If there’s one thing Seoul has in spades, it’s cafes. Some are useful, some are unique and some are just plain strange. There’s cat cafes and dog cafes, a sheep cafe, a raccoon cafe, and even a meerkat cafe. Book cafes, board game cafes, wedding dress cafes, and believe it or not, a poop cafe where you can drink your coffee out of a toilet and eat a poop shaped scone. Ya know…if that’s your thing.
And then there’s the cafe where you can drink your own face as latte art.
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Our #littletraveler's not sure how she feels about her face as latte art…especially since mommy's about to drink it up. 😂 * I've been wanting to @caface_seoul Naia for quite some time, and though I'm sad to say the coffee was completely overpowered by what they use to create the latte art, the gimmick was kinda worth it, and the 8,500KRW price tag. 😉 Once is probably enough though. Probably…
I feel like a bad expat/traveler when I admit that I haven’t ventured into even a small fraction of these themed cafes. What can I say? The idea of cat, dog, sheep, racoon, or meerkat fur in my caffeinated beverage doesn’t thrill me all that much. And it was difficult enough to get me into a wedding dress that one time, so trying on a series of frilly cupcake style ones over coffee isn’t really my idea of FUN.
The poop cafe? Ok, I admit I’ve been to that one, but I did not, I repeat, DID NOT eat a poop shaped scone.
But when vlogger friend Arielle invited me to check out Peach Gray Cafe, a new watercolour cafe, close to home, AND I had a night off from baby duty, I jumped at the chance to up my expat cred, despite having absolutely zero artistic ability.
A palette of watercolour paints and wet pens are served up with every drink order, and you can get all meditative while creating a masterpiece, since it takes 20 minutes to get a few orders of miniature pancakes. (They only have a few small burners in the place). You can ask for more paper at any time and sip on a pretty drink of your choice while you wait.
Peach Gray Cafe is on the back streets near the Lotte World Tower, in an industrial feeling area. The location didn’t stop it from filling up though, with a few guys even (with their girlfriends, of course), popping into the super feminine space to paint their cares away.
The cafe closes at 9pm, and more information can be found on their Facebook page.
*Thanks to Arielle for some extra photos of our experience!
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