BAU house caféMay 26, 2007
Matty and I finally bit the bullet and went to a dog café… NOT the kind that might first come to mind when you think of Korea, ooh nooo. Our fun neighborhood find of the week is the BAU house café (a remarkably clever western-appropriated name by Korean standards), a cute little place where you can have refreshments and hang with the luckiest pups in the country. They’ve got about 15 permanent residents and a handful of boarders at any given moment, all of which run around the café (and even on top of the tables!) at will and offer themselves up for good lovin’ by the clientèle. Not surprisingly, they all became much more interested in us after we bought the dog treats that are for sale there! We’ve become quite the cat lovers over the years, but having both grown up with dogs, we do thoroughly revel in a good dog fix when we can get it. Oh, and as the last picture shows, BAU house is also home to the bravest cat in Korea, Sarang (“love”). The sole feline resident of the establishment, she’s as calm and loving as can be, and just sits there purring, observing the fray of canine silliness with a look of bemusement on her face.
Seoul, Mapo-gu 서울시 마포구
Seogyo-dong 서교동 405-13번지 3rd floor 바우하우스
This is a really nice part of Hongdae, with a great sangria bar, gourmet bibimbap place, and coffee shop in the immediate area.
Here are the best directions I can offer.
If you can bring your dog on the subway:
-Walk straight ahead to first big intersection
-Turn right, walk straight ahead, over slight hill
-At Koryo restaurant, where the street bends left, turn right
If you have to drive: If you come early enough in the evening. You can park on “parking lot street” that runs through the Hong Dae neighborhood. There are also parking spots here and there in the area.