Poop. Not something you would normally think of as cute. Definitely not something you would expect to see as a theme for a cafe, either. I’m pretty sure if I asked my American friends if they would like some poop bread they would think I’d lost my mind!
Well, Korea did it. They made a cafe entirely based on poop. Except the poop is cute! I’m starting to think that Asia can make anything cute. It seems like even the most normal things are turned into a cute character here. I love cutesy stuff so I knew I had to go check out the poop cafe for myself.
The poop cafe doesn’t actually sell the poop bread. There is a little stand conveniently located outside of the cafe where you can buy it. I’ve seen it in Myeongdong as well. He was only selling red bean poop bread, but Myeongdong had way more options. There was even a custard corn filling which I thought was a little too realistic in some ways, haha! 😀
The main thing in the cafe is that you can order your latte in a toilet cup. I thought they automatically came in the toilet cup because of the cafe theme, but you actually have to tell the cashier that you want it in the cup or else it will come in a regular cup. You can get that at any coffee shop.
I ordered my usual caramel latte and saw the tiny sign just in time to tell her I wanted it in the cup. That would have been really disappointing if they didn’t serve it in the toilet! When the toilet latte did come, it was chipped. A little underwhelming, but I still enjoyed the uniqueness of it all. 😀
The cafe is decked out in poop and toilet memorabilia. They made use of old toilets and recycled them into miniature gardens which was pretty cool! Who would have thought a squat toilet could be transformed into a beautiful garden. 😉
If you need some poop props for the photos you will definitely be taking here, they have you covered. There are poop hats and little poop plushies all over the cafe that you can take and use whenever you want! There were also tons of little poop cards stuck all over the cafe. You can ask for one and leave your mark.
These are exactly the kinds of places that make me love Seoul so much.
How to Get There
Anguk station exit 6. Walk through Insadong street and enter the Samziegil outdoor shopping mall. The cafe is on the top floor. The poo bread stand is right next to the entrance, you can’t miss it!