Just round the corner of my guesthouse, opposite Orange Guesthouse and Book Cafe Jungle in Seogyo-Dong Hongdae, is this gem of a baking cafe, complete with its own outdoor sitting area and garden patio! The owners are bakers themselves as they also regularly conduct baking classes on top of home-baking all their sumptuous goods.
I had the green tea frappucino and their home-made New York Cheesecake! The green tea frappucino tasted really fresh. They blended ice, honey, and a Japanese-branded matcha powder to lots of fresh milk, then sprinkled matcha powder and a generous serving of whipped cream. It tasted better than any Starbucks green tea I’ve ever drank! Being home-made, the cheesecake also tasted fresh and free from preservatives. It was a bit harder and less egg-yolky than most cheesecakes I’ve had. There seemed to be more flour in it. Loved it nonetheless ^^
Bright walls, polished rosewood tables and lots of mid-morning sunshine gives cheer to this spacious homely cafe. With wall paintings of trees, aesthetically placed potted plants, the area closest to the cafe main entrance resembles a well-kept gardening shed with a heavy feminine influence. Most of what’s baked within the store can be for in-store consumption of take-outs, so yes you can actually order a celebratory cake and have it personalized. There’s a wide selection of coffees, frappucino s, sandwiches and tarts on their cute little menu-book. It seems to me that a lot of thought went into every minute little detail in their cafe – a trait of an undoubtedly feminine boss.
Come for their baking class or just to have a taste of home-made goodness in a sunny cheery backdrop. Loads of customers came and went within the span of an hour and most of them sat down on the comfortable couches and chairs for their business meetings or conversations! This is the cheeriest hangout I’ve seen so far and this place makes me very happy indeed.
Mellow Baking Cafe
375-45 서교동 마포구 서울
375-45 Seogyo-Dong Mapo-Gu Seoul