*UPDATE Fall 2013* ADO is not longer selling vegan cakes at TaiLor Coffee. You can now find ADO vegan bakeshop at PLANT in Itaewon.
This post is way overdue~~ I’ve been meaning to blog about one of my fave cafes in Hongdae for ages. You guys might remember last year I blogged about a hip little coffee shop called ‘Forest Coffee Roasters.’ Well near the end of last year, the owner closed down that shop and reopened his cafe & roastery in a new location, under a brand new name: TaiLor Coffee. It has the same roaster, same barista, and same delicious coffee, but it’s got a completely different vibe from the previous Forest shop. It’s classy, sharp, and so much more spacious.
The coffee shop is in the half-basement, and then directly above it is where all the roasting goes on~ There is even an open area that is the perfect place to chill and be productive when it’s nice outside~
The menu board. Lattes, flat whites, dutch coffee, and more. It’s Hongdae, so the prices are steeper than average… you just gotta think of it as paying extra for the hang-out spot. And you get 2,000 discount if you get it to-go. There is no soymilk option on the menu yet, but I’ll let you know if they add it.
In addition to the change of location and name, here’s another exciting big change: they are now selling ADO vegan cakes!! :) Yup, so now in addition to Botton in Itaewon, you can now get cake in Hongdae, at this lovely coffee shop. I’m incredibly grateful to them for wanting vegan desserts, over all the other omni options out there. It means a lot~ :) *UPDATE Fall2013* ADO is not longer selling vegan cakes at TaiLor Coffee. You can now find ADO vegan bakeshop at PLANT in Itaewon.
Vegan lemon blueberry cake, half-eaten. :) The dessert/cake flavor will change day-to-day, but hopefully there will be a steady supply of vegan cake every day of the week.
Directions to TaiLor Coffee:
Hongik University Station, Line 2, Exit 8. When you come out the exit stairs, turn right and walk straight. Turn left at the small roundabout, crossing the street so that you are on the sidewalk. Walk to the next roundabout and turn right, after the bbq restaurant on the corner. Cross the street and walk up (slightly uphill) for two blocks. At the second block, turn left into the alleyway (there is a realtor agency on the corner) and then make the first right, after Sim’s Tapas restaurant. The cafe will be on your left. 5 minute walk from station exit.
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