Daegu is a city in the South East of South Korea. It is known for its intense heat during the summer and is surrounded by beautiful mountains. It is also a city brimming with small and boutique businesses, crowned as Korea’s coffee capital, Daegu is a city making Korean cafe culture proud. Having lived in Daegu for almost six months I’d like to share some of my favourite cafes.
To soak up the sun, La Mia Emily. Located in the busy downtown area of Daegu, amongst high-rise apartments and departments stores. You will slip down an unsuspecting alley, and find yourself in La Mia Emily’s secret garden. Opt for an iced coffee or tea and while away Daegu’s notoriously hot afternoons. 2061-2, Dalgubeol-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu 41933
When I’m feeling peckish, Mansion 5. With traditional Hanok architecture and an extensive brunch menu, you can not go wrong with Mansion 5. Expect all your favourite brunch items, poaches eggs, smoked salmon and the most beautiful smoothie bowls. 6-6 Jongno 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Daegu
In need of satisfying my sweet tooth, Le Pouldu. A favourite of mine. With a rustic interior and an abundance of sweet treats, its popularity amongst the young Korean crowd is relentless. Opt for the matcha croissant and never look back. 124-29 Deoksan-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu
Truly Instaworthy: 플라방-Plbg. Get your caffeine and Insta fix. Plbg offers delicious coffee-based drinks, and dreamy, pastel interiors. Head up to the roof for a little fresh air. Complete with a ball pit, it’s the ideal place to tumble into summer. 3 층, 71-1 Dongseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu
When I need to focus: Ochaya Mitte. Matcha junkies rejoice, Ochaya Mitte serves up superlative green tea beverages, without having to journey down to the tea fields in Boseong. furthermore, it’s clean crisp interiors provide the ideal space for concentration. 53-6 Namil-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu