Suwon Cafe Spotlight: Cafe Greet
Suwon cafe spotlight: Cafe Greet hidden away near the temporary palace, Cafe Greet is one of the newest cafes in Suwon. It can be a bit hard to find, but there are signs that will guide you to the entrance. Since spring is here, visiting this pastel and the rabbit-themed cafe was at the top of the list.
They have a wide selection of cakes at Cafe Greet, and you’ll have to get there early if you want to grab a slice of some of their more popular options.
We opted to try out their Earl Grey cake and I had a vanilla latte.
Getting here can be a bit out of the way, but it’s not far from the Suwon Seongyeong Library. If you want to make an afternoon of your visit to Suwon, the Hwaseong Haenggung is nearby. This was one of the temporary palaces that the Joseon kings would escape to in case of war and the one in Suwon is considered the largest of the temporary palaces.
It was created by King Jeongjo, the son of the infamous Prince Sado. He relocated his father’s tomb to Suwon and spent much of his life trying to clear his father’s name. If you’ve never been to Suwon, there’s a lot of other things you can do. Suwon is one of the few cities left in Korea where you can see its fortress walls mostly intact. This is largely due to the level of records kept on the fortress’s construction that helped restoration efforts.
Throughout the cafe they have several little photo spots, so make sure that you have your camera or smartphone (and a tripod or friend) and grab some cute shots.
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What hidden cafes have you found in Korea or near your own home?