Seated on the scenic Bugak Skyway, Adela Bailey offers one refreshing sanctuary you won't want to leave. But first, you'll need to pass the dingy, almost abandoned-looking front that seems to have popped out of the late 80's and also disregard the unpleasantly old-fashioned decor on the first floor. Just find the stairs, walk out to the outdoor seating area and you'll see Inwangsan mountain on one side and Bukhansan mountain on the other. On weekdays, most of the tables remain empty and you'll have all the space and tranquility you needed in Seoul.
What's one to order at such a random place, especially given that food isn't exactly its forté? As most visitors do, you might feel the urge to skip the food and opt for a drink to pay your dues. But then, at Adela Bailey, a cup of Americano comes with the 9,000-won price tag. So, once you're here, you might want to consider having a plate of pasta that'll fill you right up for the walk down the Skyway. There is also the lunch course which comes with an antipasto, soup, pasta (or risotto) and coffee (or tea). Priced at 28,000 won, it's available 7 days a week, until 3pm.
One more thing: it's really not that difficult to get to Adela Bailey without driving. The cab ride from Gyeongbokgung Station (line 3, exit 7) will cost you about 4,000 won. If you don't mind a bit of an uphill, you can also take a bus to Jahamun Gate/Yun Dong-ju Literature House bus stop and walk for 10 minutes. In fact, it's not a bad idea to take a stroll through the scenic, fragrant hill leading to the hidden reward with a pleasantly confusing façade.
|Venue name:||Adela Bailey|
|Opening hours:||Mon - Sun 11:30am - 10pm|
|Price:||Americano 9,000 won, Lunch Course 28,000 won, Pastas and Risottos 21,000 won - 25,000 won|