Located on the northern side of Bugaksan Mountain, Café Dawon is inside Samcheonggak Resort, which was often used as a venue for high-ranking government officials’ meetings and banquets after it was built in 1972, and it has retained the atmosphere of a place once used for important meetings and negotiations. Focusing more on traditional tea blends than coffee, different teas such as black herbal tea, sujeonggwa (persimmon punch), omija tea, Korean date tea and fusion beverages like the five-grain latte are all served here.
Find these near-home spots and you'll be submerged in vacation mode. Soak up the fresh mountain air while gazing on the peaks of Inwangsan, Bugaksan and the Seoul Fortress Wall in the distance. After all, getaways are not about the mile marker but about the experience of being in nature, no?