Food & Drink

Check_grow: A Cafe with a Great City View

South Korea is indeed the paradise of aesthetic coffee shops, 채그로(Check_grow) it is not the exemption, since it is a cafe with a great city view and a inmense library to study.

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I can assure you, that this is a cafe where you would want to stay the whole day till the night. This is because the large windows let you clearly appreciate the different views from the city, and even the sunset!

So if you are the type of person who loves either working or studying at coffee shops, this place might be a good choice for you!

A good Place to Study

Besides a cafe, this place is a library. Therefore, you can find any type of books within their two floors. Of course, these are in Korean language.

Since the library is a popular place to study, it is usually crowded. Therefore, we recommend you to arrive early so you can get a seat. Unless you do not mind studying sitting in their second level’s floor.

With a charming scenery before your eyes, you will be able to study throughtout the day, while drinking a warm cup of coffee, or eating a delicious cake. Their large windows are definitely the highlight because of this. Who would not want to study with a view like this?

It is worth to mention that there actually is a library for english books, however, they charge per hour. You can ask to the staff to lead you to this place, which is in another floor level.

The perfect place to see the sunset

Before arriving to the coffee shop, you will see two areas in which you can eat. One is an outdoor area, and the other an indoor area.

If you like to eat outdoors, this is a good choice for you! The colorful buildings and the blue sky, makes this view eye-pleasing. Therefore, the cityscape makes this place worth to take a picture.

There are some tables ㅡ and even a rocket chair ㅡ outside so you can enjoy your dessert and drink in a comfortable way.

During night-time, they turn on a string of light bulbs, which gives an aesthethic look to the cafe.

Do not miss the sunset!

Even if you prefer to be outdoors, it is worth to move to the indoor area when the sunset is about to come! The reason is because you can clearly see it from there. However, a lot of people stay till those hours to take a selfie.


This is the reason why you might see a bunch of people lining up. With this in mind, we recommend you to save your spot in advance if you also want to take a picture.


For drinking, they sell coffee, tea, smoothies, fresh ade, and even beer!

And for eating, they have different types of cakes. If you are a fan of cheesecakes, then I strongly recommend you coming here!

The first time I came, it was actually because I was craving cheesecake, and I must say I do not regret it. Their tiramisu cheesecake is a dessert that you must try yes or yes.


This cafe is located in Mapo-gu, Seoul.

Address: 388-5 Mapo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
How to get there: By subway, you need to take the Purple Line 5 to Mapo Station. Then, you must go to the Exit 4.


채그로(Check_grow) it is not only a cafe with a great city view, but a great place to study due to its library. Now, it is your turn to visit it!

If you prefer Hanok-style coffe shops, then I recommend you to read my following review!

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🇲🇽 Fernanda L. Negrete

Fernanda is an integral designer and korean language student. Who wants to share about her travel experiences and korean history.