[Gangnam] Visit Cafe in Gangnam – Chunhwadang Tea Room (춘화당)

If this is your first time visiting Seoul, you might want to go to Gangnam because of Psy’s song – “Oppa Gangnam Style”. I once brought my friend to Gangnam to introduce this area to him. We got really tired of walking and wanted to stop by a cafe to take a rest. However, I realised that I didn’t know any nice cafe in Gangnam! How can there be no nice cafe in Gangnam, right? Since then, I occasionally search for cafes in Gangnam on Instagram and save the post so that I can visit the cafe whenever I go to Gangnam.

FYI, I am a coffee person but I love milk tea too. Recently, I saw some photos about a tearoom in Gangnam area on Instagram and decided to give it a try.

Chunhwadang (춘화당)

Chunhwadang (춘화당) Tea Room in Gangnam

Chunhwadang (춘화당) Tea Room is hidden in the housing area behind Gangnam main street. It is nearer to Sinnonhyeon Station, and maybe just 15mins walk from Gangnam Station. This tea cafe has European-style interior with some antique and vintage decor. Suitable for friends or couples who want to chill and have a relaxing time after meal.

Chunhwadang Tearoom_Exterior

Chunhwadang Tearoom_Exterior

Chunhwadang tea room_interior

Chunhwadang Tearoom_Interior

You can find many types of tea (including classic tea, flavoured tea, herbal tea) and of course, coffee is available too. Check out the menu below.

I ordered milk tea and scone. I think the scone was pretty good and milk tea was not too sweet so I liked it too. I visited this cafe around 4pm on a weekday and it was quite empty. I managed to get a seat in front of this cute fireplace heater which makes me feel like I am having afternoon tea in Europe. ^^

If you are a tea person and looking for a tea cafe in Gangnam, do visit Chunhwadang Tea room!

Chunhwadang Tea Room (춘화당)

Address

62, GANGNAM-DAERO 110-GIL, YEOKSAM-DONG, SEOUL
(서울 강남구 강남대로 110길 62)

Opening Hours

15:00 – 12 Midnight (Mon-Wed)
13:00 – 22:00 (Fri-Sun)
Closed on Thurs

Getting Here

Gangnam Station Exit 11 / Sinnonhyeon Station Exit 4

You can check out my YouTube video about this cafe too.


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[Hongdae] Cafe Mint Heim

Everyone has a favourite colour. If green, turquoise, or mint is your favourite colour, you shouldn’t miss this mint-themed cafe in Hongdae called Mint Heim. Cafe Mint Heim is located slightly off the Hongdae main shopping street or art/performance street.

Just like its name, Cafe Mint Heim serves drinks and desserts made of mint – Mint Americano, Mint Cafe Latte, Mint Milk Tea, Mint Oreo Latte, mint cakes & cookies, and many more! Basically, almost everything here is minty, so it might be a little weird if you order something else other than the mint menu. However, the interior of this cafe is lovely and adorable. Don’t you think that mint colour is lovely? 🙂 There are plenty of space for you to take nice photos of your drinks/desserts, and maybe some OOTD photos here too.

Cafe Mint Heim Instagrammable Interior

Instagrammable Interior_Cafe Mint Heim

 

 

Cafe Mint Heim in Hongdae

Cafe Mint Heim in Hongdae

Before I visited Cafe Mint Heim, I scrolled through Cafe Mint Heim Instagram account to check out some of the popular drinks and desserts. In the end, I decided to order the popular Mint Cafe Latte and Mint Oreo Cheesecake (Best seller!), which seem to be quite instagrammable too.

Mint Cafe Latte – “Three-layered” instagrammable drink consists of coffee, milk, and mint.

Mint Oreo Cheesecake – Enjoy the unique taste of oreo, cheese, and mint in one bite! This cake consists of oreo crust as based, mixture of mint and cream cheese filling, and topped with oreo cookies.

Mint Cafe Latte and Mint Oreo Cheesecake at Cafe Mint Heim

Mint Cafe Latte / Mint Oreo Cheesecake at Cafe Mint Heim

Cafe Mint Heim menu

Cafe Mint Heim Menu (Price as of August 2017)

Latest price (Same price for Hot/Ice):

Mint Americano / 4,500
Mint Cafe Latte / 5,000
Mint Cafe Mocha / 5,500
Mint Oreo Latte / 5,000 (only iced)
Mint Oreo Cheesecake / 6,500

*Menu is available in Chinese, English and Japanese too.

I also understand that some people might not like mint, because it taste like toothpaste (that’s what my friend told me!). But if you like the lovely interior in this cafe, you can still visit Cafe Mint Heim and order Cafe Latte or Americano (without Mint, of course). This cafe is very popular among Japanese and Chinese (even Hong Kong & Taiwanese) tourists. Search #mintheim on Instagram and you will know what I’m saying.

So, if you have just eaten your dinner in Hongdae and want to have something refreshing, head over to Cafe Mint Heim to grab some fresh, minty dessert or drinks!

 

Cafe Mint Heim (민트하임)

Address

366-28, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours

11:30 – 21:30

Getting Here

Hongik University Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, Gyeongui Line, or Airport Railroad), Exit 9.


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