, cat, dog cafes in korea, doggy cafe, Dr Fish, Cafes

5 Things I Love about Cafe Bene in Korea

Posted on Fri, May 24, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

I’ve been in Korea close to 12 months already.  Over the past 11 months, I’ve come to appreciate many of what Korea has to offer to foreigners like myself who choose to live and teach in Korea for a year or more.  Personally, I think that the year I’ve been in Korea was well spent.  Although I’ve spent much of my time alone, I feel that I’ve come to know myself much better as a result.  Korea offers foreigners the chance to explore Asian culture, a comfortable lifestyle, a decent income and a welcoming attitude.  What more could you ask for?  One of my favorite places to go during my downtime, Cafe Bene.  Here’s why.

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Tags: coffee in Korea, cafes in Korea, coffee shop, Relaxing in Korea

An English teacher in Korea spends a day on Garosugil

Posted on Tue, May 15, 2012 @ 10:18 AM

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Tags: Korean culture, teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, coffee in Korea, shopping in Korea, eating out in Korea, garosugil

Urban Soul Cafe & Gallery

Posted on Fri, May 04, 2012 @ 10:37 AM

        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.

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Tags: eating in Korea, drink in Korea, coffee in Korea, eating out in Korea, cafes in Korea, art gallery in korea

Finding Coffee When Teaching in South Korea

Posted on Tue, May 01, 2012 @ 11:11 AM

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Tags: Korean culture, eating in Korea, ex-pat life in Korea, living in Korea, coffee in Korea, eating out in Korea

5 Previously Held Misconceptions About Teaching in Korea

Posted on Thu, Jan 19, 2012 @ 10:59 AM

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Tags: teaching in Korea, misconceptions about Korea, English in Korea, winter in Korea, coffee in Korea, learning Korean

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