Sometimes I wonder why people own cats and dogs in their homes and NOT sheep? They don’t bite, they poop like rabbits (which are more attractive than dog and cat poo) and you can shave off their wool and use it as a duvet cover! They don’t seem to cause a lot of trouble either, unless they get eaten by a fox/wolf, and then that mess would be a pain to clean up. Other than that they always seem to be quite content just standing there and chewing bits of dried grass. Sheep can be a bit hard to find in Korea unless served on the dinner table. However thanks to ‘Thanks Nature Café’ in Seoul, our woolly countryside cravings can be cured by two wonderful, cute and FLUFFY sheep!
Although the sheep are the main attraction, once they are absent in the summer the visitors generally still visit to try out this café’s deliciously famous waffles. Just the sight of it you instantly know you are already in for a treat…arrrgh my mouth is watering up again… Not only are the waffles a delight but the range of coffee and tea offered are all top quality and freshly blended, finished off with latte art. With or without sheep, this café’s service is perfect. About twice an hour the owner lets the sheep out of the fence and let customers feed them with dried grass as well as take pictures.
Oh and might I add the owner is super nice and friendly? Feel free to have a little chat with him if he isn’t behind the counter busily serving drinks.
How to get there?
Subway station: Hongik University Line 2, Exit 9 ~ take a left up the hill at the first intersection you come to. Keep walking up the hill towards Hongik University’s main gate. Thanks Nature is located in a basement on the left side of the street, near the top of the hill. Make sure you look down!