Korean cafe mixes coffee and photography

Korean cafe mixes coffee and photography

by Naomi Blenkinsop
Stripes Korea

One thing Koreans love alongside their coffee is taking pictures or selfies with smart phones. Photographer Min Jun Choi cleverly capitalized on these two trends by opening Coffeegraphy, which combines the Korean love of coffee with photography.

Nestled nicely in the picturesque backstreets of Itaewon alongside many other hidden must-see shops, cafes and restaurants, Choi specializes in casual, spontaneous photography, providing customers with props to enhance the photo fun factor.  Divided into two (one half being the café and the other being the photo studio), this café has become extremely popular in a short time.

Customers often call beforehand to check if it’s busy although reservations cannot be made; it’s first come, first serve.  Fortunately, with a great menu of lattes, teas, smoothies and even a few pastries, these can tide you over while you wait. Choi takes photos in several poses and styles so customers have a good variety to choose from after being uploaded to his computer. Choose your favorite ones to print in black and white or color to take home with you. Coffeegraphy is the ideal café for good friends, couples and even families who want to capture their fun, silly side on film.

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