Seoul Cafe Crush: Berkley Coffee Social
Today's cafe crush is all about my new love, Berkley Coffee Social.
Tucked away behind the busy streets of Itaewon, this tiny cafe will make you feel like a regular from the second you walk in the door.
The cafe is one room with a large table in the middle covered in magazines, fruit, books, and even microscopes. There are a few other tables but for the most part you're sitting at the communal table with everyone else. And everyone magically seems to know each other.
This is a dog-friendly cafe so every time I've been there there have been at least 4 dogs and their owners who stop in for water and snacks. The owner knows everyone so he is always randomly making sandwiches or cutting up strawberries and just handing them out. The older man and youngest barista speak perfect English so its a comfortable spot for foreigners who aren't too sure about their Korean yet.
Their special drinks are incredible. Check out their "Gold Canary Milk" (below) that is basically turmeric ginger milk. It's ridiculous creamy and 100% good for the body/soul. Another favorite is their "Pure Apple Juice."