I love Wednesdays. I know a lot of people absolutely abhor this day, but I never work on Wednesdays, so obviously I have no reason to hate it. Today was an especially great Wednesday. I escaped the humid hell that Daegu (or Daefrica, as the locals like to call it) is at this time of year for the balmy city of Busan. Okay, so I kind of had to go there to pick up my passport. (Got a shiny new visa to China–Shanghai Disneyland three weeks from today!) However, after a quick run to the Chinese consulate, the rest of my day was spent lounging around on Haeundae beach followed by coffee at the most wonderful little café.
Ah, there it is. I won’t bore you with too many details of my relaxing day. I’ll skip straight to what you came here to read about. I discovered a great little café in Busan called “Le Café Paul Cézanne”. What a great name for a café. I mean, who wouldn’t want to drink coffee in a café named after the father of modern art?
I wish I could show you the outside of the café. It’s sweet and pink and reminiscent of a dollhouse. Unfortunately, my friends and I went there later in the evening, and the only pictures I took did not turn out well. However, if you’re interested in the exterior, there is a picture on the café’s instagram. (le_cafe_paul_cezanne)
Walking into the café was a somewhat magical experience. Mainly because as we walked inside, an instrumental version of “How Far I’ll Go” was playing softly in the background. We ordered our coffee and then snapped a few pictures before heading up the stairs to find some comfy seats.
Shortly after sitting down, the sweet woman who was running the café brought us our drinks. I got an iced caramel macchiato, and I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t one of the best I’ve ever had. The coffee was smooth and it wasn’t overly sweet. (In my opinion, that’s always a great quality in what my friends and I refer to as “dessert drinks”) I also ordered delicious madeleines which were lemon flavored.
I wish this café were in Daegu. Not only were the drinks amazing, but the music was perfect. It was not overbearing, and everything was an instrumental cover of songs ranging from Disney to songs off of recent K-drama OSTs. Combine the music with the adorable decor, and it lent to the perfect atmosphere for some daydreaming. After around an hour and a half of planning about our future, grown-up apartment together, (which will most likely include a dress up trunk and a Lego coffee table) I snapped a few more pictures of the lovely interior before my friends and I caught a train home to Daefrica.
All in all, it was a great day that ended in visiting a great café. If you ever find yourself in Busan, I recommend grabbing a drink and doing some daydreaming here. ♥