Saturday, August 24, 2013

Pyeongtaek Cat Cafe

Forgive me, as I went to this cafe a while a go, but forgot to post a review about it.

Pyeongtaek Cat Cafe

Close to AK plaza this little place with furry creatures is a little cuddly hideaway.
The cafe doesn't open till 1300, but their sign says 1200. Its on the third floor, there is an entrance on the street next to the big LG store.

Wall climbing contraptions are there to entertain the cats. One thing is you can not pick up any cats. 

You can buy food to feed the cats. Be warned: they will go crazy, and you will have to fend them off.

This is a view from sitting by the windows. If you don't mind cats around the prepping area of drinks than this cafe will be ok. But, if you are a germ a fobe, then I would not recommend this place.

We had cats come up to us, and sniff our drinks. They were just curious, and wanted attention.

This photo was taken while feeding. See what I mean about all of them coming out.

A midget cat, was so cute!

There are plenty of games to play, while you sit and enjoy your drink and play with cats.

The drinks were pretty good, although they were not high quality, but really good.

Look at all the cats! Feeding time.

They had 2 kittens who were dressed in outfits, and came out to play.

Here is the huge climbing structure in the room.

This was my favourite cat. He was huge, almost leopard like in size.

Overall the place was great, but there were 2 things that made me uneasy at a place that serves food.
1. The owner gave the cats meds out in the open near where the drinks were made. 
2. One of the cats, had a sneezing fit and started releasing a snot thing out of its nose. 


facing away from AK plaza, travel down the pinkie finger of the right hand. You will see the BIG LG store across the street. The cafe is right next to it, on the little street. You will have to cross the main street to get there. 


5 out of 10 coffee beans. 
Drinks were good, cats were fun.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Coffee House (Closed)

 KOREAN Coffee & Drink house

I have been wanting to try this place out for a while so today we did. We had gone to a coffee house that was closed, so we decided to venture here. Its super close to AK plaza so it made it nice to quickly get there. 

Prints of paintings on the way upstairs. Although some were well known, some were a little crude.

This is the entrance to the place. I am not sure what Cesco members are.

The atmosphere was nice, kind of African meets middle eastern. 
The spaces were huge and could fit a large group. 
Overall the place was clean, and welcoming. 
One draw back, no bathroom.

This was the view from our cubby of the front counter.

This shows the contrasting fabrics and decor. Hm... the jury is still out for me.

This was the view of the street out the window.

Ordered iced cappuccino and ended up with a iced mocha. 
It tasted like chocolate milk, which I did not like. I prefer to see the layers of ingredient's, but I think she stirred it all up. I am a purest and do not like chocolate mixed in my coffee. To me, (for whatever its worth) it tasted like a drink from a powdered mix. Yuck! Not impressed with the quality of beverage. 
The server was great, and super nice. We pushed the service button to summon her when we were ready, and since we were the only ones in the place, it was super fast service.

The 3rd line down is an iced cappuccino.
(according to i-translate)

As you can see no English on the menu at all.

Overall experience.
I would not say this is my favourite place by any means, but if you want an experience this might be a good place. If you can translate the menu it will be better too.

rating: 5 out of 10 coffee beans. 

Standing away from AK plaza, walk down the middle finger street, and its the second place on the left on the 2nd floor. Its super easy to find. 

I would love to hear your experience of the place. 

Coffee Bean

Tucked away in the heart of the city on a side street lies a little shop called Coffee Bean. 
Actually its (bean) in Hangul.  The shop is cute, and a typical coffee place, only having about 10 chairs. Most of their business is take out so chairs are not really needed. 
We came in and the lady, not sure if she's the owner, was super nice and spoke a little English. 
We ordered Iced Cappuccino's and a new version of honey bread. 
After we had gone to the previous place, (the coffee house with no name) this was a welcome relief with really amazing Coffee. The honey bread although was different than any other we have tried, was terrible. It was round, ( like a bread bowl) and cut and corn syrup poured inside it. (TERRIBLE). I only had a piece that wasn't filled with the syrup. So unfortunately we left it on the table. So felt so terrible because the lady was so nice, but both Dan and I could not finish it. 

The Coffee on the other hand was amazing, bold and crisp. You could see the layers (which I like) and could distinguish what was what. The foam on top was think and lush. Great bold refreshing taste.

Thinking about going to coffee houses, how do we share the Love of Christ with those we come in contact with, in another language. Hm... 
As I travel around from place to place, I am struck with the fact that where ever I go, I am instructed to go and make disciples. How do I do this with one visit? or two? 

Overall, I would give it a 7 out of 10 coffee beans. 
From Baskin Robins( 20 bus pickup), and 63th Africa Coffee, after 63th Africa Coffee, make a left down that street. You will come to a t intersection, make a right. It will be straight ahead on the left. 
Happy Coffee Housing! 

This is a cute decorative box.

This was the sleeve on Dan's hot coffee.

Iced Cappuccino

Our Honey bread experience.

The Yellow is the corn syrup. BLAH!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

readers view on 63th Africa Coffee

Here are some photos from a reader that went to this coffee house. Looks amazing, Oreo shake, and I think a caramel macchiato.

Remember to send me your photos and experiences and I will share them. Only with permission of course. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

what is dutch coffee????

I tried to figure out what exactly is Dutch coffee. this is what I find on ebay. Hope this helps. 
Basically cold brew instead of hot brew. It produces a nice full body cup of coffee.

Coffee Bay

Coffee Bay

Today we went to a place on the opposite side of AK plaza. Normally we head out the doors and the right down the escalator, but today we went left. 

Who knew there was another side of AK. I didn't even think there was another side so I was super super super excited to venture out there. Vanessa told us she liked this side better because it was quiet. 

This place was a typical quick coffee place, but was good. The iced cappuccino I had wasn't anything to write home about, but it tasted good on this 100 degree day. 

Dan had a iced mocha, and Vanessa had a berry slush thing. We all shared a honey bread. 
(We ordered a garlic butter bread, but got the regular one)
 I wouldn't say this is in the same caliber of Jung Jung Wan coffee, or 63th Africa coffee( yes I spelled that correctly), but was good for a quick pick me up.


Go on the back side escalator and you will see it on the left. Its in the back circle courtyard. 
(Bus 20 drops off in front of AK, take escalator up and then down the back and you will see it)

rating: 5 out of 10 beans

These are 3 flavours on ice. 

These are the flavours of the bread. Note you will see English on the side of the Hangul.

A friend told me about a Honey Latte they had that they loved. So I will try it soon.