Cafe Gals visit Loui Ruth’s Itaewon!

Loui Ruth’s is a chill brunch cafe just down the street from Itaewon Station. They serve fluffy and delicious pancakes and super filling french toast. They also have a decent sized drink menu. We thought the prices for the drinks were pretty cheap compared to other cafes in the area. 


Now let’s get into the details here:
Prices:
Brunch: ₩7.5~₩13.0
Drinks: ₩3.9-₩5.5
Menu:English and Korean

Wifi: Yes

Pet Friendly:No

Atmosphere: chill with loud music

Seating: Around 25 people max.

Instagram Worthy: not really


Thoughts:

We thought this place was pretty good but wasn’t really worth the price. Good American breakfast food isn’t hard to find in Seoul anymore and there are better options. However, it is a nice place to sit and chat with friends over a good and inexpensive drink. You can even share a platter of pancakes or french toast as they are really filling! 

🚨Julie and I gave this cafe🚨

☕☕/5

💕
Address:

서울 용산구 이태원로210
Seoul, Yongsan-gu  Itaewon-ro 210
🌟Exit 3 of Itaewon Station

Open
Monday~ Friday
11:00~11:00
Phone Number
02.512.6257

xoxo

Cafe  Girls 

 

Cafe Gals visit Dore Dore Cafe in Sinsa!

Dore Dore is a 4 story house in the back streets of Sinsa-dong.

 The first floor you walk into is where all the goodies are! They have a basement and additional floors on top! Each floor is a different color with a different set of decor. Their pastry case looks absolutely inviting with rainbows and gem colored cookies.

 Dore Dore is also a bright pink house with the words Dore on the side.

 You cant miss it!

Now let’s get into the details here:
Prices:
Drinks: 5,000 – 8,5000 KRW
Cake slice: 8,500 – 15,000 KRW

Menu: Korean

Wifi: Absolutely! 

Pet Friendly: No 

Atmosphere: Barbie’s house come to life! Amazing!

Seating: Plenty! 4 floors of seating and AC!

Instagram Worthy: Heck yes! Take that selfie and eat that cake! 🍰


Thoughts:

Dore Dore was an awesome cafe to visit and I’m more than certain it wont be our last time here! I have to admit all of Cheyenne’s choices were delicious! Mine wasn’t as good as I was hoping. I did take my left over cake to my husband and he LOVED it! So it didn’t go to waste 😀 I would highly recommend this cafe to anyone who has a sweet tooth! One the week days it’s a nice place to hang out and enjoy the wifi! I cant wait to come back and get the carrot cake! haha 

🚨Cheyenne and I gave this cafe🚨 

☕☕☕/5


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40 Dosan-daero 15-gil

🌟You can access the Cafe from Apgujeong-ro or the main road of Sinsa 


Open

Every day 11AM – 11PM
Phone Number
02-540-4553

📸Instagram📸
https://www.instagram.com/doredoreofficial/

Stay caffeinated my friends!
xoxo
Cafe Gals

Finding a comfortable spot

This week marks 2 months since my husband and I hopped on a plane and left Seoul, South Korea.

The past 2 months have been hectic and awkward as we have been trying our best to find our comfortable spot back home.

A little background on me:
I moved to Seoul in the Fall of 2013 and met my husband in Seoul (at Ultra Music Festival in the summer of 2014). After we started dating I kept extending my contract and stayed in Korea wayyyyy longer than I ever expected. He then served his 2 year military service, we got hitched, and moved back home!

Living life after Korea is kind of weird to be honest.

Especially since my husband isn’t an American citizen it’s like rediscovering my American pride all over again.

Seeing Dallas through his eyes has actually opened mine and has made me appreciate being a Texan.

But truth be told a piece of me misses Korea and it’s crazy magnetic energy. To be completely honest I miss everything but working in Korea.

Coming back home has brought up emotions and opinions I never really knew were there.

Looking for a new job, seeing my friends and family, moving in with my dad, and managing my money has all been a giant change. 

Life after Korea has had some glitches so far but my husband and I have started using our time wisely and that’s how I ended up starting a more “professional” blog!

GO ME!

To all my fellow expats out there who have lived abroad and moved back home:

How did you feel? 
What were some of your biggest concerns/problems readjusting?
Do you regret coming home?

I’d really love to hear your point of view on this!

I’ll actually be starting a weekly segment dedicated to different topics that have come up in the past 2 months since I’ve moved back!

I hope this is as cathartic for you as it is for me. 

Happy Monday Everyone!

xoxo

Julie Ko

Cafe Gals visit CaFace Hongdae

CaFace is a cafe inside the Trickeye Museum in Hongdae where you can get your face in a latte! Sounds cool, right? It is buuuuut does it taste good? hmmm…


Now let’s get into the details here:

Prices: 

Regular Latte- 5,800

Latte with ya Face- 8,500 (9,000 with card)

Menu:

English and Korean

Wifi: 

No

Pet Friendly:

No

Atmosphere: 

Loud and crowded

Seating: 

a few tables

Instagram Worthy:

the drink-yes

the place-nah

Thoughts:

The idea was cool. It looked cool but honestly this was so disappointing. I really wanted it to be good but the drink tasted so bad. This cafe is definitely just for show, it seemed like they didn’t try too hard to make the drink taste good. The mint choco latte didn’t even taste minty or chocolatey to me. You can try others and let us know what you think!

🚨Julie and I gave this cafe🚨 

0/5

💕

Address:

 20 Hongik-ro 3 Mapo-gu, Seoul

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🌟 Go out of Hongdae Station exit 9 and keep walking straight. You will see a McDonald’s cross the street there (straight not to the right) and turn left. Take the second right and walk straight, it will be on your right. Look for the Trick Eye Museum sign. It’ll be about a 7 minute walk all together


Open

Sunday-Saturday 11:00-9:00

Phone Number

02.322.0240

 📷Their Instagram📷


Stay caffeinated my friends! 

xoxo

Cheyenne & Julie

Cafe Gals visit Sayoo in Itaewon

Sayoo is a huge cafe with a lot to do! There are 5 floors, each  with their own theme. This cafe has a space for everyone from movie buffs to artsy people to people who just like to chill on a good rooftop. They have delicious drinks and even yummier cakes!


1F Cafe

2F Fashion Store

3F Cinema Cafe

4F Gallery Cafe

5F Rooftop

Now let’s get into the details here:


Prices: 

4,500 KRW – 10,000 KRW

Menu:

Korean and English 

Wifi: 

Yes!

Pet Friendly:

No

Atmosphere: 

Each floor had it’s own vibe!

Seating: 

Lots of seats on each floor!

Instagram Worthy:

For sure!

Thoughts:

Sayoo is such a nice to come to when you need to relax. Julie and I checked out each floor for a bit. The first floor is where you order everything. There are a few one seaters so you can sit and wait for your coffee. The second floor is the store. Each time we went it was closed, it was pretty late at night though. The third floor is the cinema room. They have a huge wall where they show all kinds of different movies. The room is huge and has a lot of space to work. (Don’t worry the movie is silent.) The fourth was our favorite; the Gallery. They had a bunch of art from paintings to sculptures. They even had sketchbooks and other art supplies up there; free to use! Unfortunately the rooftop was being renovated at the time we went plus it was dark so there wasn’t much to see there. 

The drinks…

Definitely come check this place out! 

 

🚨Julie and I gave this cafe🚨

☕☕☕☕☕/5

💕

Address:

서울 용산구 이태원로 54길 5
 5 Itaewon-ro 54-gil,  Yongsan-gu, Seoul

🌟 Go out of exit 3 from Hanggangjin Station and walk for about 5 minutes. Turn left at the 3rd street, it will be on your left. 

Open

Sunday-Thursday 1:00-10:00

Friday-Saturday 11:00-11:00 

Phone Number

02. 2289.9050

 📷Their Instagram📷

Stay caffeinated my friends! 

xoxo

Cheyenne & Julie