Koreans love their coffee as there are dozens of coffee shops on every street, whether it's a mom and pop hole in the wall, a sketchy coffee cart, or another corporate chain (like Starbucks--the world's largest location is in Myeongdong at four stories high), you can get your caffeine fix anywhere and at anytime.
Following our lunch at Omuto Tomato, Hoo Kang and I went to The Coffee Bean nearby in Myeongdong. This location was enormous, consisting of two stories with lots of interior space. This location is so busy and large that it requires a full public announcement system to call out your name to get your coffee.
A funny sight that you will see in coffee shops is that they are dominated with Korean couples. What really caught my eye was one girl popping a zit on her boyfriend's face. I guess this is common practice here, but it was quite the sight. While she was busy trying to burst that bubble of puss on his face, I was contemplating taking a picture to post it on the blog. By the time I whipped out my camera, it was too late--she had finished her business! Darn! ;) One of these days, you will see snap shots of zit-popping here, whether you like it or not! Ewwwwwwww!
Here's the outside of the location, tucked away from busy streets:
Korean baristas busy making espressos, lattes, etc...
"A regular chai latte for...err...Gdog? Thanks for giving a proper name, you moron!"
The interior as seen from upstairs; this is only about 3/4 of the view:
As we made our way out of The Coffee Bean, Myeongdong was once busy again, bustling with shoppers. Being six feet tall, my view was a sea of black: