Caffe Cuoiano in Busan, South Korea

 Caffe Cuoiano in Busan, South Korea | On the Street Where We Live (aretherelilactrees.com)
 Caffe Cuoiano in Busan, South Korea | On the Street Where We Live (aretherelilactrees.com)

 

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Before Gyeongju, we spent three days in Busan, the second largest city in South Korea and the ninth busiest port in the world. 

I discovered Caffe Cuoiano in Busan on Instagram, incidentally, and noted it for our trip. After a long and sweaty day of exploring, we stopped by to rest, and ended up spoiling our appetites for dinner. 

When we asked about some of the menu items, the chef excitedly described the food as an experience and the drinks as an art—it was clear she took pride in what they served, and if that's the case, how could it be anything other than delicious?

Connected to the cafe is a workshop where, through the large windows, customers can view the proprietor crafting handmade leather goods, and his cat lazing around or playing with a toy. The cat will also pop out to make its rounds greeting customers.

The old-timey sound system plays Edith Piaf and other beautiful blues instrumentals. 

If you're visiting Busan, definitely stop by Caffe Cuoiano for the refreshments, atmosphere, and a unique souvenir.

 Caffe Cuoiano in Busan, South Korea | On the Street Where We Live (aretherelilactrees.com)
 Caffe Cuoiano in Busan, South Korea | On the Street Where We Live (aretherelilactrees.com)
 Caffe Cuoiano in Busan, South Korea | On the Street Where We Live (aretherelilactrees.com)