If you walk one strange Korean alleyway, you can find a random coffee shop, a fried chicken restaurant, and maybe karaoke. Well, you can find any of these businesses around your corner. South Korea alone has more fried chicken to-go shops than Mcdonald's in the entire world. So what I am trying to say is we are obsessed with coffee and fried chicken.
None of these cafes is the same even though there are so many cafes. They are all unique, trendy, and spotless.
If you want to feel the coffee shop trend, you have to go to Seoul. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is making this very hard. However, there are some unique and photo-perfect cafes around Osan AB & Camp Humphreys area. Then, let's discuss what is available around our area.
Twosome Place: River Tower Branch
Twosome Place is one of the famous Korean Cafe franchises. The location we want to share is unique. This one is about 30mins away from Osan Air Base and just 5-10mins from Camp Humphreys.
Drinks and dessert are the same as other Twosome locations. While you are enjoying your drink, you can experience the beautiful river view from the 2nd floor. This cafe is a 360-degree open view round in shape. In front of this cafe are a long bike trail and beautiful river view hiking. Therefore, you can stop by while you are riding a bicycle as well. However, the evening hours are stunning since the whole tower will light up. If you want to try a unique 360-degree view, please visit this coffee shop.
This coffee shop is located 2mins drive past by Koaroo Apartment complex. After you park your vehicle and walk toward the café, you will see the magnificent landscape outside the building. When you walk into the café, their dessert pastries will welcome you first. They serve numerous types of coffee & tea along with pastries & cakes. This two-story building has a rooftop as well. If you visit during the fall season, you can take a picture with the famous Pink Muhly grass. If you are looking for a special date spot, this might be the perfect place.
If you are exploring unique cafés in Korea, you should put this one on your list. Yu Yang Chang Go is located in Yesan-si, Chungcheongnamdo Province, so it is about an hour away from Osan AB. This cafe used to be rice storage for the town. So, the owner renovated this old building into a pretty café & bakery. The interior of this building is very modern and chic even though it kept the structure of an old building.
When you walk into the café, you can smell sweet and savory baked goods. A chandelier will make you look up, so you can feel the old building’s framework. People who went there recommend Mont Blanc and garlic bread, so don’t forget to try them. Also, don’t forget that Korean garlic bread is sweet. Seat arrangement is really good for social distance, so you can feel a little bit of privacy while you are sitting there. When you go outside, you can see a big rice paddy field.
If you have no plan to go on vacation this weekend, why don’t you take a small adventure to Yesan and visit this café?
PS. Visit Suduk-Sa Temple nearby this café. Sudeoksa is a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism and this place is more than a thousand years old.
This picture-perfect café is located near Buraksan. If you walk into this small café, you will find out everywhere in this café is photo zones. Even though you are not a big fan of taking pictures, you might change your mind when you see the detail of the café’s interior. They bake dessert on-site, so you can try fresh bakery goods after a long hike from Buraksan. Don’t forget to ask for their signature drink and dessert. You won’t fail if you try the barista’s recommendation. If you want to explore a beautiful café, visit Café 4 Moon today.
Hanok café is very popular in South Korea. My last café recommendation is one of the most famous Hanok cafés in Korea and it is located 45mins driving distance away from Osan Airbase.
Poongsae Coffee is 150years old, and the building received cultural architecture award. The way to go to the café is a bit complicated, but you won’t regret coming there once you arrive. The café itself is small, but a large outdoor terrace & garden area will make you feel like you are in a peaceful forest. Since this café has a large outdoor space, you can bring your pet as well.
If you don’t have any plans for this weekend, why don’t you visit this café and enjoy a peaceful afternoon?
PS. Unfortunately, kids under 8 years old are not allowed to visit this place. This place displays many pottery and antique goods, so please make sure DO NOT bring your kids to this adventure.
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