Cafe Mayb

Review by Rebekah Morton, ETA ’15-’16

City: Seogwipo

Restaurant Name: Cafe Mayb

Foods Served: Coffee, Cocktails, Snacks

Restaurant Address: 416-2 Seogwi-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

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The cafe is in Seogwipo, in the trendy downtown area called “Art Street.” If you walk there from the Dongmun Rotary, one of the major bus stops in Seogwipo, you should take a right at the 7/11, then take a left when you hit the daily market (marked clearly, a big covered market area). From there, it’s a straight shot at the bottom of the hill.

Cost: Espresso drink ~ 5,000, Won, Cocktail ~ 6,000 Won

Cafe Mayb has a very laid-back, bohemian atmosphere. There are tables in and outside of the cafe, which is fairly small–one room, with an open wall facing Art Street. The bathrooms and cafe in general are clean and well-kept, with lots of cute/quirky decor. The drinks (all of your standard espresso drinks, tea, wine/beer, cocktails) are excellent, especially given the moderate prices. The staff, and especially the owner of the cafe, are very friendly and attentive. Most of them speak English, including the owner, who often spends time chatting with customers. You’re likely to run into lots of non-staff English speakers hanging out there, as it is a popular spot for foreign teachers. There is also a sleepy cat and a friendly dog that are known to hang around looking for cuddles.

TL;DR: Bohemian, English-friendly, moderate prices, good coffee and cocktails. 10/10 will come again~