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The weather in South Korea was tranquil and friendly for an evening, providing a much needed break from the lugubrious monsoon rains that had wreaked havoc on my mental and emotional disposition. Over two weeks had elapsed since I had last seen the sun and blue sky, and it was a great joy spending Friday evening relaxing on my apartment rooftop eating kimbab, sipping an ice-cold beer, and enjoying the ethereal view.
Unfortunately, the muggy rains returned the following morning and continue on now, but that didn’t stop Michelle and I from finding a relaxing afternoon refuge to help us soothe our body and mind, and also escape the balmy weather. Café Farmer was our spot.
Seoul is abounding with nooks and crannies, and amid them are a plethora of interesting and pleasurable places to be discovered if one is willing to go the extra mile and explore. Café Farmer was what Michelle and I had happily come across while venturing away from the crowded Garosugil area in Sinsa-dong. And while the café’s exterior appearance didn’t seem much different than many of the other cafes in and around Seoul, the interior was a delightful surprise.
Wow! This café was filled with a variety of hanging hammock-style chairs that patrons could relax and lay in while sipping their coffee, tea, juice, or beer. This café immediately reminded me of México and Hawaii, and after ordering some tea, I immediately relaxed in one of the hammock-chairs. I was initially worried that the chair couldn’t hold my weight, but all appeared to be super sturdy. What an interesting and fun theme for a cafe!
Michelle also relaxed and even fell asleep for a little bit.
Don’t let the name fool you, Café Farmer is definitely a fun, cozy place to take a break from the big city and simply relax. As it’s situated on a side street away from any congregated areas and major roadways, the cafe remains fairly quiet and is easily accessible. Here are directions below if you are interested.