Alien's Day Out

Cafe Mano, Revisited

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It has been almost two years since I last went to Cafe Mano, which is sad because I used to go there so often!  So this visit was definitely long-overdue. As one of the very few nearly-all-vegan cafes in Seoul, I’m glad that they are still around and doing well~

IMG_2889.jpgSome new window art. Aw gee~ thanks!

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Veg magazines and pamphlets~

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I noticed that they have embraced the vegan theme more than before. Infact, there is now a little sign explaining ‘vegetarianism’ and ‘veganism’ in Korean, and their dishes and drinks are more clearly marked with the actual word “vegan” all over the place! :)

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They used to have more cookies, pies, and other baked goods in the fridge display, but I didn’t see much of that this time around. Instead, they now have a few light meal options such as chickpea salad and vegetable stew, as well as vegan waffles! We just got drinks but I will have to visit again to try their waffles next time.

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They also have an expanded summer menu with various icy frappuccino drinks. They all looked amazing and tempting but in the end we settled on a Brown Rice & Almond Milk Shake (5,500), and a Red Bean Green Tea Frappe (6,000).

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The brown rice almond milk shake was really delicious and, for lack of a better word, almondy. Instead of just strained almond milk, they blended up whole almonds and included the pulp, which gave it a little bit of texture. The pulp eventually settled to the bottom of the glass, but that wasn’t a problem because we could just stir it up again with the straw. It was sweet, nutty, and refreshing!

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The green tea frapp was also pretty amazing. It definitely had an intense green tea flavor, which was complemented by the sweet, earthy red bean paste. I just love this combination. The smoothie was nice and thick too, so you could eat it with a spoon if you so desired. You can also tell that they make their own ‘pat’ red beans, so kudos to them for that.

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Directions to Cafe Mano:
Please refer to the map below. It’s about a 7-10 minute walk from Hyehwa station, Exit 4.
Hours: 12 noon – 10pm
Closed on Sundays and every third Monday.

 

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6 Comments

  1. Hi Mipa! I mentioned you on my blog tonight :) :)

  2. awww cafe mano!! im craving some of their patbingsoo right now! that almond drink sounds amazing too…must go next time i’m in korea!!!

  3. I started to follow your post because your a vegan and I’ve been one for about nine months. But it’s such an interesting post. I never thought South Korea had so much vegan places or writing in english. It’s been a suprise.

    Thanks for showing us your world.

  4. Hi,

    Visiting your blog after a gap of about an year. Such wonderful food and extremely well written blogs.
    just WOW!!

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