Matjib | Restaurants & Cafes · Sightseeing & Activities

Hermès Cafe | Dosan Park | Megabox | Dongdaemun Design Plaza

Last Wednesday (June 6th) was Memorial Day, a public holiday to commemorate the men and women who died while in military service during the Korean War. Hubby and I got up earlier than usual to finish all the household chores before lunch so we could have time to do something else for fun.

We wanted to spend time together and apart. I chose to take a walk at the park and read a book in a cafe, while hubby wanted to play billiards with friends. Although my dominant love language is Quality Time, I do believe that alone time is one of the healthiest things for a relationship. Spending time apart gives us time to decompress, to be ourselves and to be secure with our own identity outside of marriage.


Hubby dropped me off at Dosan Park (도산공원) before meeting his friends. I just loved the cool fresh air. There was a lovely couple having a prenup session and some others having a date. There were families playing together and having a picnic. It was such a pleasant sight.

I was with Joel Osteen that afternoon.. He’s pretty controversial.


Maison Hermès | Cafe Madang

Just a few steps from the gate of Dosan Park is a shop of one of the world’s most luxurious brands, Hermès. On first floor basement, customers can enjoy some delicious food and drinks with authentic Hermès tableware.


While waiting for my order…still on chapter 25.. 🙂
Fauchon Tea: Afternoon in Paris – a fruity tea with zesty citrus fruit and sensual vanilla flavors


French toast with assorted berries


The first time I visited the cafe, I was with Hubby and we had the afternoon tea set. I loved it but he didn’t. Hehe.


Inside Hermès store

Aside from desserts and teas, the cafe also offers pasta, wagyu burger, sandwiches and wine. Cafe Madang is owned by Hermès and managed by The Shilla Hotel, but this high-end cafe is surprisingly affordable, much more affordable than Café Dior by Pierre Hermé.

  • French toast with assorted berries: 13,000 KRW
  • Fauchon tea (Afternoon in Paris): 12,000 KRW

How to go there:

By car

  • 7 Dosan-daero 45-gil, Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
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By subway

  • Take Seoul Metro and get off at Apgujeong Rodeo station Exit 5
  • Walk towards the intersection then turn right. Walk straight and turn right on the third block.

Cafe madang map.jpg

MEGABOX | Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Late in the afternoon, Hubby picked me up and we headed to Megabox located at the 9th floor of Good Morning City building in Dongdaemun. We watched Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom which was released that day. Finally we were able to use the mobile GC that Hubby’s friend gave him for his birthday. It was a movie date GC with two free movie tickets, drinks and popcorn. Woot! 🙂


Overlooking Dongdaemun area…Dusty glass wall due to fine dust from China
Ads for 10 mins..


Good Morning City Parking Fee: 1,500 KRW per 30 minutes

Ajumma and ajushi ㅋㅋㅋ

After the movie, we went down to Dongdaemun Design Plaza, also known as DDP, a major urban development landmark in Seoul. DDP is a modern structure designed to host fashion, cultural, and design exhibitions.

It’s like a scene in a futuristic movie..hehe!
After more than a decade of being together, my personal photographer still doesn’t know how to count 1,2,3! LOL
LED Rose Garden inside DDP





“Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important. Capture the good times. And if things don’t work out, just take another shot.”




Comfy public rest area


UFO in Seoul.. hehe!


Dongdaemun Shopping Town
Went to our favorite bbyeodagui haejangguk restaurant for dinner

How to go there:

Take Seoul Metro and get off at Dongdaemun History and Culture Park station Exit 1 or 14


As usual, I wasn’t able to take many photos of the places and stuff because I was having so much fun and just wanted to enjoy the moment with myself and Hubby. We truly had a wonderful time last Wednesday, making the most out of our one-day holiday. Although I’ve lived in Seoul for a long time, going around the city is never boring as there are always something new. Oh how I love my second home!