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Essentials with JD # 271 **YANGRIM DONG CAFES**

In last weeks edition we took a quick glance around Yangrim dong which has become the new “Hot-Peul” (Hot Place) in Gwangju. (Gwangju/광주, 503-040 Yangrim-dong/양림동, Nam-gu/남구, GPS coordinates: 35.13869,126.91518)

 

Tons of new cafes have opened and many are still under construction. While exploring the area and its rich historical missionary heritage the cafes are a welcome place to sit down, have a hot drink and chat.

 

Most of them can be found in the area near the community centre and around the roundabout / traffic circle.

 

Locate the mural of Yangrim dong on the wall and follow the direction to the Visitor centre and you can find Yangrim 148 a converted two jutaek home for a peaceful cup of coffee. Outside seating is also available which will be amazing in spring time.

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At the head of the traffic circle is Tao – offers coffees and a quaint and cosy atmosphere with tons of quirky objet d’art and is a perfect place for people watching.

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Across the road from Tao is Puul which is a coffee shop and restaurant which offers Scandinavian treats.

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Venture down the road and across from the redbrick church there is Cafe Du Ciel – offering coffee and cake as well as perfumed diffusers. The store also offers live monthly classical music performances.

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Turn left at Du Ciel and make ur way up the street to Puralin house with coffee and chocolates.

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And at the top of the street is Yangrim Bakeshop offering fresh baked bread and pastries – make sure to get there early as they sell out fast.

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Take care and stay warm,

JD