Brasserie, Cafe, Fritz in Space: a contemporary venue overlooking Changdeokgung Palace

Brasserie, Cafe, Fritz in Space: a contemporary venue overlooking Changdeokgung Palace

[Brasserie in Space]

Address: 83, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea [03058]
Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30~15:00 / Dinner 17:30~22:00
Parking: Free parking available for diners. Need to call in advance to reserve a spot.
Inquiries and reservation: Tel: +82 2 747 8103 / Fax: +82 2 747 6039

Website: Brasserie in Space, at Arario Museum
Google Map: Arario Museum
Recommended for: Romantic, Scenic, Anniversary, Birthday, Business, Corporate, Special events, Archi tours. (Not kids or pet friendly)

Arario Museum is one of my favorite historical & architectural spots in Seoul. 🙂 It’s a great place to stop by for a quick coffee or patisseries before or after the palace tour. If you have more time, def check out their contemporary art collection inside the museum.

The Fritz Coffee company located at the entrance level is also a very popular boutique coffee spot among the locals. (This is their 2nd location – you can google more about the company~ 😉 )

All of the restaurants at the Arario Museum are highly recommended for all kinds of special occasions as this place has an outstanding view of the Changdeokgung palace. Food and service is excellent as well. 🙂 There isn’t any particular requested dress code, but you won’t feel sorry at all even if you dressed up.

If you’re in a rush, but still would like to check out the view of the palace from the SPACE Building, go for a quick dessert or an afternoon tea at Cafe in Space located on 2F. The cafe has just been renovated recently. 🙂 ♡☺🌸🦋

The Courtyard at Arario Museum

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Brasserie in Space, Arario Museum

Cafe in Space 2F

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Fritz Coffee in Space

Afternoon tea with an old friend at Café Madang, Maison Hermès Dosan Park

Afternoon tea with an old friend at Café Madang, Maison Hermès Dosan Park

[Café Madang ]

Address: 7, Dosan-daero 45-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Maison Hermès Dosan Park B1F (서울특별시 강남구 도산대로45길 7, 도산공원 에르메스 매장 지하1층)
Opening Hours: 11 AM – 7 PM (Closed on every third Wednesdays)
Parking: Valet Available at the back of the store
Inquiries and reservation: +82 (2) 546-3643

Website: Maison Hermès Dosan Park Home
Google Map: Café Madang at Maison Hermes Dosan Park
Recommended for: All kinds of meetups, but not kids or pet friendly. 🙂

My old family friend came to attend her brother’s wedding in Seoul~* So we decided to have a little reunion and chat over tea at Cafe Madang, located in the basement level of the newly renovated Maison Hermes Dosan Park . 🙂
The place wasn’t too crowded, and we loved that there’s a new exhibition in place. I also loved their tea selection although it’s quite simple and basic; but their tea tray could def improve. 🙂
In overall, Cafe Madang is always a pleasant place to visit.


New exhibition at Atelier Hermes – #AtelierHermes, Seoul. 🙂

“O philoi, oudeis philos”

“오 친구들이여, 친구는 없구나”

About the exhibition: (quoted from Hermes website)

The title of the exhibition—O philoi, oudeis philos—is from a quote attributed to Aristotle by tradition. The exhibition on works of six actively working Korean artists in their late 20s to 30s—Kim Minae, Kim Yunha, Kim Heecheon, Park Kiljong, Baek Kyungho and Yoon Hyangro—is in a collaborative structure:

the six artists bring in the past of Atelier Hermès—the exhibitions held, artists invited, or artworks realized at Atelier Hermès—to the present as if they would call their “friends”, let the trajectory of Atelier Hermès’s past confront with each of their present, and then reflect this again into a “friend” to come—each other’s work to come (or, each other’s work which is not yet realized).

Atelier Hermès’ past decade is touched upon in a prospective manner to encounter the upcoming time instead of a retrospective manner, at this attractive junction of the coexistence of possibilities and impossibilities.

Hermes Home. 🙂