Hello K-drama addicts! We found this hidden café in the City of Pines perfect on flattering your K-drama hearts. Cafés are definitely now a thing in the Philippines as we can see a lot of cafes being established in every corner. And for every one who loves visiting these cafes, not only their coffees or the food they serve matters but of course, the aesthetics of this coffee shops must be put into consideration.
Seollem Café is a Korean-themed café located at 74 Del Nacia Apts, Camp 7, Baguio City (Landmark: Kmart Camp 7). You can reach it by riding a Camp 7 bound jeepneys from the Baguio City proper or by taking a taxi. In our case, we ride a taxi from our hotel since taxis in Baguio are pretty cheap and convenient. Upon dropping by at Kmart from the jeepney or taxi, you’ll see the Seollem Café signage and you have to walk by the alley beside the Kmart to get into your location.
The cafe is open daily from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm (updated store hours according to their official FB page as of October 2023).
What to Expect?
Seollem Café is probably one of the prettiest cafés I’ve ever been to. It is not the biggest or the most visited but the vibe and warmth it gives you is so keen that you would like to stay longer and come back for more. It is a 2-storey café with interiors said to be inspired from the Korean dramas Itaewon Class and Crash Landing On You. Aside from its actual building, they also have an alfresco dining suitable for those who wants to still enjoy the Baguio’s fresh air while indulging their Korean staple foods and drinks.
You can order from their counter located in its ground floor but you are free to choose where to be seated. Their menu includes their signature blends, korean milks, coffee-based and non coffee-based for the drinks while their korean food favorites includes tteok-bokki, korean pasta, korean fried chicken and korean toasts (and a lot more!).
We decided to be seated on their second floor to have a better view from the window seats. I love how both floors were differently designed based on the owner’s inspirations but equally aesthetically beautiful. Every corner shouts a fancy Korean culture and ambiance. Famous K-drama OSTs are also being played in the background, my K-drama heart couldn’t ask and scream for more.
After staying for about 2 hours, we decided to head back to the Baguio City proper. Luckily, taxis on this area are practically available so you don’t have to worry about how to get back to your accommodations. If you also want to buy some Korean snacks, don’t forget to drop by in Kmart located just along the highway.