If you’re reading articles titled somewhere along the lines of ‘Pretty Cafes to visit in Garosugil’, Cafe Mula (카페 뮬라) probably made it to 9 out of 10 of those kind of articles. Located in the quieter side of Garosugil (가로수길), Cafe Mula’s entrance is quite simple and almost hidden. Unless you turn your head and look into the small alley like path leading to the cafe, you could’ve easily missed the entrance of this place. What I love about this place is the glass rooftop that they have on half of the space of the cafe. The combination of the amount of natural lighting shining through the ceiling and the pretty interior that they have will make you feel like you’re having tea time in a beautiful greenhouse. I’ve been here a couple of times and for some reason, every time I was here, it’s always on a gloomy day (which I don’t mind to be honest) and I still like the place. Imagine being here on a sunny day when all the sunlight brightly lit the place. The atmosphere is probably even more awesome.
Since its opening day, the thing that people usually order when visiting this place is their Tiramisu (or at least that’s the picture people Instagrammed the most at this place), so I ordered their Tiramisu and a cup of hot tea on the side the first time I came to visit this cafe with my friend. The tiramisu was alright. I mean, I’m not an expert in Tiramisu or anything so I can’t really say if this is the best Tiramisu in town or not. I feel like there are so many cafes in Seoul that offer Tiramisu as their dessert menu and all of them just tasted similar (maybe they have the same recipe or got them from the same source? I dunno). But, in my opinion, I could use a little bit more ladyfingers and less of the mascarpone. It’d be nice to have the ladyfingers with the mascarpone instead of the other way around. Too whipped-creamy for my taste. But hey, that’s just me. On another visit though, I tried their green tea latte and it was pretty good. Solid green tea latte at this place.
If you’re looking for a spot to chill in Garosugil, I would definitely recommend this place. It was pretty crowded with both locals and tourists when it was just opened a couple of years ago, but I think nowadays, it’s getting less crowded. I’m not 100% sure but at least on my latest visit, the cafe wasn’t as crowded as it used to be. But then again, I went on a Monday afternoon, so that could be one of the reasons why.
Here’s a video of the place:
Cafe Mula • 카페 뮬라
Address: 서울 강남구 압구정로4길 13-12
Hours: 10:00 - 22:00 (Sunday - Thursday) | 10:00 - 23:00 (Friday - Saturday)