ADMIN UPDATE on 5/26/15: We have been notified that this establishment has since been CLOSED. This article is being left here for reference and notification.
CONTRIBUTED BY CHRISTINE BRUNS
It was lunch time and I was hungry. The food in the fridge wasn’t speaking to me, and I didn’t want to drive anywhere. What to do, what to do? Inspiration hit and I walked over to Cafe Mom & Brunch, a welcoming little cafe just around the corner from our apartments. My son, whose stomach was “roaring” was also hungry:
It’s a nice sized, relatively new cafe, with a clean interior and happy staff. You order and pay at the counter, they cook things fresh to order, and then deliver your food to your table with a smile. Menu items are listed in both Korean and English.
They have a nice selection of brunch and lunch foods, as well as a full coffee menu. This day I opted for the pancake meal, which comes with two pancakes, 2 eggs, hash browns, a slice of bacon, and your choice of orange juice or Coffee Americano. Scrumptious and all for only 8,000W!
They also have a counter at the front of the cafe (Cafe Pop and Pie) with a selection of baked goods for sale – eat in or take-out. I brought home some tasty chocolate chip muffins and I’ve also tried their pie on previous occasions – very good!
Subway: Near Yongsan Garrision – halfway between Hyochang Park Station (Exit 3) and Samgakji Station (Exits 8 or 9) on Line 6. On the corner of Baekbeom-ro and Wonhyo-ro, across from the Rinchensia Apartment Buildings. SEE MAP BELOW.
By car, From USAG Yongsan. *Note from Editor* The best parking I know of for this location is in the Richensia Apartment Buildings across the street. If anyone has better parking options, please feel free to leave them here! Here are directions to the Richensia Parking:
If you are driving out the Dragon Hill Lodge Gate, turn left and go straight through the Samgakji intersection (that big one after War Memorial Museum) and go OVER the overpass. At the first light after the overpass you’ll hit an intersection . (Cafe Mom & Brunch is on your left hand side on the corner and the Richensia Apts, where you want to park, will be on your right.) Take a RIGHT at the intersection, then QUICKLY take your very first right into a small alley. Immediately you’ll see a Parking sign on your right and will have to do a sharp U-turn into the garage. Park and find the elevator that goes to the Richensia Arcade (the other one will go to the residences). Go out onto the first floor and outside. Look for Cafe Mom and Brunch across the street on the corne