Review by Rachel Brooks, ETA 2014-2016
Restaurant Name: 7th Heaven
Foods Served: coffee, juices, sandwiches, breakfast foods
409 Taepyung-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
제주시 서귀포시 태평로 409
Directions: The cafe is not too far from the Dongmun and Jungang Rotary bus stops in Seogwipo.
Cost: around 8,000 – 12,000 won for coffee and food
While on our way to eat somewhere else one night, my friend and I tucked into this tiny establishment to avoid downpour from a thunderstorm and decided to try our luck here. Primarily a brunch spot for mid-morning customers, 7th Heaven serves an assortment of options food and drink options. We arrived around 7pm and well after the brunch menu had ended. With shattered hopes of brunch for dinner, we were pleasantly surprised when the kind woman behind the counter offered to make us grilled cheese paninis for 5,000 won. The panini, while not traditionally an option, was promptly added to the chalkboard menu at the end of our visit. The food did not disappoint and was the perfect meal to enjoy during the gloomy weather. I only wish there was a side of tomato soup. The toasty bread and blend of cheeses made for a great combination, but customers — especially those who are vegetarian — should note that the grilled cheese panini also came with a thinly sliced piece of ham inside.
In addition to the kindness and flexibility of the staff, the homey decor and vibrant art for sale add to a warm atmosphere. I’ve only tried the hot white mocha (4,000 won), but they have your usual array of coffee choices. If you’re not in the mood for coffee, choose from their ade (5,000 won), smoothie (6,000 won), tea (4,000 won), and fruit juice (6,000won) options. Food includes pancakes (7,000 won), ciabatta (7,000 won), bagels (3,000 won), honey butter bread (6,500 won), cheesecake (4,500 won), and even homemade yogurt (4,000 won). If you find yourself hungry in Seogwipo, certainly stop by this hidden gem.