Like I mentioned here, Seoul is famous for their crazy amount of Tumblr-worthy cafes everywhere and it’s pretty hard to sift out which are worth a trip to and which you can just skip. I’m not the best person at picking out which are the best ones because I honestly feel like running into every single damn cafe I see because I’m a sucker for them and so everything’s just…wonderful to me.
But I was very lucky on my last trip because the Lee sisters brought us to a cafe in Garosu-gil called Mug For Rabbit – and it is just fantastic!
The cafe itself isn’t hard to find – just walk along the side of Garosu-gil that leads to the huge Forever 21 store (you’ll spot it quite a number of blocks before F21) and keep your eyes peeled for the shop name. The one we went to is actually the smaller outlet – they have a bigger one that’s shared with a bar called Cork For Turtle that’s located in an alley to the left of the cafe once you exit. There is apparently also an outlet in Hongdae, which you can read briefly about from a blogger here!
The cafe we went to has a really small interior – all the tables and chairs you see above are what you get – but the place itself has the most irresistible ambiance and warm, delicious smells. It was slightly after Christmas when we visited, so their Christmas deco was still up!
Mug For Rabbit’s specialities are their cupcakes, but I tried their famed Organic Carrot Cake the first time we were there instead (around ₩5,000) because all of us were super full from dinner. Also, I remember that the slice we ordered was the last slice!
Doesn’t it look amazing! The interior is soft and moist, which really complemented the cream cheese exterior. I’m not a fan of overly creamy cakes and this was just right – not too heavy. One slice itself is pretty huge but I can probably devour an entire one on my own if I don’t go there after dinner.
As for their drinks, I’ve tried their Caramel Macchiato and specialty Milk Boy Latte, and I’d say go for the latter! Both are really good but like the carrot cake, the Milk Boy Latte isn’t as creamy as I thought it would be and it’s not too sweet and refreshing. Their drinks range around the same price as most cafes around Seoul, coffees start from ₩3,500 to the ₩6,500 range.
Pics from the iPhone:
Love how meticulous the Koreans are with design – from their cute customised mugs to even cuter serviettes!
Unfortunately, I don’t have the address of the smaller cafe I went to, but the address for the bigger outlet around the corner is listed below! I definitely recommend visiting this place at least once on your trip. Or maybe two or three times…
Mug For Rabbit (Sinsa-dong Garosu-gil 가로수길)
534-25 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 1F (서울 강남구 신사동 534-25 1층)