Folks, pay attention to this one alright! This café is by far the most impressive and most memorable one I’ve ever been to. If you’re intending to café-hop in Seoul, Hoho Myoll is one stop that you mustn’t miss. It is not located at any famous café streets; in fact the nearest ‘café’ from it was Danji.
Mini garden corner!
Peer right in and you’ll see a decorated vintage Volkswagen van – blocking half the entrance.
Walk till the end of the café and you’ll feel like you’ve just entered a scene of your favourite storybook as a child. It was definitely a dream come true for the kid in me! The entire interior of the café felt like it was built purely from imagination. There wasn’t a specific theme to it – Christmas garlands hung from the ceiling; countless French coffee press lined the counter; little figurines of sorts sat in small, lighted cubes within the walls. Every single seat in the café entitled you to a unique experience, a different point-of-view that you might not have caught if you were sitting in the next seat.
Hand-drawn murals of dishes served at Hoho Myoll!
Not even the boot of the van was spared. And yes, the van is fully functional – you can have the exclusive, VIP table to yourself if you’re lucky enough to find it empty!
Oreo Cheesecake (USD$7/S$9) – Now, even the dessert turned out to be photogenic! The hand-piped Myoll was flawless; only a true artist could create this. You know, the feeling I had while tasting the cheesecake for the first time was akin to watching fireworks from front-row seats. It was amazing, to say the least. Slightly frozen, the cream cheese was extremely velvety and smooth, seamlessly complemented by the outstanding taste of Oreo crumbs that were not annoyingly lumpy. The cheesecake base was bursting with Oreo flavours too. A dessert worthy of a Michelin Star.
Patbingsu (USD$12/S$15) – Just to let you know, I seldom agree to red beans but I had to give it up for this one. Topped with a generous amount of chopped almonds, the red beans had an extra crunch to them. They weren’t cooked till soggy but remained solid and grainy. Drenched with syrup and milk, you’ll scoop right to the bottom of the bowl to have some of the fine ice flakes together with these yummy red beans. Totally enjoyable!
Iced Maple Latte (USD$6/S$7.50) – Good stuff is good stuff. Indisputable.
Cute shadows of our happy spoons.
The BFF and I stayed at Hoho Myoll for hours and hours. Everything was perfect.
Hoho Myoll Café
서울시 마포구 상수동 93-44 1F
93-44 Mapo-gu, Sangsu-dong, Seoul
Directions : Sangsu Station, Line 6, Exit 2. Turn left and walk towards Hongik University.