The cafe culture in Seoul truly amazes me. I didn’t know it was that big until I came to Hapjeong. Cafes rooted at every corner of every street. Some even side by side. This is definitely MY place to be.
We stumbled upon the popular Cafe Maro, 마 로, reviewed by several bloggers and decided to give this cafe a try. As prices of coffee in cafes are generally more than 3000 KRW/ MYR 12-15 and above, we have to wisely select the best from the rest to make every penny of our tiny MYR money count.
The cafe is themed in yellow and wood, to give a vivid lively feel when yoh are inside. It appears to me that this cafe, is not only known for its specialty coffee, home roasted beans but it is also a popular couple/dating/blind date choice of place too.
This was where the baristas work their magic to make their finest coffee, including my iced coffee. Some serious stuffs going on here alright!
Ok. Hats down to the barista. The ice coffee was one of better ones I had tried so far. The smooth silky feel of coffee trickling down the throat was amazing. The intensity of the coffee was moderate, with much less bitter after taste at the end palate which you may get from cheap coffees. Despite this, its character was not lost. It had an all rounder taste and I took the glass and drank every single bit of it!
As waffles made in Korea are usually really good in quality and taste (I believe it is from the good quality ingredients) we ordered one from here to complement a nice cuppa on this cool and chilly afternoon.
Delicious looking ain’t it! Especially the generous chocolate drizzles all over and the blueberries and caramel drizzled whipping cream as dips!
The waffles here ain’t cheap though. Cost about KRW8000/ MYR 25-30. Anyway desserts in restaurants in Klang Valley these days are no longer cheap as well…easily go up above RM20.
The waffle was so fluffy, soft and buttery. Thumbs up!
The whipping cream was so so so so light and fluffy. Delightfully sinful! Even the blueberries jam as well, the whole berries were found inside.
Ooohhhh la la. Piling up calories for this was all worth it!
마 로 구 합 정 동 413-1 1층, Seoul, 121-893
Tel: +82 2333 1190
As we walked around, we saw so many funky and cool looking cafes, each with its own theme and concept. These guys are surely creative indeed! It was as if I was in Sydney or Melbourne now. I just wanna have a cuppa at every store!
This cafe has an in-built garden inside. With grass and tree and all.
This cafe focused on chalkboards and noticeboards, giving it a chilled study area for group studies sorta feeling.
Or how about leading all the way up via keynotes from a piano?
Or simple el fresco dining, to have a nice hot cuppa cappucino while people watching and enjoying the cold gentle breeze from this fine weather.
Or chill at this high area with plush cushion and couches overlooking the hustle bustle of Hapjeong area. Most of them up there were couples!
Or mine your way through your drinks in this wooden themed barrel store concept?
Or experience drinking like one of em’ strong and sturdy men who work in the construction and development business?
Or have a cuppa chit chatting with friends and your doggies have an opportunity to also make new friends? Fyi: this brown dyed paw doggie tried to be “too friendly” with the white fured female dog. Ham sap doggie!
I love walking around this area, seeing creativity just flow through every person, every bar, every cafe, even animals! Worthy to spend some time to walk around this place and have a good cuppa coffee as you chill here!