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MU RI Flower Cafe

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.

So there you have it! This cafe is a little over a month old, but it is already getting great reviews on social media, including Facebook and Twitter.

Have you ever been to a themed cafe, in South Korea or elsewhere? What was your favorite?
A flower doesn't love you or hate you, it just exists.
Mike White

38 Replies to “MU RI Flower Cafe”

  1. Wow, this is such a beautiful place for a cup of coffee, you are able to smell the fragrance of those beautiful flowers while zipping on your delicious hot coffee.

  2. What a fun and great experience you had. The place is such a great spot. This is such a great place to visit

  3. I would love to see some themed coffee shops in our area. The ones we have here serve good coffee but it would be nice if they had a unique ambiance, just like the Gongju Flower Cafe.

  4. I love pretty flowers so I’d love to visit this place! We have a cat cafe in my city and it’s one of my favorite places to go.

  5. Oh wow this place is amazing! I bet the smell you get when you visit here is absolutely fantastic.

  6. This is such a nice place to dine and it looks like that the food that they serves looks so delicious and those flowers are beautiful.

  7. That place is so beautiful and looks very welcoming. I would love to visit that place and have a cup of coffee and smell the fragrance of those beautiful flowers.

  8. This cafe looks amazing! I’ve not been to South Korea but my favourite themed cafe in the world was Lady Dinahs Cat Emporium where you could cuddle kitties whilst having your tea and cake!

  9. Oh I can imagine entering the flower shop on the first level smells exquisite, only to go up to the next level and be hit with the aromatic smell of coffee! AND THE WAFFLE?! Love your comment about the “candied crap cherries” here in the US, cause you are SO right!

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