A one sentence summary: You had me at ‘Breakfast Special’…and So Ji Sub.
A semi- quick story: You have no idea how bummed I was when I found out that I wasn’t going to be able to enjoy a good cup of joe in Seoul with popular Korean actor, So Ji Sub.
I’m talking about “A Twosome Place”, a European style coffee shop/lounge that features the actor and co-owns one branch himself. Drinking coffee with a giant poster of him hanging above me is fangirly enough*.
As if his face isn’t plastered on a ton of products throughout Daegu… I really wanted some of his coffee though.
What I ordered: For my first visit, I chose to keep it simple and order some tea. It came in a ventilated, aluminum tea bag that hooked onto my cup.
The Verdict: I forget which one, but that’s because it wasn’t phenomenal *said the coffee and tea snob*. I’ll come back another time to try some dessert.
Seating: This place is huge. I’m sure you can find a table for yourself or you and your posse.
Service: Friendly and attentive. What?! The staff wasn’t on their phones when a customer wasn’t in front of them. Wow.
Oh yeah, this is a ‘go pick up your own damn coffee’ place. The coaster-thing they give you will vibrate when it’s ready.
Interior Design: Modern ‘European’. I don’t know what that means, but that’s what they swear by. Minimalistic with a saturated red and black color scheme.
Dessert: Ummm duh. There are plenty of desserts at this place. It’s a dessert cafe.
Free Wifi: Yes. The password is on your receipt. The connectivity wasn’t great when I went, which is even more lame because the cafe wasn’t busy.
Music: I vaguely remember hearing any, which is a good thing. No one wants to be distracted when So Ji Sub is in the room.
Price: Guuuurl, this place is pricey. Maybe a couple 100 won (about 10 cents) more than average for their beverages. And So Ji Sub isn’t there to cover you.
Location and Directions: It’s a major franchise so there are many throughout Korea. The one I went to is directly outside Beomeo (버머역) Station in Daegu on the Green Line at exit 8.
*says the girl who has only seen two of his dramas.
This blog post previously named actor So Ji Sub as the co-owner of A Twosome Place. However, it has since been corrected. Actor So Ji Sub co-owned the 25k branch of this cafe, but no longer does so nor is the model for the franchise. Lee Min Ho is the newest model as of late 2014.