I wasn’t looking for this shop but found it anyway. (๑˃ᴗ˂)ﻭ This Line Friends Store had a BT21 Cafe in their basement! ☆ ～(‘▽^人)
I was walking around Hongdae (홍대) looking for a book store but found this BT21 Cafe instead! This is a 3 story shop. On the group floor where you enter, they have the Line Friends store. On the 2nd floor, they have the BT21 store with all kinds of BT21 merch, even BT21 themed skateboards! On the lower level, they have this BT21 Cafe! ☆⌒ヽ(◕ヮ◕ヽ*) ~ chu
ADR: 141 Yanghwa-ro, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea [Gmaps]
The decorations really made it feel like a BTS hub. I loved it! They had BT21 prints on the walls, neon signs and the BT21 character statues you could take photos with. The place was kept very neat and clean. When I went, it was very quiet since there were very few customers aside for myself but with the BTS songs they played, it made the cafe up beat and comfortable.
There were many items that I wanted to order. As you can see below, they had at least one item themed by each of the characters. These were the only options they had available for BT21 themed items; all other items on the menu were Line Friends themed or regular cafe menu items.
BT21 Cafe BBQ Pork Bun – $5,500WON ($4.75USD)
As you can see, there’s nothing BT21 themed about the bun itself. The pork bun is like any other bun. You’re essentially paying for the cute BT21 pins put on the bun.
I kept these cute pins, of course! They make an awesome souvenir. You can always reuse them to decorate a birthday cake too! I only wished they included Van in the pin!
They had 3 other buns I could’ve picked: spicy chicken, cheesecake & strawberry cheesecake. I was really hungry, that’s why I picked this barbecue pork bun. To be honest, the bun wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. I was actually expecting pulled pork instead of ground pork (I think that’s what it was). I also didn’t realize it was barbecue flavor, so when I first bit into the bun, it confused me a bit. Either way, the bun isn’t bad but to me, it wasn’t particularly good either.
BT21 Cafe Chimmy Caramel Pop Sundae – $5,000WON ($4.32USD)
I also expected this to be more Chimmy themed but like the pork bun, you can see nothing about it, other than the caramel popcorn flavor, looks Chimmy themed.
This did come with a reen sticker of Chimmy with his autograph. You can see it in the photo under the menu heading. It’s pretty big; about 4in (10.16cm) x 2in (5.8cm). I don’t plan on using it; just another cute souvenir!
Unlike the pork bun, I really liked this one. The ice cream was so creamy. I only wish they added more popcorn and more caramel! (´• ω •`) ~ ☆
would I shop here again? Yup!
I’m a fan so of course I’d come back and try a different item on the menu! I really wanted to try the Mang bubble drink and the Koya blue soda! I thought the prices were decent for this kind of treat even though I was hoping the food resembled the characters a little more.
Anyway, aren’t these neon lights amazing! (つ✧ω✧)つ