Cafe Block (Cheongju)

Photos by Lisa Chang, ETA ’16-17

City: Cheongju (청주)

Restaurant Name: Cafe Block (블럭)

Restaurant address: 충북 청주시 흥덕구 서현중로 31번길 47

31-47 Seohyeonjung-ro, Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do

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Food Served: Coffees, teas, dessert

Price: Affordable. No more than 4500 won for a drink.


This is a lego-themed cafe that is quietly tucked into a residential area fairly close to the Cheongju bus terminal. The cafe is decorated with various lego displays and UK-themed knick knacks. When I ordered a drink, I was even given a complimentary lego-shaped chocolate! The owner is quite nice, and from my memory I think he spoke a bit of English too. I saw a few boxes of legos sitting in the corner untouched, so I’m not sure if you can actually play with the legos there or if they were purely for decorative purposes.