The Sphynx Cafe is located in Cheonan.

Cheonan-si is right next to Pyeongtaek. Pyeongtaek is in Gyeonggi-do province and Cheonan is south of it in Chungcheongnamdo.

Sphynx Cafe

It was a late start and took the usual 80 to AK Plaza. After topping up my Tmoney card, of course.

I stopped at GS25 on the way to my bus stop and fell in love. The lady that worked there had brought her dog in. The best greeter I have ever seen. What a great job the little cutie did.

I miss this cutie

From there, I took line 1 to Cheonan. At the last stop, I ended up leaving my bag on the subway. FUN. I freaked out for a second and went to the closest person I saw and punched into Papago (Google Chrome can translate it for you or you can download the app). As the lady was bringing me to customer service, I calmed down because I forgot that I was in Korea. I waited for about 8 minutes and then my bag was returned to me. That is one thing that I really admire about Korea: everyone is so kind.

I loved seeing these everywhere

After getting my bag back, I ended up walking to the Sphynx Cafe which was about 40 minutes away. Only because the girl I was meeting, Mckenzie, was running late and I didn’t mind cause it was a nice day. I also LOVE walking.

So I guess pay phones are still a thing in Korea. In the US, I see them but they are usually abandoned and haven’t been used in years.

The Sphynx Cafe Menu:
sphynx cafe menu

The cafe was so appealing and enjoyable. You have to buy something off of the Sphynx Cafe menu in order to hang with the kitties. It’s worth it though. I got an iced tea and a chocolate chip cookie for ₩8,000.

Inside the Sphynx Cafe:

We entered the room with the cats. I was in heaven. People were feeding the cats treats so I had to go and buy some too. The small packets were only ₩1,000. I ended up buying three. LOL.

We ended up staying for an hour and a half; playing and hanging with the cuties. I only saw 15 kitties but when we were leaving I asked the dude who worked there and he said there were 18 I think??

sphynx cafe in cheonan

After leaving, I was starving and wanted to try these two places that I had heard so much about on Facebook. I stopped at Camp Humphreys and went to Sam’s Sushi (in Naver it is saemseu sushi). Next to it, there’s a Mexican restaurant called Guacamole (gwakamolle in Naver). They were both SOOOOO good. It was worth the detour.

At Sam’s Sushi, I got the lobster roll that had lobster on the outside with cucumber and avocado on the inside for ₩13,000, the Philadelphia roll that had salmon, cream cheese, and avocado for ₩11,000, and shrimp tempura for ₩8,200. I wish I got some to go.

At Guacamole, I got a veggie burrito with sour cream and guacamole to go. Instead of getting guacamole, I got salsa fresca, and I didn’t get any sour cream. BUT it was still amazing. One of the best Mexican dishes I’ve ever had. I don’t have a picture of it cause well first, to-go orders never look nice, and second, when I got back to my apartment, I didn’t even think about taking a picture because it smelled so good so I stuffed my face. LOL.

I didn’t get awesome pictures of either restaurant but I got a few inside Guacamole and the sushi that I ate (pictured below).

Although I was in South Korea for such a short time, I feel like I checked a good amount of places off of my bucket list.

Here’s a TikTok of the Sphynx Cafe

10 Comments

  1. Cool cafe! I’m going to visit this cafe if I travel to South Korea again. Sphynx cats are very famous in South Korea now. There are a lot of Korean celebrities having them as their pet. Oh golly……I miss traveling to South Korea. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I am IN LOVE with this growing trend of cat cafes. Not only does it offer a place where people who may not be able to commit to the care of a cat fulltime can get their cat fix, but it also serves as a great home for these cats where they are cared for and loved on at a time where we are dealing with a serious overpopulation issue in terms of stray and feral cats in many areas of the world. Honestly, it’s a win/win!

  3. How fun! We have cat cafes, but I’ve never seen one specifically for sphinxes. That is awesome! I’m glad you enjoyed it and that you got your bag back. 🙂

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