The other day we were doing one of my favorite things, wandering around Hapjeong 합정 when we ran into this adorable Korean theme cafe! We had originally set out to go visit Cafe Minon for some cupcakes, but lately they have been closed and will not pick up the phone! I hope they did not go out of business D: ANYWAY, you could just tell from the outside that it was going to be cute, so naturally I dragged Nara in.
On the way down the small side steps a cute wooden sign with the cafe’s mascot greeted us
Inside was a simple space that was filled with little drawings, vintage cards, stickers, comics, and treasures
Little handmade dolls of Lazy Cat sat perched in the windowsill with tiny bottles of coffee beans
throughout the cafe the walls and any open shelf had very cute and simple art from a variety of artists
and Lazy Cat himself made appearances throughout the cafe in every space possible.
The owner hand drew the menu, so of course it is adorable!
Dutch coffee is quite popular in Korea~ Lazy Cat had that on the menu plus Dutch Soju! Interesting!
If you are in a snacking mood they also have sandwiches, bagels, noodles, cereal, roll cake and a few other fun snacks!
The food looks so yummy… MUST come back to try some!
Lots of lattes and other yummy drinks to pick from, plus ice cream affogato ♥
Through a doorway in the back you can enter the main room to order~ it was a clutter of things to mix with and sacks of imported beans, but a cute clutter nevertheless.
Let’s have some drinks with Lazy Cat!
This cafe is owned by the artist who drew all the adorable black cat doodles throughout the inside. Her style is so cute, isn’t it?
Coffee tastes better when it is made by someone handsome in a tie lol ♥
Of course this sort of cafe MUST have its own cafe cat~ he was hiding out by the cash register today! So pretty! Apparently he was the inspiration for the cafe’s name because he is insanely lazy hahaha sounds like my cat Gogo.
I ordered a Strawberry Aide and Nara ordered the Mint Coffee on ice which is apparently a popular drink here ♥
They use that slushy ice in drinks here! I feel like such a kid…. but I love slush ice and that super soft crunchy kind, do you know what I mean? Shows how easy I am to please, as soon as the glasses came out I was like, “Huuuungg~SLUSH ICE, YEAAAH!” at the table ^^;
They also gave use some yummy bitty cookies to nibble on
In one of the corners they have a tiny little room filled with cute toys and goodies that we picked to hide out in
Lots of fun Japanese goodies mixed around in this cafe and vintage art.
aside from the menus, this table had a drawing book and some pencils + crayons for you to use and add your own little piece of art to the 게으른고양이 collection!
We saw some Japanese drawings + notes as well, although most seemed to be by a Korean students ^^
Nara could not resist and set to work right away on an Alpaca doodle
I added a quick one as well~ now if you visit the cafe you can see our doodles in the book ♥
if drawing does not interest you, no worries! The cafe had plenty of books and comic books out to enjoy in both Korean and Japanese.
In the front of the cafe they have the most adorable little gift shop filled with mainly artist-made items, prints, shirts, and cute cat goodies.
You can have cute coffee with Lazy Cat every day with these mugs!
These buttons are amazing. Lately I have been so crazy about over the top vintage inspired comic girls with sparkle eyes crying or just being all prissy. Reminds me of the amazing ads earlier this year for the Pyunkang Herbal Doctor in Gangnam
Awesome Maiden tote bags and a rack filled with amazing artist prints and small books. It was like a mini Comic World
They also had a table FILLED with all sorts of fun candy to buy and snack on at the cafe. The cuter, the better!
Restaurants, Hofs, and cafes in Korea love to display empty bottles outside the building in arrangements~ Lazy Cat did this as well, but in the cutest way possible of course
Lazy cat is a tiny walk into the center of Hapjeong, but it is like a peaceful neighborhood for most of the area so I enjoy it. Cafes are nested all around, and when you are done you can easily walk to lower Hongdae right after, so it is a nice thing to do on the weekends! As a starting point, Exit #3 at Hapjeong Station on the Green Line is the best way to go!
Since the area has changed a lot since Naver maps went through to take photos I can not give you much in the way of photo directions, but please eyeball the map the best you can or pull up an online map to street view if you need more help~ it is not too hard ♥
서울특별시 마포구 서교동 404-13
Hours: 12:00 noon- 2:00am