Korean coffee shop allows you to paint your own mug

by Naomi Blenkinsop
Stripes Korea

At Café Jool, paint your very own coffee mug whilst enjoying a delicious café latte or Americano. An arts and craft/hobby café that allows customers to enjoy a fun, creative activity while filling up on caffeine, Café Jool opened in 2010 and fits in well with the artsy, trendy streets of Hongdae.

The first thing to do here is choose the size and style of mug you would like to paint.  Each mug is priced differently depending on your choice, ranging from KRW 16,000 – 26,000. After being given a set of paints, the owner – although his English speaking skills are not strong – will give instructions and tips on how paint the mug.  

With the café virtually full of handmade painted mugs, a variety of different styles provide inspiration for your creation. After decorating, either pick up your mug in two weeks or have it delivered to your door.  Café Jool is the perfect café to come alone to enjoy an artsy afternoon or with friends for a fun art date.

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