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In The Café, There Is More Than Coffee!
By Park, Hyo-eun, Lee, Young-sun, Reporters
The Café is one of the places that university students visit frequently. Now there are many kinds of cafes around us which have similar designs and menus. As autumn comes, you may feel like enjoying a cup of coffee while looking out the window of the café. For this issue, the KNU Times will introduce to you some unique cafés with interesting flavors full of character. You can experience more than you expected!
Forest of Wisdom (Located in the North Gate of KNU)
- Read books with a cup of coffee.
This café is placed near the public security center and the playground. It is in the same building with the restaurant, “Chicken Maru.” Since it is on the second floor and the Korean letters of the signboard looks like “Alcohol of Wisdom,” it was hard for me to recognize it as a book café. Actually, it is a well-appointed café with a calm atmosphere. There were both opened desks and desks with dividers like in a library. Most people visit this cafe alone and don’t talk loudly, so you can study or read books. There were bookshelves full of novels and essays.
Even if you don’t study, you can go there to enjoy beverages and side menus: coffee, Dutch coffee, juice, and smoothies for drinks, and muffins, cakes, waffles, and honeybreads for side dishes. The prices of the beverages are reasonable. A glass of iced Americano is 3,800 won. In addition, after ordering any beverage, you can get another cup of Americano by paying 1,000 won! It opens from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm on weekdays and Saturdays, and closes on Sunday. If you feel tired of the café that plays loud music and has noisy guests, how about visiting the Forest of Wisdom?
Music Tree (Located in the North Gate of KNU)
- Feel the abundance of sensitivity!
Do you want to feel the mood while listening to music? Here is the place where you can enjoy music and coffee at the same time! It is located near the KNU north gate. If you turn the corner at the KB bank, you can see the alley. When you walk slightly along the alley, you can find a small and congenial café! Entering the café, you will feel as if you are entering the special attics that appear in movies. Music Tree has separated rooms and some places are upstairs like an attic. When you drink a cup of coffee in the room, you can feel that the overall ambience of the room is cozy as if that place is just for you and your friends. Upstairs, you can see all of the view of the café.
Every Friday and weekend, Indie bands come to the café. People can enjoy the music of Indie bands, while drinking coffee. This café sells cocktails too. In addition, there is a special menu for lunch. Before ordering some coffee or other menus, some corn is offered. While you wait for coffee, when you need something to nibble on, this is perfect. I recommend you to drink coffee with a muffin. It doubles the taste of the coffee. If you want to feel cozy, how about going to Music Tree?
CAFE BARNABAS (Near Shincheon)
- Go camping at a café?
Have you ever heard that you can go camping in the middle of the city? Here you can, at the Café Barnabas. Inside, it is just a normal café with congenial interiors: menus written on a huge black board, plenty of photos and orange-color lights. Camping can be offered in the front yard. If you order drinks, you can borrow various camping equipment (a tent, chairs, a grill, a portable gas stove, a blanket, a heater and so on) for 10,000 won. Bringing meat, sausages and other foods, you can enjoy camping as if you were on vacation. Usually, there are quite a number of people who are waiting for their turn; so, you should make a reservation for camping (053-741-0174). It will provide you with a special experience, Hurry to book in and create an unforgettable memory - camping at the cafe!
Moga (Located in Daebong Dong, Jung Gu)
- Café of Korean-style house
The typical Korean traditional thing is the Korean-style house. It represents the beauty of Korea and has scientific principles. Here is the café that blends the concept of café with the Korea traditional house. Before you enter the café, your eyes will be caught by the outlook of the café. It is covered with grasses that give it an antique air. The soft and ambient lighting make a special mood. The interiors are a fusion of the modern and the antique, so it does not look old. In fact youths seem to like this interior. Here and there, some ornaments are also attractive. It has a traditional structure and some cute mobiles hang from the ceiling. In this place, you can enjoy the taste of fusion that is a mix of the eastern and western. It sells coffee like other cafés but a unique aspect is that you can enjoy special cookies and cakes. For example, Carrot cake, Green tea sabre and Peach cake are not common in normal cafés. Only in the Café Moga can you eat them. The taste is also good and they are popular menus in Moga. Therefore, since they are sometimes sold out, you should go there early to eat these cookies and cakes.
The expression, “Let’s have a cup of coffee” doesn’t simply mean “Let’s drink coffee” for those who go to cafés. If you are fed up with the normal cafés, try visiting the unique cafés in Daegu. There are many kinds of unique cafés in Korea. The unique café will refresh your life!
The KNU Times