Dec 212012
Lzone Language Cafe + International Party on Weekends!

BY STEFAN BROWN During the day, Lzone Language Cafe might seem an unassuming, fourth-floor coffee vendor with an uncommonly high concentration of foreigners.  If you were to hang out long enough, you’d realize that you weren’t just in a cafe, but a language school as well, albeit a very chill one, run on volunteer labor.  About the same time you […]

Oct 142011
Used Books in KSU - Fully Booked

BY MELISSA TAIT Fully Booked is a cafe/bar/restaurant/second hand bookstore in KSU that creates a very cosy vibe and literary atmosphere. It opened in September and filled a hole needed by the local English speaking community. Obviously, books are heavy and not great for travelling, but reading is awesome. So most people here acquire a couple of books, […]

Jun 212011
Oak CnC cafe - Kyungsung

My fiancé and I started our EFL teaching stint in Prague. I don’t know if you’ve ever been, but Prague=beer. Cheap beer. And good beer. While I totally miss the beer, what I miss more is the atmosphere of the beer-drinking establishments. Beer gardens are of course high on that list, as are the regular […]

Apr 202011
Cappuccino - a cafe in Kyungsung

We’re on the 3rd floor trying to get some work done, but the two college students a few tables over are smoking like factories and playing the loudest damn game of Kawi Bawi Bo I’ve ever heard in my life. It goes on like that for five more minutes, and we’re starting to get perturbed […]

Mar 222011
Painted Chair: The Gallery Cafe (Kyungsung)

***CLOSED AS OF 7/2013???*** Right as you walk up the stairs to the Painted Chair, you’ll see that this cafe has more character than most others (if not ALL others). Tiny chairs pepper the stairwell, leading the way up to the Terrace Cafe on the 2nd floor and the Gallery Cafe on the 3rd floor […]

Mar 162011
Gelateria: A Kyungsung Cafe

*update: Gelateria is now serving bottled beer. Nice! I recently made a trip to the Busan immigration office (fun!!!) and was going back to Daeyeon-dong to kill some time before work. It was one of those classic dilemmas: do I go all the way home to spend 30 minutes there, or should I hang out […]