Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cafe 1812, Sandwich "Art Cafe" in Hyehwa

(Directions at bottom of post.)

1812 is a so-called "art cafe." This means that when you walk inside, you are greeted by tables full of books featuring art prints. And you are also greeted by an upscale interior and a waitress who is almost too polite. If you're rocking some beat-up jeans and an old sweatshirt, you might feel a little out of place, but yeah, they'll still serve you.

Anyway, the food is all right. Basically sandwiches for about 7,000 or 8,000 won. Lunch sets are offered at about 10,000 to 12,000 won which is a good deal, seeing as how you get the sandwich plus the soup or salad plus a coffee for an extra 1,000 won which if you were ordering it on its own would be closer to 4,000 won.

I got the crab sandwich, which came on regular ol' white bread with a bit of crab salad tucked in between. I enjoyed it, but in reality, it actually wasn't that many rungs higher on the sandwich ladder than one of the pre-prepared sandwiches from a GS25 or Family Mart. Meg got the salmon sandwich on a bagel, which unfortunately had only the tiniest sliver of salmon. They paired the salmon with swiss which was a little out of the box since most cafes pair salmon with cream cheese.

The most enjoyable part of the meal was the soup I got along with my sandwich as part of a lunch set. It was a strange, creamy blackish-gray soup that had a gruelish texture and a flavor which I couldn't identify. Meg suggested - and I believe her completely - that it was black sesame soup. So I got to try a whole new flavor of soup at 1812 that I never knew existed, which is always a plus.
Directions: Go out Hyehwa Station Exit 2. Follow the map below:

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