Tips for Visiting The Thanks Nature Sheep Cafe in Seoul, Korea | The Travel Breakdown

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

So I went to a sheep cafe. That's right... you read that correctly. A sheep cafe. Sheep cafes are an actual thing in Seoul, Korea so you know I had to check it out. I went there with my friend Taryn and we went to the Thanks Nature Cafe in Hongdae. In the video that I made for The Travel Breakdown, you can see that we got a little lost trying to find it, so hopefully this blog post will prevent that for you if you're planning on going and also give you some quick tips! :)

Let's get to the Travel Breakdown....

Getting There
Ah directions. I'm terrible at them. I wish I was a better navigator but alas I am not. I mean I'm really bad... I'd consider myself directly challenged. Now that we've gotten that fact out of the way, let me tell you how we were able to find the Thanks Nature Cafe. Well, first of all, the Thanks Nature Cafe to me is a little hidden. From the street, you would almost miss it. You can see in the travel vlog that Taryn and I ended up wandering around Hongdae for about an hour. Don't get me wrong, we enjoyed every minute and took advantage of being lost by shopping and eating along the way :) How did we finally find the sheep cafe you ask?! We asked someone. Around Seoul, especially in the tourist-y areas, there are people standing around with red vests. These people usually speak English, Chinese and Korean and can help you find wherever you're trying to go. Plus, they supplied us with a nifty map :D 
Address: 
마포구 서교동 486 서교푸르지오상가 B121 Seoul, Korea
Phone Number: 
+82 2-335-7470
When you finally find the cafe, you'll see that it's actually below the street level so you walk down the stairs and see the sheep enclosure. BOY WAS IT STINKY! haha. 
You'll see a menu at the base of the stairs before you walk into the actual eating/drinking area so be sure to pick something! This is like your entrance into the cafe. There are lots of lovely options though :) 
Once inside, you can't smell the sheep. At least I couldn't and I have a very sensitive nose. See that order here sign? Yeah that's where you order. haha. 
I really enjoyed the interior of the cafe. Let me take you on a little virtual tour, yes? :)
Around the cafe, they had adorable little sheep accents. I also loved how open and airy the cafe itself was. 
 They had magazines there for you to look and they also had a little charging station for phones! I didn't take a picture but take my word for it! I thought that was a very nice touch. 
 They also had lots of potted plants around the cafe. 
 Tips
 -Don't overwhelm the sheep! They had an enclosure within the enclosure that you're not allowed to go into. You can enter the first gate, just not the second. 
-We went during the week around 5pm and it wasn't too busy. 
-It is a little stinky. haha. So be prepared.
-Don't be afraid to ask for directions! Like I mentioned, the people in the red vests are there to help. We would have never found the cafe had we not asked. 
-Check out their Facebook for updates! You can also see cute pictures of them out for walks :D 
Taryn got some type of carbonated blueberry drink and I got an iced caffe latte :) Delicious! 
Well thanks for coming to the Thanks Nature Cafe with me!! Isn't this fun?! It's like you're with me going to all the fun places!! Don't forget to follow my blog for more of The Travel Breakdown and of course, beauty posts! Love you! :) 
 xoxo, 
Morgan