Perched on the hill that connects Itaewon with Gyeongridan sits a café named C Through. With its gray façade exposing its sleek, modern, and the minimally colorful interior, it's almost lonely-looking from outside yet welcoming at the same time. For those of you who are an avid fan of the TV program My Little Television, yes this is the café that was aired. You’ll notice the small My Little Television logos attached to the Polaroid-sized picture/description menu cards displayed on the cashier.
Lee Kang-bin, the owner and barista of the café has also made it on quite a few internationally-known online media Korea’s famed coffee artist. He is noted for his ‘Creamart’ which is essentially Dutch coffee with thick sweet cream. It comes with an elaborate painting on top like Van Gough's The Starry Night. Lee provides this service to only one person a day creating an artwork of their choice. If you are looking for a special drink with a special message for that special someone, you might want to make a reservation through Instagram. Of the few other items that are available, ‘Scotchino’ is a popular choice and also one that was shown on the television show. The description of the drink translates into: “A Scotch candy tasting drink, overflowing with sensibility.” It’ll make more sense when you take your first sip—you also won’t regret trying it. Served in a mini tea cup, the thick creamy like foam comes overflowing, sprinkled with cacao and coffee powder. Whether is it made with real butterscotch candy or not we will never know as Lee kindly refused to mention the ingredients, nevertheless the drink is beautifully composed of a rich taste and texture, both sweet and lightly bitter at times. All of C Through’s drink items are fashionably vibrant and authentic, making it a great place to enjoy a quite part of Gyeongridan’and great coffee.
|Venue name:||C Through||Contact:|
37, Noksapyeong-daero 40na-gil
|Opening hours:||Mon-Tue 14:00-22:00, Wed-Sun 12:00-22:00|
|Transport:||Noksapyeong Station (line 6) exit 2. 10 mins walk.|
|Price:||Scotchino 6,000 won, Creamart 10,000 won, Anything 5,000 won|