Finding Ban Bossy Boutique (밴보시부티크) on my first visit to this place was quite and ordeal. Originally, I was looking for a cafe called Plank & Gilt. I looked up and followed the direction to this cafe, and I was so sure that I already arrived at the right spot. But then, there’s no Plank & Gilt sign found anywhere in the building of the address or anywhere close to that spot. I even try to check out the area surrounding the building and made my way around the block twice. After a good 20 minutes of searching, I was ready to give up when I finally noticed that there’s a cafe on the third floor of the building where Plank & Gilt was supposed to be, but the name’s different. At this point, I thought might as well check the place out. Better than nothing right? I stepped into the cafe and, lo and behold, the interior of the cafe is the same as Plank & Gilt but the name on the wall is now Ban Bossy Boutique. Turned out, the cafe changed their name to Ban Bossy Boutique but kept everything else the same.
Ban Bossy Boutique is one of the nicer cafes I found around Hongdae (홍대) area. The cafe is spacious, with a lot of natural lighting coming in from the big windows surrounding the space. The interior is a combination of marble tables and various furnitures with different pastel colors combination, such as pink, mint, grey, white, and rose gold as accent color. This place is definitely a good place to take photos and the cafe is very Instagrammable.
As for menu choice, they have plenty to choose from. Coffee, tea, juice, and desserts are available for more lighter options. But if you want something more fulfilling, there are food options available as well as beer and wine options to go with that. I was happy that I was able to order tea from their 28 tea bags collection (pretty rare for cafes to have good extensive tea selections). This place is definitely a good place to hangout with your girlfriends and my tip is to come during day time if you wanna take some photos inside the cafe and enjoy the view.
Ban Bossy Boutique • 밴보시부티크
Address: 서울특별시 마포구 서교동 408-17 3층
Hours: 12:00 - 22:00 (Weekdays) | 11:00 - 22:00 (Weekend)