Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Oliver Brown (올리버 브라운), Hongdae (홍대)

I went to a cafe called Oliver Brown (올리버 브라운) in Hongdae (홍대) during my recent long layover in South Korea. I wanted to have a proper lunch before heading to Incheon International Airport, but I did not manage to find any opened restaurants nearby. So, I settled for a brunch at Oliver Brown, Hongdae.

Oliver Brown, Hongdae
Oliver Brown (올리버 브라운), Hongdae (홍대)

Just so you know, I am actually a sucker for aesthetically pleasing cafes and shops (especially in South Korea!) but I do not really get to spend time at these kind of cafes and shops as I do not drink coffee and I am not a big fan of desserts. So, having a brunch at Oliver Brown is kinda big thing for me.

I really love the interior and the ambiance of the cafe. Very nice and calming. Granted, I came when they just started their operation for the day. The major plus point for Oliver Brown was their cold air conditioner. It was very hot and humid during my visit, so I was thankful for their cold air conditioner. haha!

Like any other cafes, Oliver Brown serves hot drinks, cold drinks, and indulgences. Personally, I think they offer quite a number of choices, so you might find one that suits your taste buds.

Belgian Waffles with Ice Cream for One
Belgian Waffle with Ice Cream for One

For me, I took almost half an hour before settling for iced Earl Grey tea and Belgian Waffle with Ice Cream for One for my brunch. Yeah, I took that long cause I am not a big fan of this kind of brunch. At that time, all I really wanted was rice and seafood. lol :D

The verdict,

I am not a fan of their iced Earl Grey tea but then I can not blame them. I ordered a wrong type of tea. I do not drink tea often, but I when do, it has to be English Breakfast. Note to future myself, "Farah, you only drink English Breakfast!"

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I fell in love with their Belgian Waffle. I think their Belgian Waffle is to die for. The Belgian Waffle was quite crunchy and crispy on the outside but fluffy on the inside. It was perfect for my liking! The Belgian Waffle and the ice cream also were not too sweet which was nice for me.

Insya Allah, I will definitely come back and have another round of brunch at Oliver Brown, Hongdae if I had another chance to go to South Korea :)

20 comments:

  1. hahaha Farah !! you only drink English Breakfast.. no more Earl Grey after this. but i love teaaaaa so any type will do hehe.. ur back in Malaysia dah eh ? marilah jalan2 Penang. Penang has varieties of cute cafes as well hehe.. lets go and cafe hopping together =D

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    1. Kak Siti, I'm no longer in Malaysia. Baru je terbang balik Canada. Insya Allah, next time I'll visit Penang and hopefully we'll get to explore Penang together. I really want to go cafe hopping together with someone who enjoys desserts and coffee. :)

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  2. Tempting nya tengok waffle dengan ice cream tu. yummy!!!

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    1. It was indeed very yummy, alhamdulillah :)

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  3. waffle belgian mmg sedap,,even yg kosong dgn syrup saja pun dah sedap ;D

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    1. I personally don't like belgian waffle dengan syrup. Tapi tak tahulah kot sebenarnya belgian waffle yang saya makan tu yang tak sedap sebenarnya :D

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  4. why blogspot.kr! Hahahaha..you're in Canada back..hahahaha...

    Kak Sally tak sempat lagi nak cafe hopping kat area Hongdae...sbb tgh fokus kat Hapjeong punya kafe..honestly Hapjeong punya cafe pun best!

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    1. Sebab blogspot dia tukar ikut negara. Pasal kak Sally kat Korea, jadilah dia blogspot.kr. Hehehehe :D

      Kita dulu rasa menyesal sangat sebab tak explore Hapjeong. I personally like Hapjeong more than Hongdae. Dia banyak cafes yang cantik sangat T___T

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    2. hahaha...saje dengki part kr tu sbb akak punya .com! LOL

      kan! kan! Ya Allah! finally ada org sokong yg Hapjeong is better in terms of choice! hahahaha..tapi akak xde la explore semua lagi..hoihh...duit maju sangat! -_-

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    3. .com punya kan lagi power!

      Yup! Suka sangat Hapjeong! Faham sangat kenapa tak dapat explore semua sebab currency conversion rate sekarang sangat menyedihkan.

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  5. nampak tempting! tapi keciknyaaa, kenapa dia tak kasi waffle tu dua lapis ke haha

    kak farah keje kat canada ke? :D

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    1. Maybe angle dia kot. Tak pandai tangkap gambar makanan sebenarnya :(

      Insya Allah, plan nak kerja kat sini sebab kat Malaysia tu susah sangat nak cari or dapat kerja. Or, maybe akak yang terlampau memilih. :(

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  6. u r so lucky tinggal kat oversea ! jealous heheh
    btw salam kenal , done follow u mellyacrayola.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for following. Will pay a visit, insya Allah :)

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  7. my sweet tooth comes once in a while je lol XD but thats look good tho (even after eating roti canai :'))

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    1. lol! Even after eating roti canai, eh? :)

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  8. cantiknyaaa interior tuuuu.
    BV suka benda manis so tetiba teringin nak makan waffle tu T^T jauhnya nak dapat, kat hongdae tu :D

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    1. Yes, I second that. Interior dia for me sangat cantik. Sorry BV. Hopefully ada Belgian Waffle yang sedap around your place. :)

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  9. Belgian waffles look really good and tasty

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