One of the things I noticed about cafes in Seoul is that when it's a themed cafe, they are consistent when it comes to following the theme of their cafes. One of the themed cafes and also one of the restaurants we had a meal at Hongdae, was at the Charlie Brown Cafe.
It was a miracle we found this cafe in the middle of Hongdae. We knew that there is a Charlie Brown Cafe in Hongdae. We hoped to find it but after awhile of going around the streets of Seoul and having realized that most street signs are in Korean, we let go of the fact of finding it. On our first day in Seoul, we thought to ourselves to just throw our cautions to the wind and not expect to find all the things we hoped to find in this trip.
After walking around the shopping area of Hongdae, we decided to have afternoon tea. Due to some twist of fate, we entered a small alley and when we turned a corner, we were surprised to see this sight...!
Charlie Brown is a famous character of the comic strips Peanuts created by Charles M. Schulz. When I was a kid, I had a few Peanuts comic books and I enjoyed the life and humour of Peanuts characters such as Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and Lucy Van Pelt, Sally Brown, Schroeder and Woodstock. Seeing Peanuts characters come to life in the form of food and dining is one of the cutest experience I've ever had.
The Charlie Brown Cafe brought me back to my childhood as I was amused by several Peanuts interiors and dining paraphernalia.
Upon entrance to the cafe, you will be greeted by Peanuts characters.
Their counter and menu board full of characters drawings.
Peanuts characters are seen everywhere in the cafe, from the pillars of the cafe...
on the tables and walls....
The door to the ladies' room...
Comic strips on the tissue holder inside the ladies' room.
Woodstock reminds us to throw our trash properly.
The Charlie Brown Cafe logo stamped on their serviettes.
Their pagers have Peanuts characters...
and even their cutlery! Oh sooo cute!
The Husband ordered a big cup of Cafe Mocha with a lot of cream.
While I ordered Cafe Americano and after I had my first sip, Snoopy's head appeared. I love it! I also love their coffee. Tasty, rich and smooth.
The back of their coffee mug.
The Husband and I only shared a plate of Belgian Waffle. We loved the presentation of this dish. Notice that the waffle is shaped like the head of Snoopy. The Belgian Waffle plate already came with slices of fruits, whipped cream, maple syrup and two scoops of ice cream.
Wedged in between the scoops of ice cream was a small piece white chocolate stamped with Snoopy lying on top of his doghouse.
The Husband and I enjoyed our dining experience at the Charlie Brown Cafe. The coffee and food was good. And before we left, I just had to have a photo with my most favourite Peanuts characters, LINUS Van Pelt.
You can bring home some Peanuts goodies too. At the Charlie Brown Cafe, you can purchase souvenirs such as mugs, shirts, stationery, etc.
My Husband and I bought two little plates which we're already using at home as cheese, fruit and cake platters.
We also bought a Charlie Brown Cafe mobile key chain/monitor cleaner which we will turn into a ref magnet. They don't have ref magnet so we will improvise.
I also bought this pink Peanuts mechanical pencil so that every time I write, I'll always remember the fun and cute time we had at Charlie Brown Cafe.
Charlie Brown Cafe
Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea
Check this map for location
If you are taking the train, get on Line 2 and get off Hongik University Station.