Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s book ‘A Room of One’s Own’, Woolf Social Club (울프소셜클럽) wants to provide a space where one can enjoys good food, good music as well as a place where people can freely voice their opinions and be part of a discussions about different issues. In an interview with NYLON Magazine, the owner stated, “In his book, Wolf talked about ‘the sophistication, temperance, and dignity that luxury and personal freedom and space created.’ It is a material that is necessary to imagine something better than the present. I also hope to enrich the imagination of someone here by filling the space with vinyl, tea, food, and my character that can not be torn by the caustic rain. I would like them to return to their own room with such a feeling.”
My cousin and I went to Woolf Social Club for brunch on Saturday a couple of weeks after they just opened. I really like their space. It’s not too big, but it’s not too small either. The weather was warm and they had the windows open so we got to enjoy the sunlight and the cool breeze while we’re inside. Jazz music was playing on the background and the place wasn’t really busy when we got there.
We ordered Ham & Cheese Jaffle and Pork Belly Bun for our mains and Masala Chai Milk Tea and Mint Chocolate Black Tea for our drinks. The food was good and the staff was friendly (the owner speaks fluent English too). By the time we finished our meal, the place was pretty packed. I guess everybody’s just started their day late on a Saturday. I definitely recommend this place for brunch or if you’re looking for a cozy open-space cafe/restaurant to hang out at. Try their Highball or Espresso Martini if you are having a hard time choosing what drink to order.
Woolf Social Club • 울프소셜클럽
Address: 서울특별시 용산구 한남동 795-2
Hours: 12:00-22:00 (Monday - Saturday) | 12:00 - 21:00 (Sundays) | Closed on Wednesdays