[seoul] seochon village to samcheongdong (& everything in between)

it was a lovely day in seoul. warm and breezy. i felt as if staying home would be a betrayal to the nice weather so me and my cousins headed out for a café tour. normally we would’ve opted for samcheongdong but this time, we took a slight detour and decided to check out what seochon village has got to offer.

“seochon” literally translated as “western village” is like a place where past meets present. though they preserved some of its traditional feels i feel as if it’s been compromised – as many tourist attractions are expected to be.

but we somehow ended up at samcheongdong at the end of the day… tell me about law of attraction.

so here is how my day went…


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i think i can say this was the tiniest restaurant i’ve ever been to. i felt like a giant in a doll house.

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even the garden made me feel strange…

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but they say don’t judge a restaurant by its size… whoever said that, was totally right in this case. to my surprise this place had one of the best italians i’ve tried in seoul.

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veggie piño pasta.

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hot seafood rice.

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rucola pizza. oh yessss…

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but finding the place can be a hunt. keep your eyes open for this alley right here to find gomjo!

so after our satisfying meal, we just walked along the street checking out different cafés, restaurants, museums and shops.

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the village isn’t too big but there are lots of eateries in this tiny street. after the short sight seeing, we were aimlessly walking towards gyeongbok palace when we were near dehydration hence the spontaneous entrance to the next place!


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this hanok (korea’s traditional architecture style) cafe, i’ve passed by many times but only got to try it on this day.

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hi minions, furbies and kitties…

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to be frank, all we needed was some hydration and a place to rest our feet. so yup, it served the purpose.

then, we walked again. passed the palace. still walking aimlessly of course. when we decided hey! this is so close to samcheongdong and since chriselle just uploaded a photo on instagram saying she was in that area, why don’t we drop by? totally a fan girl moment it was.

nope, we didn’t get to meet her but instead tried this new and another hanok styled café. this time for some desserts.

3. DAL

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plain waffle.

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red bean bingsu.

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the waffles were uber delicious. the shaved ice was extremely refreshing.

it was a day of lonnnng walks and random café drop bys but i loved it. check out seochon village, if you haven’t. nothing too exciting i’d say but there are lots of eateries to try out if brunch at samcheongdong isn’t your cup of tea.


9 thoughts on “[seoul] seochon village to samcheongdong (& everything in between)

  1. I love cafes that have little tiny things that make you feel taller. Maybe it’s because I’m short and enjoy feeling big :) Your pictures look really stunning SIB. I would love for my photos to turn out that way.


    1. Aww thank you Jenny! I’m also short and I guess that applies for me too hehehe :P Thanks for dropping by! You have a really interesting blog! xx


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