Set up by local culture magazine Eloquence in 2016, Mmm Records is a two-story cafe/record store a bit off the beaten path up one of Itaewon’s highest points, Woosadan-ro. It has a very gritty, old-school vibe, with old TVs, boomboxes, and record players scattered all over the cafe. Mmm Records stocks over 80,000 records and has turntables situated all over the cafe for patrons to use, while regularly hosting DJs, pop-up events, and even DJ lessons. It also has a rooftop with an incredible view overlooking the Han River and Gangnam in the not-so-far-off distance as well as a close-up view of Itaewon and Namsan Tower. The rooftop has a very minimal setup, with a simple astroturf carpet, some plastic stools lying around, and Christmas lights lit up at night, keeping people’s attention focused on their friends and the surrounding view rather than the frills of some extravagant decor.
Mmm Records has a very unique menu. Its Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches, the cafe’s signature dish developed by local French Chef Gregoire Michot, are to die for. They come in three different types of meat; duck rillette, mortadella, or pate. It has the usual fare of coffees, complemented by an extraordinary Vietnamese-style Hanoi Coffee and the exclusive Egg Coffee, which is a version of the Hanoi Coffee with an egg whipped into a foam on top. There’s also a wide variety of imported beer and cocktails available.
|Company Name||Mmm Records (음레코드)|
|Category||IT, Tech & Electronics Services Shopping|
|Opening Hours||Sunday - Thursday: 12:00 - 24:00 / Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 02:00|
145 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea 145
Take Line 6 to Itaewon Station and go out Exit 3. -> Walk straight about 100 meters and turn right at the first street. -> Walk straight up the hill past the Bogwang Elementary School about 300 meters until you reach a fork in the road. -> Bear left and walk straight about 550 meters. Mmm Records will be on the corner of the split in the road.