Last Friday was a public holiday in Korea, and Youngdoo and I met in Hongdae to drink coffee and play with toy cameras. It was a summery day, begging for hot dogs and ice cream cones, so instead of coffees we opted for late afternoon beer and sausage sets at Cafe 1010 (www.cafe1010.co.kr) So cute!
Part café and part adorable shop, Cafe 1010′s airplane-inspired design shows up in every detail. Boarding passes for receipts and passports for frequent visitor stamps. Being a sucker for a good theme, I often find myself the victim of mediocre contents wrapped in pretty packaging. But the atmosphere was quiet, the beer set was delicious, the book and magazine selection was wonderful and, save for the vintage map of Tokyo which was not for sale no matter how much I pouted and pleaded, it was a lovely place to spend an afternoon with a dear friend.
Now, please enjoy the cute.