This restaurant is situated at the top of Jongno Tower which is one of the most representative buildings of modern Seoul. It is also called the Samsung Tower because it housed the headquarters of the company. Getting there is easy, it is in the heart of the city' and is visible from several areas around (good to look for if you get lost). By subway, get off at the Jonggak station (lines 1, 3 and 5) exit 3. I went out of curiosity. The prices are comparable to those in the area area, high, which is why I did not try anything. The bathrooms are very strange because like the N Seoul Tower, they also overlook the street with a big glass window. In short, an interesting place to see and a vantage point that we all want to have in big cities such as this one.
When you're tired of the shopping streets of Daegu, maybe you'll be interested in stopping for a break at this little cafe. Aellia Café is in downtown Daegu in the commercial district. It's a small cafe with exquisite decor that blends country and original. You can have a coffee or some juice and eat some of their tasty sandwiches. A place to take a break from shopping. They have a menu in English and Korean.
If you love dramas and like finding new places, you'll love visiting the cafeteria of The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince. One of the most successful dramas in South Korea in recent years. This particular one is not the original cafeteria where it was filmed. It's a copy of another location in Hongdae, in front of the Hello Kitty Cafe. But inside it's almost identical. The beautiful mural of sunflowers is so characteristic and very cozy. The decor makes you want to stay for hours. The menu is quite extensive with various types of coffee, with the names of the characters, drinks and meals.
This fresh fish restaurant is located in a market in Noryangjin Seoul. Highly recommended by LP. The restaurant is on the 1st floor of the market (there are several more throughout the market) I ordered my food. First I had to remove my shoes and sit on the floor at a low table. I decided on a kkotge (mild or hot blue crab soup) that cost 10000W (+ / - 6.50 €) mostly because it was recommended in the guide. But what I did not expect was all that came along with the soup. Some tofu, quail eggs (or at least the same size were very similar), a sort of black bean (which seemed like black olives), some pickled samphire type, a miniensalada, some kimchi, of course, and a grilled fish, I do not know what the fish was but it tasted great and was almost boneless (I don't go so much for fish but it tasted great). Oh, and a bowl of rice, of course xD. All presented wonderfully, I'll definitely come back.
GIOCAT is one of the world's first cat cafes. It is very popular in Japan, but it was started here in Korea. What is it? They are places where there are kittens and you can have a drink with them. It´s that simple and fun. Everything is treated with great respect, cleanliness, affection, ... You have to pay an entry fee, but it includes a beverage. If you visit Hongdae, you can't miss this place. So that you know how to find it, it is not easy to locate streets in Seoul, follow the instructions on the page I have included. Is the Korea Tourism official web page, and it is good quality!
The bakery chain Paris Baguette can be found throughout Korea and is very popular. Bringing a bit of French culture by way of bread and croissants to Koreans and they also serve decent coffee. They also have a few Korean dishes, and it is a good place for breakfast at just 5 € for a coffee and a bun.
One of the things that encouraged me to travel to South Korea was to see the drama Coffee Prince 1st, which I recommend, but it is a bit slow but was made with love and humor. The drama takes place in a cafe. It could possibly be one of many cafes that surprises us the country, but it has a different deocoration, very attractive. I could not help going to visit it personally. Unfortunately, it seemed closed for work or abandoned, which was definitely a pity. But I took pictures of the entrance and the building. It was an exciting visit, having traveled more than 10,000 kms. It is in the district of Hongdae, a neighborhood full of young college students but somewhat away from the busiest area. If you want to see the 1st Coffee Prince cafe on the map, here I leave the link (Korean): http://dmaps.kr/3a68
I found the restaurant Noodle & Donburi by chance when I began to get hungry whilst visiting the royal palaces in Seoul and, on the way back to the subway, the street was full of restaurants of all different types, but many were closed because it was more of a Spanish time to eat than Korean. This place was open, but I was the only customer, and ate at the same time as the staff. It's pretty, for 5 € I got a huge bowl of noodles.