So here's another cafe to put on your list if you're in Seoul. Coffee+flowers+desserts+brunch+Linus' southern smoked bbq pork!!!
The first Bloom & Goûté was off of the main Garosugil street for years-this is their new location which is one street over that recently opened this summer, still in Sinsa-dong. For those familiar with Garosugil/Sinsa-dong area, you will notice that there have been some major changes in the last few years. Quite different from when I lived there a few years ago. The local, artsy, boutique cafes are slowly disappearing, and the big brother is taking over the whole block! Ugh. However, the previous owners will not put their guard down...instead they seem to relocate their business near there for their loyal customers. Bloom & Goûté is just one of those cafes. Similar to their first location, they have a flower shop inside the cafe, as well as a good selection of desserts and coffee. I actually prefer their new location, as the interior is done well, and there is a huge improvement on their savory menu. Their savory menu only provides brunch, but the best part about it is that their croque monsieur & the eggs benedict has my good friend Linus' smoked pork! Ok, I checked this cafe out for this very reason. Never would have come up with southern style (Alabama that is) smoked pork with melted gruyere & parmesan cheese in a sandwich! You may have heard of Linus' famous smoked bbq in Seoul, doing pop-up's and catering events...I will be doing a follow up post about his goods.
Bloom & Goûté is a great spot to chat with girlfriends over brunch, and you MUST try the croque monsieur or the eggs benedict! For the boys-great date spot + you can pick out flowers on your way out for the ladies! Hahaha. Love the one stop shop deal.
Love the flowers...
Linus' smoked pork in their croque monsieur, yum!!!
Hummus with homemade meatballs. This was surprisingly good:)
It's all in the details...
Bloom & Goûté (Garosugil)
Gangnam-gu, Sinsa-dong 534-6,Seoul Korea/서울시 강남구 신사동 534-6
(next to Ikovox coffee)
Sinsa station line 3, exit 8. Walk a few blocks and take a left at J tower. Take another left at Olive Young, then another right at the first side street. When you pass Ikovox coffee to the right, it's the next side street after to the right. The Boiler Room restaurant is next to the cafe as well (sorry for the long dodgy directions, I couldnt' think of a better way to explain, haha).