Cafe DeBibes

Spotted this coming out of exit six at Gyeongbokgung station. The Korean text says “Illy Cafe” but this cafe is also branded with the name ‘Cafe DeBibes’ (pronounced Bee-Bays in the Korean text). I tried an espresso here thinking it might be good, but there were a lot of fines in the cup and it tasted over extracted.

If you’re feeling adventurous, give DeBibes a try and let us know in the comments if the quality has improved!

UPDATE: Visited again on 7/2010 and had a nice Illy style double espresso! (Served in a cappuccino cup, but hey, can’t be picky here). If you’re getting out at Gyeongbokgung station to do some touristy stuff, I’d pop in here for a shot before heading out to the Palace. Ignore the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf that’s right next door.