Nestled among the high rises of Goejoeong-dong (near Tanbang) exists a very peaceful and quaint cafe that appears to look like someone’s home, except for the ‘Open’ sign outside. Don’t be intimidated by its cuteness among the concrete jungle of Daejeon, The Aroma Cafe will create a serene background for your lunch or a coffee date.
I found it with a recommendation from a friend and was pleasantly surprised to find such a lovely place not too far from Tanbang Subway Station. Keep reading to see why I found it so special.
I visited the Aroma cafe recently on a Saturday morning as soon as it opened at 11am and took a few photographs before the customers started rolling in. Some were working on DIY projects in the backroom, while others had lunch on the patio outside. I I drank my Frozen Yogurt Smoothie while enjoying the singing of birds from the trees on the property.
This cafe is full of very photogenic little corners and decorations, which make it super cute and lovely. The back room’s walls are covered in notes and you can spend hours sitting around reading/writing your own.
The decor of Cafe Aroma is concentrated on antique pieces with a modern twist. They are simple but placed in a very thought out manner. Its hard not to touch these adorable pieces or accidentally take one home.
Every customer who comes here is required to purchase a drink or something to eat (as expected). The menu is displayed whimsically on a branch as well as in photo albums. The first time I visited this place, I got to try an Ice Americano and a basil sandwich. The typically normal but The Aroma’s surprising Americano contained a frozen ice teddy bear which was sticking out of my drink. The poor fella was slowly drowning while I was taking my sips…how cute!
The sandwich was fresh and very tasty as I inhaled it while sitting on the veranda, chatting with my friend. Next time I’m definitely trying one of the cakes!
Other items on the menu consist of: coffees, juices, ades, bread products, deserts, set lunches, spaghetti, cream calzone, bi-bim noodles and others. Prices range from 2,300-11,900krw.
My sandwich below with iced Americano was only 6,900krw!
One of the best things about this cafe other than food and decorations is the outdoor area, which is quite large. Sit on the veranda and enjoy the chirping of the birds and all the free space around you. Yes, you’re still surrounded by large buildings but if you keep your gaze down you might just feel like you’re in your own private back yard – and its GREAT!
The Cafe Aroma
대전 서구 괴정동 10-13번지
Goejeong-dong Building 10-13
Take the subway to Tangbang Station, Exit 1 and walk straight towards the main road. Cross the road and take the road between Paris Baguette and CU Convenience Store. The Aroma Cafe will be on your right.