Photos by ChiHon Kim
Photos by ChiHon Kim

Get your caffeine fix at 9 BLOCK

by ChiHon Kim
Stripes Korea

Located in the Stay HEALING PARK, the 9 BLOCK café is known in the neighborhood for its high-quality coffee. While many tourists use this spot as a caffeine fix break, the park is also home to a spa, swimming pool, bakery, fitness center, art gallery, and therapy room. There is also a nice strolling path around the building.

Though there were many customers in the café when I visited, the spacious location, music, lighting, and artwork combine to create a comforting atmosphere. While there, I made a stop at the bakery for some of their naturally fermented bread but all of they were sold out, so plan ahead if you’re interested in the special baked goods served here.

Though I knew this place is known for their coffee, I opted against a caffeine jolt and ordered the lemon tea. I settled into a comfy seat and waited for the cozy tea. At first sip, the lemon tea was disappointing. The hot tea was only lukewarm and because of this the tea powder had not melted and was instead floating at the top. That’s what I get for ordering a tea at a coffee joint, I suppose.

But, don’t let my mistake discourage you from making a stop at 9 BLOCK. The café area is nice and is a good place for a break during your travels solo or with your family and friends.

Entrance Fee: 5,000 won (Keep the entrance ticket, you can use it like money in the park.) 
Address: 157 Hanseo-ro 268beon-gil, Seorak-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do
Phone: 031-580-3804
Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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