Ddong Café in Insadong all about the dung!

by Chihon Kim
Stripes Korea

“Well, that’s a bunch of crap,” I laughed to myself as I zeroed in on the exterior of Ddong Café in Insadong.

Literally, there was a bunch of crap adorning the outside of the building. But it was fake dung, and it was cute.  I’ll admit that I’m not big on potty talk, but I did get a kick out of this café that prides itself in its poo products, from cartoon faces made in the shape of feces to toilet-shaped mugs.

The first thing you need to know is the place is clean, and the aroma that swirled in the air was of delicious coffee and cakes. Not nasty Number Two.

Drinks range from 4,800 to 7,000 won and are served in a toilet-shaped mug upon request. There is a variety of food and drinks on the menu. And although I’m sure the spaghetti with meat sauce in a toilet- shaped bowl is tasty, the prude in me thought the look was a little too realistic, if you know what I mean.

But, if you want to talk about poo and have a laugh or two, give Ddong Café a try. It’s a great place to relax with friends or ponder the essence of poo alone.

Important info

Hours: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Address: 4th floor, Ssamziegil Building, 38 Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Directions: From Anguk Station Exit 6, take the first left into Insadong and continue down the street until you see the Ssamziegil complex on the left. Ddong Cafe is on the fourth floor. Just look for the poop.

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