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A hidden alley next to Gwanghwamun, a restaurant in Naeja-dong – 1068

Between Gwanghwamun Station and Gyeongbokgung Station, Naeja-dong, whose name is unfamiliar, lies. Naeja-dong, which you can face after passing through a tall building, has a small restaurant, bakery, and cafe between a residential complex, an art museum, and a restaurant with a hanok interior. Even if you visit alone, you can feel the warm air of the cold winter with an atmosphere that is not burdensome.

1. 'Gogavin Curry House', a new-style curry specialty store

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A curry house showcasing a new style of curry that combines Asian and Western curries. The popular menu is “Shrimp Spinach Curry,” which is a soft curry with spinach topped with spicy grilled shrimp. “Butter chicken curry,” which is topped with chicken thighs marinated in spices, is also one of the popular dishes, and the savory butter adds flavor to the curry. A “vegetable vindaloo” for vegetarians is also available.

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â–²Location: 7 Gyeonghuigung 2-gil, Jongno-gu â–²Business hours: 11:00-22:00 (break time 15:00-16:30) â–²Price: Beef red curry 13,800 won, butter chicken curry 11,500 won â–²Review (Shikigami Punk Hazard): It's not as difficult to eat because of the spices you usually think of a curry specialty store. The unique feel of curry is alive, and it's a flavor that we've done a lot of research to suit our tastes. I ate well.

2. Roastery cafe, “Coffee List”

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'Coffeest' faces Sunggok Museum of Art. This is a roastery cafe with a focus on hand drip coffee. The most popular menu item is “Vienna Coffee,” which is drip coffee topped with fresh cream. The slightly heavy cream is soft and sweet, and blends well with sour coffee. In addition, warm hand drip house blends, coffee beans from Brazil, Ethiopia, Yegachev, Guatemala, etc. are also available.

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â–²Location: 39 Gyeonghuigung-gil, Jongno-gu â–²Opening hours: Weekdays 10:00 to 23:00, weekends 12:00 to 22:00 â–²Price: Vienna Coffee 6,500 won, Irish 7,500

â–²Review (Shikigin Naepoponipopo): A cafe that goes well with the tasteful Gwanghwamun. The coffee aroma is suitable for the title of the top three coffee restaurants. Whether the roasting itself was different or the beans themselves were different, I was amazed even though I had drunk a lot of coffee.

3. French bakery, 'Patisserie. Rain'

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“Patisserie” is a small-sized French bakery specialty store. Rain'. They sell a variety of healthy breads, white bread, croissants, pies, cakes, and cookies. Individually wrapped baked goods such as madeleines and galettes are also popular as gifts. Please note that sandwiches and drinks that can be used as meal replacements are also available, but there are no separate seats inside the store.

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â–²Location: 34, Sajik-ro 8-gil, Jongno-gu â–²Opening hours: 08:00 to 22:00 on weekdays, 10:00 to 20:00 on weekends â–²Price: Almond cream pie 3,500 won, mille-feuille 6,500 won â–²Review (Johan Lee, the god of food): I didn't feel unkind, and Mont Blanc was really delicious! However, it was hard to find the location.

4. Where alcohol and chocolate meet, “Chocolat DJ”

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Chocolatier Lee Jiyeon's small studio and shop. You can find chocolate combined with various liquors such as whiskey, cognac, and liqueur. First-time visitors recommend a “tasting course” where you can enjoy all of the liqueur ice balls, whiskey bonbons, liqueur pavé (fresh chocolate), and liqueur hot chocolate. The types that are prepared change slightly every week, and you can choose the alcohol blended with chocolate according to your own preferences.

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â–²Location: Park Palace, 20, Sajik-ro 8-gil, Jongno-gu â–²Opening hours: 16:00 to 23:00 on weekdays, 14:00 to 22:00 on weekends, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

â–²Price range: Tasting course 24,000 won â–²Review ( Overall, the atmosphere is that if you eat chocolate, hot chocolate, or whiskey in the middle of the car, your stomach will get hot~~

5. Gallery Bar & Cafe, 'Chimgalo'

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A gallery bar and cafe where works by emerging artists are displayed all over the place. During the day, the cafe sells menus, beer, and home-cooked meals, and is open directly at night. Home-cooked meals are prepared differently every week, and the popular menu is “grilled pork with miso sauce.” Chung-galo, which pursues the comfort of home, also runs a guest house, so it's a great place to visit with foreign friends.

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â–²Location: 47-1 Gyeonghuigung-gil, Jongno-gu â–²Business hours: Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 02:00, Sunday 10:00 to 18:00

â–²Price range: Home-cooked meal (today's menu) 10,000 to 12,000 won, craft beer 6,500-10,000 won â–²Review (Shikigami Jong-in Kim): Good at night, good during the day, and especially the terrace where you can enjoy Seoul while watching the stars is excellent. Cozy, beautiful, pretty, inexpensive… It's a blessing to have a store like this in Seoul.



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