“Blüte would have been great to write about if it were still open,” a few friends commented when they found we were writing this piece. Though the original Hannam-dong location closed down a few months ago, many are unaware they relocated to a side street in Hongdae. Meaning flower or blossom in German, Blüte is the quintessential garden café to witness both. Outdoor seating means dainty patio chairs under shady trees and potted flowers while sitting inside makes for picturesque flowers, both recently bloomed and dried. Though not necessarily comfortable for lounging around and drinking, a small garden shed beside the main building best defines “lovely.” Hundreds of yellow roses hang from the ceiling and recreate a scene from the famous 2003 Korean drama Summer Scent. Beware the power-bloggers galore, but the café is still quite lovely.
12, Wausan-ro 14-gil
|Opening hours:||Mon 10am–12pm. Thurs, Fri, Sat 10–1am.|
|Transport:||Sangsu Station (line 6), exit 2|
|Price:||Juices from 9,000 won. Brunch from 11,000 won.|