So... Taking this blatant love of self photography and combining it with the fact that Korea is no stranger to kookily themed places, it stands to reason that someone would eventually open up a selfie-themed cafe, right?
Well, at CaFace in Hongdae you can have your selfie and drink it too. Here's how:
First, select your drink from the menu. Prices range from 3,000 won to 5,000 won, and there's an added 2,500 surcharge to have your photo printed on the drink. (At the time we visited, the owner told us photos could only be printed on cold drinks.)
Next, step into the photo booth beside the counter and take your selfie. Use the tick button on the screen to send the photo to the counter where it'll be printed onto your latte using a food printer.
Finally, pick up your drink when it's done and proceed to take more photos of your own face (in latte form).
Here is an excellent stalker picture of the owner focusing on our latte as it goes through the printer. Hoho!
I went there with my monkey son on the last afternoon of her holiday here, and this was the end result of much monkeying around:
We are goons, yes.
One thing that I really liked about the cafe: there was no shortage of power outlets, so if you need to charge your phone or have some important work to do on your laptop, you can come along and plug in just about anywhere.
Sooo many outlets... >:F
They also have big, fancy booths with comfy padded seating:
I'm not sure how this cafe will fare come winter time when subzero temperatures set in and people start drinking hot lattes instead of cold... Then again, maybe people's love for selfies will outweigh the discomfort of freezing their insides with icy drinks in the middle of winter?
We shall see, eh?
Address: 서울시 마포구 서교동 358-51 (358-51 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul)
Directions: From Hongdae Station exit 9, take the second left. Cross over to the side with Forever 21, and take the third right. Go straight and take the third left. Follow the alley up and you'll see CaFace on your left.