[Seoul] If you like charming cafes with those quaint and quiet ‘old-school’ vibes, then perhaps make a detour to Songridan-gil (within Songpa-Gu – 송파구청) which is a charming street located near Jamsil Tower.

Or, there is also the Seokchon Lake Café Street you can visit nearby.

Songridan-gil is an area where numerous small coffee shops, unique restaurants and indie have opened up over the past two years.

I read about Café Sable 카페 사브레, and found it fascinating that a café was created by converting an actual house and retaining some of those vibes.

So step into an old, renovated house-turned-café and discover what Café Sable has to offer.

A yard full of pebble welcomes you to the venue, with a pathway leading to a short flight of stairs to the house.

You might notice even the doorknob is a pebble. Talk about consistency of theme.

The main space on the 1st level is a living room with an eclectic mix of sofas, chairs, and tables.

Large windows allow natural lighting and even a gentle breeze.

An antique wooden staircase takes you to the 2nd level, where additional rooms are available.

They even have a terrace with a couple of chairs for an al fresco mood.

As sparse as the décor, the menu consists of basics: coffee, tea, ade, tea ade, wine and dessert.

Some rotating cakes are displayed on the shelves in single pieces, so you can just inform the server which you would like.

The must-try is Sable’s Pebbles (9,900 Won, SGD10.25) – I guess still very consistent with the theme.

This 4-piece set of multi-coloured pebbles comes in flavours of Dark Chocolate, Cheese, Black Current, and Black Sesame.

What was special that each ‘Pebble’ not only had a different flavour, but a bite texture as well.

My favourite was the Cheese which was slightly molten-soft that reminded me of burnt cheese cake; and the Chocolate which was compact yet most like brownie.

For Coffee, popular choices include Americano (4,900 Won, SGD5.10), Shakerato (5,500 Won), Cafe Latte (6,000 Won), and Cold Brew (6,500 Won).

The Shakerato is a refreshing ice-shaken coffee espresso sweetened with sugar. Thanks to the intense shaking when prepping it, this drink delights with its rich foam.

The short Tea and Ade line up offers the signature Sabre Iced Milk Tea (6,900 Won) and refreshing drinks like Lemonade Sparkle (6,500 Won) and Scarlet Lemon (7,400 Won).

A pet-friendly and charming café worth visiting if you are in this Songridan-gil neighbourhood.

Parking is not available right at Sable but there is private pay parking in the vicinity.

Cafe Sable 카페 사브레
28 Songpa-daero 46-gil, Songpa-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Tel: +82 70 7628 2828
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Mon, Wed – Sun), Closed Tues

Google Maps – Cafe Sable

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* Compiled by Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary and Lewis Tan @juicyfingers.

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