Are you planning to explore Busan’s Gamcheon Culture Village? It is the colorful village in Busan that is famous for its cute and colorful houses, artistic streets, steep stairs and, twisting alleys. The village has also been a well-known tourist destination in Busan among locals and foreign tourists. Additionally, others call the village as Korea’s Santorini because its similarity with the famous landmark of Greece. If you are going to the Gamcheon Culture Village, make sure to visit the Bluehouse243 Café (계단위푸른집).
Bluehouse243 Café is famous for its drinks with sweet cotton candy on top known as Cloud Latte. This actually compliments the location of the coffee shop as it is situated with an overlooking view of the village. When you take a picture of it outside the shop, it would look as if your drinks has a floating cloud on top of it.
Aside from their well-known cotton candy drinks, Bluehouse243 Café also offers Candy Icecream with cream cheese flavored smoothie. You can also find coffee, pastries and other beverages that are not only delicious but Instagram-worthy as well.
Another locals and tourists’ favorites are the strawberry flavored drink and waffle.
As for the price, it is quite affordable and almost the same as the other coffee shops in the city. Their signature Cloud Latte costs 5,500 KRW while other signature drinks range from 5,500 to 6,000 KRW. Moreover, you can buy a cup of coffee, hot or cold, for 4,000 to 4,800 KRW. If you want to have a tea, you can buy it for 4,500 to 4,800 KRW. Other beverages are available too from 4,500 to 5,500 KRW. In addition, you can pair your drinks with their deserts such as Cheese cake, Tiramisu and Croque. These dessers cost 4,500 to 5,000 KRW.
Note Price is subject to change from time to time without prior notice.
Aside from its delicious café, pastries and other beverages, it also offers a great view of the colorful houses in the village. Moreover, its interior is as beautiful as its exterior thus, you can also take Instagram-worthy photos inside this café.
Bluehouse243 Café also has a mini photo zone where you can take artistic photos with your drinks together with your friends or special someone.
While inside the café, there is a mini room where you can choose to dine for a little privacy and exclusivity. My friends and I actually spend some time to there to rest after exploring the Gamcheon Culture Village.
Because the village is quite big and it takes approximately 3 hours to roam around, you will eventually get tired from walking. So what a better way to end your day at this place.
It is also best to try dining there at night and see the lights coming from the houses in the village. But not that they close at 7:00 in the evening.
The Bluehouse243 Café is open everyday except for Thursday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. But note however that operating hours may change in compliance to the strict health protocols due to the pandemic.
Location: 3, Gamnae 1-ro 243beon-gil, Saha-gu, Busan (부산 사하구 감내1로243번길 3)
Directions: Take a subway and get off at Goejeong Station (Busan Subway Line 1), Exit 6. From Exit 6, take Bus Saha 1 or Saha 1-1 and get off at to Gamcheon Elementary School Bus Stop. Or from Toseong Station Line 1, Exit 8, prepare to walk for about 15 to 20 minutes. Take few walks from the entrance of the Gamcheon Culture Village and you will find stairs (going down) on your left that leads to the cafe. You can also search it using Naver or Kakao Map by typing 계단위푸른집.
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