Its big red metal door is, along with its name (which is from the title of film critic Lee Dong-jin’s Podcast for book lovers), quite memorable. While it is operated by Wisdom House, Red Book Café clearly presents its own brand and POV. In terms of space, it is quite spacious. Among its 3 floors, the recently renovated 1st floor which has a library-like atmosphere is where you order coffee drinks. The books being sold on this floor are film critic Lee Dong-jin's handpicked selection, which includes non-fiction, poetry and liberal arts among others (anyone who visits Red Book Café receives 10 percent discount). The 2nd floor has one of its walls filled with books, exuding a bookstore café atmosphere. The 3rd floor is a recording studio for the Red Book Café Podcast. Anyone is welcome to come and watch the show being recorded, on a first-come, first-served basis. While it is obviously focused on the cultural roles, Red Book Café is without a doubt a quality café for the menu it offers, as well. Zado Rangking Shop on the 1st floor selling desserts it has curated from all over the country provides a nice surprise with varying selections.
|Venue name:||Red Book Café|
|Opening hours:||8:20am - 10:30pm|
|Transport:||Hapjeong Station (Line 2 & 6), Exit 6|
|Price:||Americano 4,500 won, Cafe Latte 5,000 won|