The major symbol in the Ikseon-dong revolution is this magical café and bar called Plant. Started by photographer Louis Park, it’s not hard to imagine that someone with artistic insights created this venue. Divided up into several different corners, each space has a specialty of some sort. The first seating area to your left has a small couch with a vintage record player and several LPs of Chet Baker and groups of tables towards the center face a film that’s silently being screened in the background while a string of Christmas lights twinkle against plastic awning that faces the hanoks up front. Additional seating in the back includes a small courtyard great for summer nights. Open during the day for coffee, Plant truly shines at night when the lights from the houses nearby bring an otherworldly dimension to this café and bar.
46-1, Donhwamun-ro 11da-gil
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 11am–12am, Fri–Sun 11am–2am.|
|Transport:||Jongno 3ga Station (Line 5), exit 6.|
|Price:||Americano 4,500 won, sangria 8,000 won, shikmul cocktail 8,000 won.|