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After taking some time to explore Osaka America-mura, I decided to take a break and enjoy a cup of coffee. After continuous exploration, a brief rest was necessary to recharge and regroup. In Osaka America-mura, I found a cafe that is quite renowned, and it goes by the name of ‘Streamer Coffee Company.’ While it feels like I may have ...

Coffee Factory 103 is one of the prominent cafes you can find in Paju’s Heyri Art Village. Starting as a modest café, it soared to fame with its exceptional coffee, eventually constructing a three-story building, solidifying its status as one of the representative cafes in Heyri. Now, you can also explore Coffee Factory 103 in Seoul, including its Ichon branch. ...

The Gwanghwamun area in Seoul is known for being a densely populated office district, attracting numerous office workers. It’s a place where you can find various restaurants and cafes to meet the demands of these workers. Amidst large franchise cafes like Starbucks and budget-friendly cafe brands like “Paikdabang,” there are also independently owned and uniquely charming cafes. “Small Cafe in ...

In recent times, there’s a domestic coffee brand challenging the dominance of Starbucks. It’s the franchise coffee shop named Banapresso, rapidly expanding, particularly in the heart of Seoul, especially around Gangnam. Banapresso, established in 2018, is a low-cost, large-capacity coffee specialist. Despite being a budget-friendly coffee shop, it has garnered significant popularity due to its resemblance to a regular coffee ...

The area around Sadang Station can be considered a hub of transportation in southern Seoul. Due to this, it’s always bustling with people navigating through congested roads. Naturally, a thriving business district has emerged, featuring clusters of restaurants and various cafes around Sadang Station. Particularly, franchises like Starbucks can be found in three locations near the station, and Tom N ...

In Seoul, on the west side of Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seochon Village, you can find many shops offering unique foods. Especially at “Sejong Village Food Culture Street,” there are numerous restaurants selling various traditional, foreign, and fusion dishes. “Seoul Seochon Village, Hong Kong Bread Thai Coffee” In Seochon Village, at the end of Sejong Village Food Culture Street, you can ...

Gwanghwamun stands out as one of Seoul’s representative office-dense areas, hosting government buildings like the Seoul Metropolitan Government, foreign embassies, and headquarters of various businesses, making it a hub for office workers. With a diverse mix of cafes ranging from familiar names like Starbucks to independently operated smaller cafes and affordable franchise options, the area caters to the preferences of ...

In Japan, you can find a variety of items. Perhaps due to having a larger population than us, it feels like there is a greater variety of general goods and food. While visiting Japanese convenience stores or Don Quijote stores, I encountered unique cola products. One is the Coca-Cola Coffee Edition, and the other is the Kyoto Edition. “Coca-Cola with ...

The Gwanghwamun area stands out as one of Seoul’s prime office-dense locations, home to government offices like the Seoul City Hall, various embassies, and headquarters of major and minor enterprises, making it a hub for office workers. Given the high concentration of office workers, a diverse range of cafes can be found, ranging from the familiar ones like Starbucks to ...

Gwanghwamun area stands out as one of Seoul’s prime office-dense locations, boasting government buildings like the Seoul City Hall, various embassies, and headquarters of both large and small enterprises. The influx of office workers naturally gives rise to a diverse range of cafes, from mainstream ones like Starbucks to independently operated small cafes and budget-friendly franchise cafes. “Seoul Gwanghwamun Mammoth ...

On July 27, 1999, Starbucks landed in South Korea with its first branch in front of Ewha Womans University. Initially, there was controversy due to coffee prices being higher than a meal, but now Starbucks has firmly established its presence in South Korea. Especially within a 1km radius of Gwanghwamun Square, it boasts the highest density of Starbucks stores, surpassing ...

In front of Seoul National University entrance, you can find a variety of cafes. Starbucks, a prominent cafe chain, has three locations alone, and it’s always bustling with people, often making it a challenge to find a seat. Additionally, you can find cafes of different sizes, both franchise and privately owned, in the area. While Gang Coffee may not be ...