Well, I think it’s safe to say that Botton is now one of my favorite vegan-friendly coffee shops in Seoul. The more I visit this spot, the more I love it (check first blog post here). And I’m not just saying that because they stock Alien’s Day Out Bake Shop vegan treats, although that is rad in and of itself (yea, ok, I’m totally biased). Honestly though, it’s a really charming, calm space and the ladies who work there are just truly lovely people.
But more than anything, THIS is why I love Botton. The barista can do a soy cafe latte with latte art!! At the time of this writing, as far as I know, this is the only cafe in Seoul that does this with soy milk. Other coffee shops will just give you a mug with foam on top, but at Botton, you can enjoy your vegan latte in style! She said it doesn’t come out quite as good as when using regular dairy, because the soy milk they use has a lower fat content, but if you ask me, it came out pretty spanking awesome. I freaking love them. And it tasted amazing too. Deep, rich flavors, and slightly sweet even without any sugar. Admittedly, their drinks are on the pricey side, but they use high quality coffee from Forest Coffee Roasters and personally, I reckon it’s totally worth it.
Oh, and I have been making vegan cakes and cupcakes for Botton cafe every week! They like to switch up the flavors each time, but here are a few they’ve carried recently: chocolate with mint frosting, lemon with blueberry frosting, and red velvet with vanilla buttercream frosting.
Hanging out with the barista and taste-testing some baked goodies. :) I’m really excited about our partnership because the ladies that run the cafe are just so awesome and they kick ass. They always make customers feel so welcomed.
Directions to Botton Cafe:
Noksapyeong Station, like 6, Exit 1. Come out the exit and take the overpass bridge. Pass Petra’s restaurant on your left and follow the road as it curves. Botton will be around the corner, on your left.
Itaewon Station line 6, exit 1. Walk straight, til you almost reach the end of Itaewon street. Before you get to the end, you will see a narrow road that veers to the right and up a hill. Walk uphill, passing Cup & Bowl and Hillside bar on your right. Botton will be on your right. About a 10 minute walk from the station.
Open hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-11pm. Closed on Mondays
Address: 서울시 용산구 이태원동 455-23
They don’t have a website, but if you can read Korean, follow their twitter page, where they announce new dessert items and cafe updates etc.
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