Broccoli Latte at Homestead Coffee and more

Professor Oh February 17, 2014 1

My friends and I came across a Homestead Coffee in Daehangno after watching a play. Homestead Coffee is a chain restaurant and cafe with locations scattered throughout Korea. Some people love their coffee. My friend thought their Americano was average. I don’t drink coffee, but I do eat food. Thus I will give an honest review of our brunch, dessert and broccoli latte. Yes, you heard right. Broccoli!

The interior is your average clean Korean cafe interior. Cozy yet nothing too unique. Brick walls with framed images. Chairs and light fixtures made of straw. Strings of purple lights hung on windows and trees. Decorations to create that likeable cafe vibe.

homestead coffee interior

cafe decoration

homestead coffee interior 2

The Homestead Coffee menu contains interesting items. Two words popped out into our eyes: Broccoli Latte. Curious of its taste we challenged ourselves and ordered a cup. We predicted the drink would be a hit or miss.

order

The three of us took a sip each. The Broccoli Latte tasted more like a soup than a drink. We agreed it is not something we’d order again, but is something to experience once. It may be an acquired taste. The Broccoli Latte is comparable to juiced Unicorn Grass. The flavor is magical in a strange and memorable way.

broccoli latte

Their Mushroom Omelette was oh-so-juicy and will wake your taste buds up! My friend said it tasted like a sunrise. To me it tasted like an alarm clock. Sunrise and alarm clock are siblings. We highly recommend this omelette, especially if you didn’t get enough sleep from the night before. Your eyes will pop out from the deliciousness.

mushroom omelette

The Cajun Salad was not as eye-poppingly yummy. The chicken was dry and it didn’t contain much nutritious vegetables. It’s rare to come by a legitimate salad in Korea. As of winter 2014, the locals here are passionately in love with refined carbs (i.e. rice cakes, white bread, thick waffles, etc).

cajun salad

The Dojima Roll is soft and creamy as it looks. It is slightly sweet. For a stronger dose of sugar, dip your piece of the roll onto the caramel drizzled on the plate.

dojima roll

Would I go back to Homestead Coffee? Quite possibly at another location. Though for the rest of my stay in Korea, I’ll be searching for the mom and pop shops.

homestead coffee storefront

Phone number: +82 2-744-3359
Website: http://www.homestead.co.kr/
Address (in Korean): 종로구 동숭동 1-93 (대학로점), Seoul
Direction: Exit 2 at Hyehwa Station. Walk east on Daehak-ro 10 gil until street ends. Make right turn on Daehak-ro 12-gil. Homestead Coffee will be on your right.

homestead coffee map 2

homestead coffee daehangno

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  1. Gabe Santiago February 17, 2014 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    Like the name – “Homestead” – like “Chisolm” or “Gunsmoke” – No notches on “yer gun” for the broccoli coffee – yes, I take it, on the mushroom omelette. Ha-ha. Seroiusly speaking, you should have seem Chef Masaharu Morimoto ~ 森本正治, of “Iron Chef” (料理の鉄人) fame *ref.[famous Japanese cooking competition show – mid 90′s to early 2000′s) He made, once, Salmon fish ice cream! Yes! ~ はい! ~ 예! Oh, well, you gave it a go, Prof.! ;;)

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