Cornerstone Bakery is making delightfully delicious treats for all occasions! Pictured here are some peppermint cookies; pies for Thanksgiving; a cake for a Quinceañera; and a blackberry streusel coffee cake.
If you’re in the Kern County area, treat yourself to some Cornerstone Bakery goods!
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This area, located on the south of the Han river, used to be very concentrated with warehouses. In particular, leather & shoes. You can definitely feel it when you enter the area. The subway exit I got off at (Seongsu station) was located outdoors, on a pedway, & you needed to go down to reach ground level. As I was making my way down to the ground level, I looked around me, & the area looked quite. .. old. It has kept its warehouse vibes, & parts of it reminded me Guangzhou (my hometown in China). I almost didn’t feel like I was in Korea haha it just wasn’t the “Seoul” that I am familiar with, you know? Anyway, now, a number of these warehouses have been transformed/revitalized into art spaces & coffeeshops; thereby creating a new scene in Seongsu.
It is now granted the name “Brooklyn of Seoul”.
One of the many warehouse cafes in this area, Cafe Onion, is tucked behind a main street. It blends in well with its surroundings, namely auto shops. Even their door resembles a garage door!
To the immediate right after you enter.
A mixture of cement, metal, & brick - giving off an industrial chic vibe.
They don’t just offer plastic cups; their cups have “Onion” on it, adding a bit of a fancy touch.
Instead of ordering coffee, I went for their pandoro, which is a traditional Italian cake. It is typically a Christmas/holiday treat in its nation of origin, & oftentimes sprinkled with powdered sugar. Here at Cafe Onion, they have 2 version of this: a regular “white” one that’s topped with powdered sugar, & also the one I chose, injeolmi powder pandoro. Recall injeolmi is a type of rice cake & has a distinct bean powder that coats it. For this injeolmi powder pandoro, they used the bean powder instead of powdered sugar.
For me, personally, the cake is alright. I saw them taking out this new batch of pandoro out when I was walking around taking photos prior to purchasing this. Sadly, it was quite dry. I was really excited about the injeolmi powder so my first bite had both cake+powder - that was dry. After a few more bites, I started eating the middle part on its own. That was also dry =/ It also wasn’t very sweet. It was more like a bread than cake, in my opinion. The texture was similar to a hardened croissant.
While the pandoro didn’t please me too much. .. the design of this place was very diff from any other cafes I’ve been to.
Behind the part where the sweets are kept / where the coffee-making happens, there’s an open space (a courtyard).
There’s a side door that’s completely open to the outside (the back alley).
Here’s a separate seating area that’s completely detached from the main entrance.
Again, we’ve got cement, brick, & metal being the essentials.
I personally really like this shot; that’s why it’s here. That small window/door about the steps has a height that’s shorter than me!
Back in the courtyard . .. there is a narrow staircase that leads to the rooftop.
View of the rooftop.
There aren’t many tall buildings in this area.
A view of the courtyard from the roof.
For coffee-lovers, Seongsu is an area of Seoul that you shouldn’t miss. The cafes here are all similar but each has a distinct vibe. Collectively, these warehouse cafes give definition to Seongsu’s new name.