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Cafe ‘Black Motive’ near Sadang Station, Seoul

If you venture into the alley behind Exit 10 of Sadang Station, you’ll find a variety of restaurants and cafes. This area, often called the ‘Sadang Station Food Alley,’ is known for its cost-effective eateries.

Furthermore, if you explore a bit further, you’ll come across a market. Around Sadang Station, you can also discover restaurants and cafes with excellent value in the Gwanak Market.

“Cafe in the Sadang Station Food Alley, Black Motive”

Black Motive is a cafe nestled in the Sadang Station Food Alley. It operates with a clean atmosphere, portraying a tranquil neighborhood cafe. True to its name, the interior is adorned in black and white, leaving a striking impression.

“Serving Unique Menu Items”

While Black Motive primarily serves coffee, they also offer a variety of teas and distinctive beverages with intriguing names.

During my visit, after finishing lunch and in need of a pick-me-up, I decided to try an unusual drink called ‘Energy Juice.’ Unfortunately, it didn’t quite align with my personal taste preferences.

“Reasonably Priced Cafe”

The most affordable menu items, like an Americano or Espresso, are priced at 3,200 KRW per cup. Compared to well-known franchise cafes like Starbucks, Black Motive offers beverages at relatively lower prices.

“A Quiet Space for a Brief Respite”

Black Motive is essentially a neighborhood cafe. While not particularly large in scale, it provides a cozy atmosphere. It’s a great place to meet a friend in the neighborhood and spend some leisurely time. When you’re looking for an alternative to the usual franchise cafes like Starbucks, or find their prices a bit steep, this local cafe is a welcoming option.

“Sadang Station Cafe: Black Motive Sadang Station Branch”

  • Address: 1st Floor, 48 Dongjak-daero 7-gil, New Han Building, Dongjak-gu, Seoul (Postal Code) 07015
  • Phone Number: 02-6085-0405
  • Operating Hours: (Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat) 10:30 AM – 11:00 PM, (Tue) 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM, (Sun) 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Website: https://bmotiv.modoo.at