Hongdae is filled with a ton of independent cafes, each with their own unique character and quirks, but there are a few that truly stand out above the rest. One of them is Humming Bella Cafe. While most cafes rely on creating unique, fancy interiors to draw in customers, Humming Bella has the advantage of not just a wonderfully decorated interior, but a host of delicious homemade cakes and bread made on site and served fresh throughout the day.
Humming Bella takes up the entire second and thirds floors of its building, with a large staircase entrance leading to an outdoor patio replete with modern sculptures and minimalist patio furniture. It's the perfect setting for having some coffee and desserts with friends on a warm spring day. The interior has rather high ceilings and a bit of a minimalist, industrial ambiance, although the lighting gives it a warm feeling. At the counter, you can order from a variety of mouthwatering cakes and desserts, such as Black Forest Cake, Cheesecake, and various tarts, as well as pastries and breads for those who don't have much of a sweet tooth. The third floor has a covered terrace from where you can look down on the street and patio and people watch. There's also a small annex on the first floor that sells all of Humming Bella's famous cakes and pastries to go for those in a hurry.
And to prove just how unique and wonderful the interior of Humming Bella is, the famous Korean drama The Day After We Broke Up (헤어진 다음날) filmed the café scene where the main character Yoo-Tan reassures his love to his girlfriend not on a set, but at Humming Bella. The interior of the cafe was so perfect that the producers of the drama chose it for this scene.
|Company Name||Humming Bella (허밍벨라)|
|Category||Services Food, Drink & Nightlife Social|
|Opening Hours||Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 - 24:00; Friday & Saturday: 11:00 - 02:00|
Dongmak-ro 7-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea 57 Dongmak-ro 7-gil
Take Line 2 to Hapjeong Station and go out Exit 3. -> Walk straight about 120 meters and bear right into the side alley. -> Walk straight about 80 meters and make a right at the second alley. -> Walk straight about 150 meters and turn left. Humming Bella will be on your left. Take Line 6 to Sangsu Station and go out Exit 1. -> Turn right outside the exit and walk straight about 180 meters until you reach a 7-11. -> Turn left at the 7-11 and walk straight about 200 meters. Humming Bella will be on your right.