There are two very good reasons to visit Geugagae Chai-jib (Rogpa Tea Stall): For one, you can enjoy delicious Indian food at very reasonable prices. And secondly, your purchases help a good cause: The store is run by Rogpa, an organization that supports the independence of Tibetan refugees with fair-trade employment, daycare centers for working families, and cultural exchange programs. From the moment you step inside, you’ll feel as though you've suddenly been transported outside of Seoul. The interior is full of hand-painted, rough-hewn wood, and stocked with handicrafts from Tibet.
Their menu includes chai tea, lassi, dosa, a variety of coffees (including Vietnamese and Middle Eastern styles), badam milk, Tibet herb teas, curry, and more. The hot chocong (a play on the word "kong," or "bean" in Korean) is a must. Beans are mixed with organic milk and sweetened with cacao, producing a rich and addictive taste. Their lunch and dinner menu makes use of seasonal vegetables grown by Rogpa volunteers and organic brown rice. In fact, the entire staff consists of volunteers, so we encourage you to support Rogpa Tea Stall and the wonderful work they do.
|Venue name:||Geugagae Chai-jib (Rogpa Tea Stall)|
18-1, Sajik-ro 9-gil
|Opening hours:||11:30am-10:00pm, Closed on Mon|
|Transport:||Gyeongbokgung Station(Line 3), exit 1.|
|Price:||Drinks 4,000–6,000 won, Desserts 5,000–7,000 won, Snacks 8,000 won|