When I find an awesome cafe that doubles as a photo shoot location I am ecstatic. Well, my friends, Jennifer and I have found another cafe that is an awesome place for photography. Next to the Daelim Warehouse cafe in the Seongsu district is Baesan Restaurant and Teahouse.
Much like other cafes in the area, Baesan is a former warehouse. However when you walk inside you see the most random assortment of artwork, vintage automobiles, and a chandelier. As you move to the back of the cafe you see tables that resemble the front halves of cars and artwork scattering the walls. I seriously love this style of cafe because the walls have a lot of texture and grittiness to them. However, the touch of artwork add pops of colour which diminishes any melancholic vibes.
The cafe has two levels which are connected by a staircase that reminds me of an enlarged fire escape. On the second level, there are a few bar stools that overlook the cafe below and allow for intimate conversation or just people-watching.
The cafe has a variety of cakes and coffees. However, you should be warned that although the coffee is very good, drinks are expensive, ours cost us 9,000 Won. Some friends informed me that the cafe also serves food, but we arrived late at night so I can only assume the kitchen shut down which explains why we didn’t see any menus.
A benefit of arriving late at night is that there are no other people around. With the absence of others, Jennifer and I had free rein of the cafe. This meant we were free to take as many silly photos as we wanted. I actually really liked the set up of the cafe, and I plan to bring a model back to the cafe to do some real work in the future.
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