If you are in Cheonan, you have to go to The Sphynx Cafe in Korea!
Cheonan-si is right next to Pyeongtaek. Pyeongtaek is in Gyeonggi-do province and Cheonan is south of it in Chungcheongnamdo.
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.
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.
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:
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.
The inside of the Sphynx Cafe in Korea:
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??
After leaving the Sphynx Cafe, 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.