At Rose Mansion located in Seong-su, seeing someone's underwear being dried on the rooftop next door isn't all that awkward. Itself a humble old house, the charm of the café found at the end of a maze filled with old-fashioned signs and shrub roses is, in fact, the mundane, nostalgic and comforting vibes.
If you're trying to get inside, though, it's not all that simple; you might end up opening every door you see and climbing up and down the staircases several times before getting your drink. What you want to look for is the wooden door that'll lead you to the counter.
Once inside, you'll feel relieved, especially if you're into cute social media things—vintage furniture, old-school chandeliers, and little novelty items complete Instagram-worthy scenes available on any angle. As for the menu, the most popular item here is the Rose Latte which has red velvet syrup in it. The "rooftop special" combining 4 types of freshly squeezed detox juices, skewers and beer offers an "interesting" yet easy choice for a group.
There are now so many cafés located in Seongsu, but we have a feeling that Rose Mansion will soon be the next trendy spot in the area. After all, Daelim Changgo and Onion and all the other "Seongsu-y" are packed on weekends, and Rose Mansion will offer at least some space for you to breathe.