K-Drama-themed interiors


It’s a K-drama fan’s dream to be transported into the world of their favorite Korean TV series. Seollem Cafe, a new Korean cafe in Baguio City, lets you do just this with interiors inspired by the popular K-dramas Itaewon Class and Crash Landing on You.

This themed cafe is located in Camp 7, Baguio City near K-Mart in Kennon Road. It’s open on Tuesdays to Sundays from 10AM to 8PM but only accepts customers on a reservation basis at the moment.


Inspired by Itaewon Class & Crash Landing On You


Seollem Cafe - Itaewon Class Danbam Restaurant
The first floor’s interior design inspired by Itaewon Class‘ Danbam restaurant
Image credit: Thirty One Events

With one of the owners being an event stylist, the cafe has the K-drama theme nailed to a T.

The first floor’s interior design is inspired by Danbam, Park Saeroyi (Park Seo-joon)’s restaurant in the K-drama Itaewon Class.  It features leather seats, wooden tables, and walls with a cement finish. Plants and lights also add a touch of whimsy to the space.

Seollem Cafe - Crash Landing On You
The second floor’s interior is inspired by Yoon Seri’s apartment in Crash Landing On You
Image credit: Pynky Gomez

On the other hand, the second floor is based on Yoon Seri (Son Ye-jin)’s luxury apartment in Crash Landing On You. The furniture is more or less the same as the ones on the first floor but is elevated by a high ceiling, ceiling lamps, and splashes of yellow, orange, and green.


Wide range of Korean drinks


Seollem Cafe - drinks menu
Instagram-worthy drinks from Seollem Cafe

Image credit: Makmakan Baguio

A great selection of caffeinated drinks is a must-have for any cafe that wants to emulate Korean cafe culture. Seollem Cafe has a range of espresso-based drinks, teas, coffee and tea lattes, and chocolate drinks which you can get hot, iced, or blended with ice.

Some of their signature blends are the Mitsugaru (multi-grain powder) Tea Latte and the Dalgona (honeycomb toffee) Latte which start at P135 (~USD2.69). For a colorful, Instagrammable drink, you can opt for their Blue Pea Tea Latte or Pink Beetroot Latte which both start at P140 (~USD2.79).

The cafe also offers a variety of beers, cocktails, and mocktails, perfect for people who prefer alcohol for a nightcap drink.


Korean street toast


Seollem Cafe - premium teriyaki toast
Premium Teriyaki Toast

Image credit: @seollemcafe

Seollem Cafe is even right on trend with Korea’s street food scene with their Korean Street Toast. This offering comes in classic, special, cheesy bacon, and teriyaki flavors starting at P110 (~USD2.19).

They also have food we often see on Korean mukbang (eating show) channels and K-variety shows. Bulgogi (marinated beef) Pasta costs P215 (~USD4.28) and Shrimp Rosé Pasta costs P220 (~USD4.38).

Of course, the more traditional teokbokki (stir-fried rice cakes), kimbap (Korean sushi rolls), bibimbap (rice bowl with meat and mixed vegetables), and kimchi fried rice can’t be left out of any Korean food place.

Seollem Cafe - Korean fried chicken
Original and Cheese Korean fried chicken
Image credit: Makmakan Baguio

The cafe also sells 7 different types of Korean fried chicken starting at P280 (~USD5.57).


Dessert toasts


Seollem Cafe - Mermaid Toast and Fruits & Cream Toast
Mermaid and Fruits & Cream toasts

Image credit: Makmakan Baguio

If you’re not into something savory, you can still enjoy Seollem Cafe’s Korean toasts as desserts. The trendy Mermaid Toast with colored cream cheese costs P110 (~USD2.19) while other types of dessert toasts start at P175 (~USD3.48).

They also have croffles or croissant waffles in flavors such as fruits & cream and caramel dalgona for P185 to P190 (~USD3.68 to USD3.78).

Seollem Cafe - Matcha Bingsu Snow Ice
Matcha Bingsu Snow Ice
Image credit: Makmakan Baguio

If you don’t want any more carbs, you can also get their Bingsu Snow Ice from P140-P170 (~USD2.79 to USD3.38). 


Reservations at Seollem Cafe


 In light of the pandemic, Seollem Cafe only operates on a reservation basis for now. To make a reservation, refer to the guide on the cafe’s Instagram highlights. Slots run out pretty fast so it’s best to follow them on social media to stay updated on schedule openings.

The cafe also enforces measures such as CLAYGO (clean as you go) and cashless payment for the safety of their customers, so rest assured that they have your safety in mind too.

Address: #74 Del Nacia Apartments, Camp 7, Baguio City
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Cover image adapted from: Thirty One Events and Pynky Gomez Magsino

 

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