The first glorious week without a job at the end of June, I spent nearly every afternoon catching up on, you know, not working, at Owl Story, a perfect, homey cafe in Gangnam), "the Manhattan of Seoul." It's run by a mother-daughter duo, decorated with books, LPs, a gazillion tiny plants in tiny clear vases, mis-matched furniture, chandeliers, and other kitsch. This array of delectable delights (5,000 won) was a meal I enjoyed regularly. Not pictured is the jasmine tea served after lunch, or the Americano (3,000 won, includes a free refill!) served with ginger biscuits.
Ahh, the joys of temporary unemployment in Korea.