Anyway, now that I have been enlightened, it makes total sense, and I'd say "tea room" is an entirely appropriate name for the place. It is, quite literally, a small room that has been converted into a cafe. Don't let that put you off though. What it lacks in size and space, it makes up for with its lovely atmosphere, great range of loose leaf teas, and adorable animal-shaped cushions.
Tea samples for sniffing
Spot the squirrel cushion!
More decorative crockery than you can shake a stick at!
Hello, little friend. :3
Hot tea is served like so
Cold tea comes in generously sized mugs
Did I also mention the staff there are awesome? There's one lady I see each time and she's always uber friendly and cheerful. :3 I think I'll definitely have to make an effort to visit here more often before I leave.
Bangaun Salon de Thé, Nonhyeon
Hours: 11:30am - 7pm, Mon - Fri
Address: 서울시 서초구 반포동 720-3 (720-3 Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul)
Directions: From Nonhyeon Station exit 3, take the first right then take the second left. Keep going straight and you'll see the cafe on your right.