Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Get & Show (Lego cafe), Hapjeong/Hongdae

There's this area between Hapjeong, Hongdae, and Sangsu subway stations that I like to call the 'Bermuda Triangle of Cafes', or BTC for short. I say this because this triangular area is filled to the brim with more gorgeous cafes than you could possibly shake a stick at, and you could easily get lost wandering down all the lovely little alleys that are lined with these places. My theory is that even if you were to visit a different one every single day for a year, you probably still wouldn't be able to cover all of them. The Bermuda Triangle of Cafes is just that infinite.

A couple of weekends ago, I was wandering around the BTC with a friend, looking for a nice place to have coffee and dessert after dinner when, lo and behold, we somehow found ourselves staring at a place called Get & Show. There was a giant Lego man above the door with his welcoming arms open wide, and we were instantly sold.

As it turns out, Get & Show has two branches and both are on the same street within a few metres of each other. The one we happened to stumble into was the second branch. It wasn't that big, with only about 15 or so small tables, most seating only two people each. But what it lacked in size, it made up for with its awesome atmosphere, funky wall hangings, and vast collection of Lego merchandise.

The black sign says you can get a 2,000 won discount for take-away drinks >:D

Not sure how The Simpsons are related to Lego, but hey.. I love The Simpsons, so no complaints here. XD

Awesome VW and Mini Cooper Lego sets!

Lego makes even the evil Orcs look super cute. :3

The most expensive Lego set in the store... 756,000 won. o__O

There were a few people who'd bought Lego sets and it looked like they were having lots of fun building things at their tables, perhaps reliving fond childhood memories. Although my friend and I didn't buy any, we settled instead for oohing and aahing over the different collections, and watching other people work while we chatted over our food.

Strawberry yoghurt smoothie (6,000 won), cake and coffee set (7,500 won)

It was all pretty tasty but admittedly my inner cheapo did find the prices a little steep. Much to our delight though, our order came two free pieces of  Lego man chocolate. This definitely helped to assuage my greedy soul.

Almost too cute to eat. Almost.

All in all, I'd say this cafe is definitely worth checking out if you're into Lego and even if not, it makes for a nice place to go on a date or sit and have a chat with company if you don't mind forking out a little more cash.

Don't forget to check out the funky vending machine in front of the store.. for all your Lego needs on the go!

Get & Show Cafe (2nd branch), Hapjeong
Hours: 9:30am - 11:30pm
Address: 서울시 마포구 도막로3길 25 (25 Domak-ro 3gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul)
Directions: From exit 5 of Hapjeong Station, take the first right and then the third left. Continue down this road for 3 blocks and Get & Show's 2nd branch will be on your left. To get the first branch, continue walking straight for a few more metres and look out for it on your left.

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