In an unassuming block near Konkuk University, next to a convenience store, stands a little coffee and flower shop named Letter From Home. Its windows are lined with potted plants, one might walk on by thinking that it is a flower shop. But wait, push open the door, and the enticing scent of pancakes and coffee wafts out.
When I walked into Letter From Home, I felt like I was walking into a lovingly tended home. Cushions were plumped neatly on the seats and the kitchen counter was spic and span. The room was pleasantly dim, allowing one’s eyes a break from the scorching sun outside.
I ordered chocolate chip blueberry pancakes and green tea latte, while my travel partner “S” decided on a croque monsieur and her customary cafe mocha. I can honestly say that the pancakes were the best that I have ever had. There was enough chocolate to taste within the pancake batter and there were enough blueberries for every bite. For sweet-toothed folks, whipped cream and pancake syrup are also provided but really there’s no need for them when there’s blueberries. The croque monsieur also smelt heavenly from across the table, all cheezy oozy goodness.
One half of Letter From Home is also a flower shop. Potted plants are displayed towards the front of the cafe and there is a station where the lady-owner uses to create her floral arrangements. I really admire how she has found a way to combine her twin loves of coffee & food and flowers, and to be able to do it in such a cozy space.
Directions:Take the subway to Konkuk University Station (Kundae), leave from exit 4. Look out for street signs that point towards Ttukseom Resort, cross the road and walk in that direction for about 5 minutes. Letter From Home Cafe will be on your left, after Family Mart.