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so right before leaving Korea, I went to one of the most amazing (and hip) cafe I’ve ever been to. unlike many other cafes’ that’s only pretty and ONLY instagram worthy, this place is a little different because not only is it great for instagram, it has one of the most delectable cakes in Seoul — baked FRESH.

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I have actually blogged about this “place” before. it was my favourite steak house before and my heart ripped a little when I knew they closed down. little did I know, it became my favourite cafe now. well, the only drawback was their (very) loud music and uncomfortable chairs. I guess it’s a great marketing tactic to make customers come and go quickly. smart.

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upon entry, you’d see a whole table filled with cakes and scones. and you’d also smell something that’s very great fresh-off-the-oven.

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you can dine in or eat out. and the prices are all around 4,000won. for a big piece. I think it’s quite worth it to be honest. especially when they are so yummy.

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although the cakes served here are are simple cakes you can bake at home, they are baked to perfection.

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the decorations in the cafe was very simple. but such a graceful hanok didn’t require much elaborated deco.

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I had a marble cheesecake at first, but the other cakes looked so good, I just had to order more! I mean, just look at those figs! I would recommend going there on an empty stomach and stuffing yourself with them yummy cakes.

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the lemonade was yummy, but the cheesecake was just.. can I have another piece. or should I say, can I demand more stomach room please. the scone was fresh and yummy too but it wasn’t the best I had so I’d recommend to go for the cakes.

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잘 먹겠습니다!!!

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ah, hanok’s are just so beautiful <3.

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what I loved about this place was the roof. even from before. I love how they had natural sunlight in the middle of the roof.

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I mean, it provided such great lighting to the whole place!

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but little did I know.. it was retractable!!!

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and the cakes and pastries suddenly looked even more delicious than before. haha.

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like really.

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if you are there, please have a piece of this figs and banana cake for me!

VERDICT: I absolutely adored the interior and them yummy cakes. especially that retractable roof! only drawback was the loud music and uncomfortable chairs. and the uhm, slightly expensive drinks. but drinks are mostly around that price in Bukchon so no complains. cakes were super fresh as the ovens never stopped working in their open kitchen. it’s really crowded and there are many girls too so brace yourself before going there.

Layered ($)
2-3, Bukchon-ro 2 gil, Bukchon-gu, Seoul
11AM – 12AM (weekdays)
12PM – 12AM (Saturdays)
12PM – 11PM (Sundays)

Jamie’s Rating:
taste ☆☆☆☆.5
atmosphere ☆☆☆☆
originality ☆☆☆☆☆
service ☆☆☆☆
hygiene ☆☆☆☆☆
value for money ☆☆☆☆

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