This classy and sophisticated restaurant and event venue was designed by a foodie. Regular social events are held here for the city’s elite, such as singles’ night, business networking and performances by domestic and international musicians. Divine has a great brunch menu served regularly and a tempting array of tapas and charcuterie to go with wine, beer and cocktails. The continental breakfasts are as good (if not better) as those served at many hotels. French toast and omelets are also a delight. Lamb chop lovers can order the surf-and-turf platter with shrimp. The desserts are recommended as well. Divine lives up to its namesake as a prime venue to wine, dine and socialize.
FYI> T. 070-4131-5002
Price: KRW 10,000—25,000
Café Mamas 카페 마마스
Dairy and cheese are all the rage in Korea, and Café Mamas knows how to keep its Korean clientele happy. This place boasts dense, hot and cheesy panini and ricotta cheese that’s more cheese than salad. While many in Korea have tried to make sandwiches trendy, Café Mamas has done it through a fresh and healthy concept (which really isn’t so healthy because of the amount of cheese it uses). Regardless, the restaurant is always filled with young and petite Korean girls. The quality of food is good and hearty, with sandwiches being the type to share with friends. The ricotta cheese is creamy and the balsamic vinegar, chopped nuts and cranberries pair well with it. After a meal this epic, juice is a perfect dessert.
FYI> T. 02-6030-8979
Price: KRW 6,500—11,500
GO> Yongdu Station (Line 2), Exit 4
Various locations; check their website (www.cafemamas.co.kr)