Day 14 Itinerary (Part 2)
I’m really on a roll lolol to finish up all the entries. JIAYOU PAULA! Right so we left off the last entry with NIT Coffee. If you realised then, we didn’t really have a proper meal the entire day save for breakfast at the guesthouse and the tteokbokki that we shared so by then we were kinda craving for a full meal. Made our way to Hongdae to meet our dance instructor for dinner. Yes, our dance instructor is from Korea and his classes are all very hard T____T
He chose this restaurant Seoga & Cook and I guess it’s quite popular with the locals because it was full house despite having more than 3 levels of eating space when we reached. Had to wait close to an hour before we were seated, luckily there is a waiting room next to the entrance of the restaurant for people to wait so we weren’t entirely out in the cold lol.
Turns out the place specialises in western fare like pasta and steak and they tasted pretty awesome! I can understand why there was a queue now haha.
There are quite a few outlets of this chain so you can Google to find out whether there is one near you. We were at the second outlet in Hongdae 서가앤쿡 홍대2호점. Address for reference: 서울 마포구 창전동 6-133.
Went for drinks at a cafe (what’s new lol) to just chill and catch-up with each other. He brought along another of our dance instructors so it was pretty fun! We actually brought them some bak kwa and milo as gifts because they stayed in Singapore for some time back in 2013 so hopefully these will remind them of the wonderful times in Singapore. Thanks for the treat 쌤~ See you again in Korea next year hehe.
We then left to our final destination of the day, a dog cafe near Hapjeong Station called Bau House. It was mainly the bad experience that we had in the Busan dog cafe that prompted us to want to go to another dog cafe. The bff and Stella also highly recommended this dog cafe instead as they’ve visited it on their previous trip to Seoul.
Take the metro to Hapjeong Station Exit 3. You will see the BBQ chicken restaurant belonging to Infinite’s Sungyeol once you’ve emerged onto the main road right behind you. Go past the restaurant and turn left into the road. You will spot a black building with Bau House on the first floor. ALternatively, you can choose to take Exit 4 at Hapjeong Station and walk straight until you reach the BBQ restaurant then turn right into the same road.
Address for reference: 서울특별시 마포구 서교동 394-44 제일빌딩 후면 1층
Can I just say how impressed I was by the entire place? This makes the Busan dog cafe pale so much in comparison because the dogs were all very well maintained and you can see the staff cleaning up their poo and urine constantly! The place didn’t smell – in fact it had an indoor air purifier which just says so much about Bau House’s upkeep of the cafe.
Admission is free but you’ll have to purchase one drink as usual so you can take your pick from the menu.
The whole cafe is divided into 2 segments – one for larger dogs and one for smaller dogs. I guess this prevents the larger dogs from bullying the smaller ones. And the dogs were all so fluffffehhhhhhh!
Take a look at this handsome husky! Because it was so late at night (we arrived at 10pm, about an hour before closing time) the dogs seemed less active than usual and many were like this husky just lying down in one corner.
Cute and calm Dachshund dog.
We obviously spent alot of time trying to interact with the dogs and taking pictures with them.
We bought a bag of dog food and then that was when chaos went loose. Not as much as when we were at the cat cafe but at least the dogs were more responsive to us lol! #陪客 #nofoodnotalk
This golden retriever only bothered to sit still because Wanjun was feeding it food. And then we have the dog whisperer among the four of us hahaha!
She just plays with them so well while I was mainly amused by how all the dogs – big and small – all flocked to her naturally and just avoided me FML. Clearly not a dog person here #sosad
Compilation for the bff and the dogs haha
The staff closed the big dogs area about half an hour later so we switched over to the small dogs area.
The Dachshund actually came over as well lol
Dog whisperer doing her magic. All the small puppies just naturally flocked to her like I said and I was just relegated to taking pictures for her HAHAHA.
Thanks to Wanjun I managed to take a selfie with this trio of puppies!
Although we didn’t spend much time at Bau House, I highly recommend this dog cafe if you would like to visit one on your trip to Seoul. Then after that you can go support Sungyeol by patronising his restaurant just outside haha! #Inspirit4ever
The dog cafe closed at 11pm so we left the place and attempted to have supper at Sungyeol’s restaurant but the kitchen was close by then.
We did however meet his mum there (his parents run the place) and then we just took pictures with her and wished her good health before leaving to catch the last few trains back to Myeongdong.
Alright and that is the end of Day 14. I will end off the trip in the next entry where we return back to Singapore.
Till then, have a good day! ^^