I’m not sure if you know this yet, but South Korea really LOVES their coffee. Because of this, their cafes are abundant and fruitful. Whether you’re in the heart of Seoul or the backstreets of the Korean countryside, you are never too far from a cafe. You can find at least one cafe on every street – sometimes several! This probably makes you wonder how there could possibly be so many – how can they all be profitable? How do they compete?
South Korea – as well as most Asian countries – really love themed cafes. This means that the most well-known cafes are not known so much for their coffee, but for the decorations they have lined in the shop. I have seen shops with various themes: dogs, comic books, cars, and even Hello Kitty! This makes each cafe unique, which makes you want to visit every single one to compare! One of the most famous themes for Korean cafes is flowers. There is probably a flower cafe in every city in Korea. My favorite in Seoul is definitely the Arriate Cafe in Hongdae. But MU RI Flower & Cafe just recently opened its doors in Gongju, and it’s absolutely wonderful!
MU RI Flower & Cafe is located on one of the main streets in Gongju (Singwan-ro), about three blocks NW of the Gongju bus terminal. There are two floors: the bottom floor is a flower shop, and the second floor is the cafe itself. As soon as you step inside, you get an immediate sense of subtle luxury and elegance. In short, it is stunning.
Now of course the coffee is delicious, but they also serve waffles! You can get your choice plain or chocolate, but why wouldn’t you get the chocolate?! They also serve it with ice cream and whip cream and a cherry on top – a REAL cherry, not the candied crap you get most places in America.