Healing Coffee

CONTRIBUTED BY LAUREN PISTOLE

Just a few minutes away from the DMZ lies the small town of Munsan where a handful of military families live. We are lucky enough to get to enjoy Healing Coffee, a small “Mom and Pop” Korean coffee shop that serves an assortment of baked goods, light sandwiches, and of course, coffee.

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Healing Coffee is rarely crowded, so you can sit down, linger, and fully relax to truly enjoy the experience. The owners put a lot of effort into crafting your drink, so make sure not to come if you’re in a rush! Be prepared to spend at least half an hour in the peaceful café environment. If you are in a hurry, they do have a “to go” option. Healing Coffee offers a welcome respite from the overwhelming humidity and heat with a blasting aircon system which only adds to the appeal during the summer.

Korea--Healing coffee interior--Koreaye.comMy favorite drink is the iced caramel macchiato which even comes with coffee ice cubes so your drink doesn’t dilute as the ice melts! Add a pancake, which comes with a generous drizzle of caramel syrup, sliced almonds, and a blueberry or two, and you are set for a delicious mid-morning snack! Slices of tiramisu, blueberry cheesecake, coffee mousse, and cheese sandwiches are also available. The pink lemonade and cherry-ade are yummy options for non-coffee drinkers.

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A snack and a drink will cost you anywhere from 6,000 won to 9,000 won; a drink by itself will cost about 3,000-4,500 won. They do offer a loyalty card where you get your 11th drink free, so make sure to remember it when you come back! Unfortunately, the only downside to Healing Coffee is a lack of public bathroom, so you’ll have to be prepared to run to the HomePlus down the road if nature should call.

Korea--Healing Coffee Munsan--Koreaye.com

Hours: 10 am-8 pm

Telephone: 031-953-0692

Directions: Munsan is an hour from Yongsan and Casey. The following directions are from Yongsan, by train: Head to Seoul Station. Transfer to the Gyeongui line and take the train all the way to the last stop, Munsan. It will be about a 52 minutes ride. Once there, take a taxi (should be 3,500 won) to Healing Coffee-it may be helpful to show the driver a picture of the loyalty card so they can see the name and address. Congratulations, you’re there! 🙂

Payment: Credit card and won.

 

 

 

 

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