Stop going to Starbucks and support the local Gwangju coffee shops.
Today's find: Cafe Jeje. Downtown near Hollys Coffee (down from the Burger King, around the corner from the big Starbucks and TomnToms.) See my map of the New-To-Me Gwangju.
Fabulous list of drinks and desserts.
The lavender tea was amazing. A glass pot with tiny 'shot' glasses to sip from. Organic teas are also on offer. The espresso compana was wonderful - light whipped cream and make my hair stand on end espresso. The cherry tea was a hoot. It was as bright red as marachino cherries with some of them floating around in the tea too!
I remember when this place used to be a 'resto-hof'. I went in for an afternoon coffee, shelled out 3,000 won for a watery hazelnut, and then endured the smoking of two ajossi's at another table. I remember thinking - this place is so cool, great place to people watch of the streets below, and it was a smoke-gagging, over-priced waste of money and experience. Now it has been transformed into a hip space with lots of good light, design details, and jigsaw puzzles. J'adore!