Kopi kopi time@TeraRosa, COEX Mall, Seoul

My baker uni friend who frequents Seoul has raved about the library at COEX mall and from the photos she had taken, the place does look really fancy and now that I had some additional time, I decided to pay this place a visit.

We were in luck to see the food truck scene in the city. My first time! Got to say, they look really posh looking! Each truck nicely decorated and the food looked super delish too! Would have gotten some if not for the long queue, and it was unbearably cold outside.

The whole vibe outside really seemed fun and I was glad to able to witness how the food truck scene was like in this vibrant city.

Finally..I’ve reached the widely famed Starfield library at COEX mall. Tried snapping photos of different areas but the panoramic view shot probably showed it best. Rows and rows of books laid up nicely in these curved shaped book shelves, in the middle of it all, stood a tall golden Christmas tree to lit up the Christmas atmosphere.

Whaddya know.. they have a TeraRosa cafe branch here too! And the place was so packed we had to wait to be seated. Cray!

We took a moment to chill with two hand filtered cuppas as we sat by the window pane and watched people passing by. Love the winter outfits on everyone!

Coming to cafes especially industrial modern type of interior designs really make me want to leave my work and run this full time! Dream….dream, dream, dream, when I feel blue.

Starfield COEX Mall’s Starfield Library

Center of Central Plaza within Starfield COEX Mall,

B1-1F, 513,

Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu,


Opening hours: 10:00 am -10:00 pm (Open all year round)

TeraRosa Cafe;

Coex Mall, Store Number E003

Opening hours: 7:30 am to 10:00 pm daily

Website : https://www.tasteofcoex.co.kr/business-directory/where-to-eat/coex-site/tera-rosa/

BBQ round 2@City Hall, Seoul (behind Cafe Mamas)

During the snow flurries night, we walked past this restaurant which seemed packed with locals.

It was located within the alleys behind Cafe Mamas, located on the main roads of City Hall area.

Decided to give it a try that night. Ventilation was not very good but thank goodness they had barrel seats which top cover can be opened to keep your winter jackets inside, so you could sit on it and enjoy your dinner without worrying about your only piece of winter jackets smelling bad.

We ordered a slab of pork and beef each. The meat looked real fresh!

While waiting for the meat to be cooked, a toast with somaek first!

I was not really liking the side dishes apart from the kimchi coated chopped squids. The rest of the vegs were a little too local for my liking.

Beef was pretty good! Tenderlicious indeed and the bonus point…home made Samjang! A little spicier, less sweet..much like our Malaysian sambal! That gave a real oomph kick to the leave wrapped bbq beef combo!

The pork were very fresh and nicely marinated as well, so they tasted super yumzers when bbq-ed to golden bronze grilled lined perfection!

The meat was from the pork jowl part which gave the added tenderness! Good bye my calories intake!

Total damage: about 50,000 Won..about RM200. Urks .

Restaurant name’s literal translation was:


We were not quite full yet. Up next..mini mart for junk food supper!