Jukjeon Cafe Street

Jukjeon Cafe Street

The cafe street in Jukjeon is very quaint. The street is actually several blocks of restaurants, shops, and of course, cafes. There’s the main street where pedestrians walk, but it also has many intersecting streets with different shops everywhere you turn. The street has an airy, almost European feel to it. People walking everywhere (the better the weather, the more people) and cars are only allowed in the intersecting streets. It’s beautiful in the spring when the trees come to life, and the kids play outside. It’s a great place to visit during all four seasons.

It can be tricky to find, though. It’s quite close to Jukjeon station (Bundang line), but it’s about a 10 minute walk. We found the easiest way to walk was to exit the station and walk towards Emart, with Shinsegae mall on our right. Cross the street and walk past Emart. Round around Emart, to the right, towards a bridge. Cross the bridge and take the street to the right. Follow the sidewalk, with the stream and skatepark on your right, and you’ll come to a parking lot. The entrance to Jukjeon Cafe Street is the road perpendicular to the parking lot.

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This is what you’ll see when you pass the skatepark, on your way to the entrance of Jukjeon Cafe Street by the parking lot

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Walk around this metal fence and you’ll find the Cafe Street entrance on the left, between the buildings. Look for the coffee shops and you won’t miss it!

Or, instead of walking, there are a couple buses you can take from Jukjeon station. Buses 24 and 40 leave from right in front of the Jukjeon station exit/Shinsegae mall entrance. Once the bus leaves, you will get off on the very next stop. Cafe street will be on your left, across the street from Starbucks.

Here is the address in Google maps and Naver. There are sooo many restaurants and cafes. Many clothing shops are sprinkled throughout the rows of buildings also.

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Jukjeon Cafe Street in the autumn

Jukjeon Cafe Street in the autumn

Summertime

Summertime

Even in the winter, it was an interesting place to be

Even in the winter, it was an interesting place to be

Andrew and I had a couple restaurants we loved. Cafe Street was about a half hour from our apartment, by bus, but we often took the trip out here to enjoy our favorite places.

One of our absolute favorites is a restaurant called Brush. 기흥구 보정동 1186-6

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It had a fantastic atmosphere, especially at night

It had a fantastic atmosphere, especially at night

The back of the restaurant had a platform, so that you could take off your shoes and sit on cushions. There are even giant teddy bears to lean against!

The back of the restaurant had a platform, so that you could take off your shoes and sit on cushions. There are even giant teddy bears to lean against

Disco ball for that extra ambiance

Disco ball for that extra ambiance, hahah

Looking from the back, towards the entrance. Andrew is putting in our order. Do you see the dog in the bottom right? :D He lives at the restaurant!

Looking from the back, towards the entrance. Andrew is putting in our order. Can you spot the dog? 😀 He lives at the restaurant!

Brush is dog friendly and has a section of the restaurant with fake grass

Brush is dog friendly and has a section of the restaurant with fake grass

Daytime shot

Daytime shot

Unfortunately, we didn’t get any snapshots of the delicious food we loved so much. But we did get some pics of the yummy drinks we tried. Andrew took me here, after work, for my birthday celebration and we were hooked from then on.

Rainbow shot and a Jager Bomb

Rainbow shot and a Jager Bomb

Mudslide and (another) Jager Bomb

Mudslide and (another) Jager Bomb

Bernini-rita and a Kahlua Mocha

Bernini-rita and a Kahlua Mocha

Here's a shot of the banner outside

One of the banners outside

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Here’s a shot of one of the cocktail menu pages

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Celebrating my 25th birthday! Rainbow shot :D

Celebrating my 25th birthday! Rainbow shot 😀

Another of our favorite restaurants is about a block away from Brush. One morning we had a hankering for breakfast foods and found this gem: Flapjack Pantry. 경기 용인시 기흥구 죽전로15번길 7-14

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Flapjack Pantry – a fancy version of Ihop but with a smaller, more gourmet menu

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A huge pancake topped with sautéed peppers and onions with bacon and cheese. It is served with three different sauces; maple, butter, and mustard

Andrew’s favorite – The Flapjack: a huge pancake topped with sautéed peppers and onions with bacon and cheese. It is served with three different sauces; maple, butter, and mustard

Flapjack menu

Flapjack Pantry menu

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