My seven-year-old was getting impatient and cranky, and I could not blame him. We've been walking all morning, starting from that uphill tour of the Bukchon Hanok Village. I was feeling pretty tired myself, and cold, too. It was winter, after all, and the temperature that day was at 4 degrees Celsius.
Yue was all smiles when we exited Gwanghwamun Gate, very much excited at the thought of going home. We could have gone straight to nearby Dongdaemun, but I chose not to because Yue gets very impatient whenever I go shopping.
"Yue, let's have cake before we go home," I told him with a bright smile. He gave me a tired look, but agreed with me anyway. And so we hailed a cab, and headed straight for Mouse Rabbit Cafe. Yes, it's the coffee shop owned by Yesung of Super Junior. And that's exactly the main reason why we went all the way to Hwayangdong for cake (and coffee, too).
|Mouse Rabbit, finally!|
|The Mouse and the Rabbit.|
"We're here?" he asked while yawning. "Yes, we just walk a few steps down this alley, and look! There it is!" I said, pointing towards the logo of the mouse and rabbit. Yue gamely posed for photos outside the cafe.
|Welcome to Mouse Rabbit!|
Welcome to Mouse Rabbit!
There were already quite a few customers when we arrived, but most of them were seated at the basement. It's like a rabbit hole down there where guests can take off their shoes and sit on the floor comfortably.
|Figurines displayed by the staircase.|
|Bonamana! And a view of the basement through that glass.|
Yue and I preferred to sit at the second floor, where the regular chairs and tables are. We sat at this corner, where a Charlie Chaplin film was being projected on the wall.
|Feeling at home.|
|Mouse Rabbit merchandise - mugs, tumblers, soy candles.|
|Still can't decide which cake to choose...|
|Cakes, cookies, and muffins on display.|
|Food photos before we dig in. :)|
|Caramel Machiatto, 5000 won.|
|Chocolate Muffin, 2500 won.|
|Raspberry Cheesecake, 5800 won.|
|Yue at the seat by the staircase.|
|A small study area by the corner.|
|Snowglobes on display! Not for sale, though.|