89 Mansion Dining Cafe by Actor Lee Jong Seok

Hey, lovelies! I'm back to blogging! OMG guys, I am so excited to share with you guys about this cafe. Any Lee Jong Seok (이종석) fan here?

To be honest, I am not very sure who this guy and I'm not one of his fans, but I found this cafe from the internet and want to give it a try. There is no harm in trying, right?

On a lovely evening, I had the opportunity to check out a cafe called 89 Mansion (카페 89맨션) in Sinsa, Garosugil owned by a famous Korean actor named Lee Jong Seok (이종석). This street is popular for nice cafes, restaurants, and local Korean cosmetic brands.

The Cafe 89 Mansion is not really hard to find, even it's not located on the main road. It would be best to use your Naver Maps, Kakao Maps or Google Maps app to find the cafe. 

As soon as I approached the cafe, there were already a handful of girls outside taking photos of the building. This immediately concerned me a lot since I really didn’t want to be in the middle of a crowd. Luckily, on that day that it wasn’t really crowded with Lee Jong Seok fans. * Thank God*

Well, let's take a peek inside, shall we?

When you arrive at the main gate of this cafe the place looks huge, very modern and well kept.

I was really impressed with the way it looks and the cozy environment they provide.

About Lee Jong Seok (이종석):
Lee Jong Suk is a South Korean actor and model who is considered one of the most popular Hallyu stars working today. Born on September 14, 1989, Lee Jong Suk started out as a model, becoming the youngest Korean runway model at the age of 15. He quickly crossed over into acting, debuting in the 2010 dramas “Prosecutor Princess” and gaining acclaim for his role as a rebellious composer in “Secret Garden.” But his status skyrocketed after appearing as the lead in the 2012 drama “School 2013,” for which he received his first acting award for Best New Actor. His leading role in “I Hear Your Voice” made him a household name and one of the most sought-after actors in Korea. He went on to star in the hit dramas “Doctor Stranger” (2014), “Pinocchio” (2014-2015), “W” (2016) and “While You Were Sleeping” (2017).

Lee Jong Seok has dreamed to have his own cafe and recently he has made it into reality last October 2017. He mentioned in a recent interview that opening a cafe and starting up a business was one of his memorable moments in 2017. He got inspired by the coffee shop in his recent drama “While You Were Sleeping”, so he decided to open up one and that paved way to “While You Were Brewing” thru 89 Mansion Cafe. Sometimes he manned this cafe together with his friends either as a barista or a cashier.

(1st floor cafe) 11:00-22:00 / (2nd floor restaurant) Break Time 16:00-17:00, Last Order 15:00, 20:30.

The decor is simple and homely.

Place your order here!

They serve drinks and a variety of desserts all in this little cafe.

The first floor is for people who order dessert and drink only.

I was worried I would have to wait but I was seated immediately.

I love the vintage vibe in this cafe.

They do have free Wifi.

You can go upstairs to the dining area. Let's go to the second floor, shall we?

On the wall near the stairs, you can find calligraphy done by Lee Jong Seok (이종석).

Lee Jong Seok really did put all his effort into his cafe.

Photo Zone

Each room has a unique theme.

The distinct red color makes it stand out. 

You can see the colors of the seats.

I love its ambiance with high ceiling and big windows.

The lighting was also fantastic in the room with everything.

The interior decor is welcoming and warming with a mixture of comfortable seating and dining tables or chairs. 

You can enjoy a glass of coffee or tea and relax on the sofa.

The cafe is full of plants small and large and laid out in individual seating areas.

 Unique lighting.

This is the detailed menu of 89 Mansion cafe. This cafe offers their menu in two languages, so you don’t have to worry about your orders.

They have a lot of food options as well.

Cute paper table mat

Cute buzzer to alert you when your order is ready.

Outdoor seating. Pretty view for the night time!

As for drinks, I got Lemonade.
The lemonade is alright; nothing really special. The drinks were a bit pricey than any other cafe in Seoul. But since you will try it just once, better go for the drinks you want, and treasure the moment on Lee Jong Seok’s cafe.

For my meals, I ordered Shrimp Oil Pasta. The portions were just right. Food was ok but too oily. Not the best but far from bad. Sorry I didn’t get to take a lot of photos as I was really hungry.

Overall, I felt a bit bad about this cafe because I got my food about 30 mins later, the waitress never asked if I wanted a refill on my drinks. I had to go down to the first floor counter and request a meal order and then again I had to ask for my water 2 separate times. I tried to be patient. 

The menu is on the pricier side but it’s worth it to try. If you’re a big fan of Lee Jong Seok or if you just plan to have your coffee crawl adventure in Sinsa, it is definitely worth your while to include 89 Mansion on your list! It doesn't hurt to come here once in a while, who knows if you are lucky you might have an exclusive meet and greet with Lee Jeong Seok! LOL~ 

Cafe 89 Mansion (카페 89맨션)

Phone: 070-4112-5667

서울 강남구 압구정로4길 25 신사동 523-30
(523-30 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul)

If you plan to visit South Korea soon, feel free to visit my previous post of Sotong Cafe Best Instagram Spots in Korea

Thank you for reading my post. I truly appreciate your time and effort. I hope you enjoy this short post and see you real soon lovelies.

18 Responses to "89 Mansion Dining Cafe by Actor Lee Jong Seok"

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  6. I totally feel ya when you mentioned not wanting to be in a crowd of people. But I love that you went in and checked them out from top to bottom. I love the colors and that menu looks bommmmmbbbbb!!!

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  7. so cute place:) i want to be there:) follow:) hope U follow back:)

  8. Very beautiful place... Have a great day!

  9. Very nice place!!! :)


  10. I think it would be good to visit on a special day like Christmas. It's also good to go there for an experience. The cafe looks like a fancy and modern, especially using poetry as an interior. But the menu looks a little expensive.

  11. Such a lovely place!
    Merry Christmas!
    Kisses, Paola.


  12. Great post!!! That place looks amazing. I loved the pictures

  13. Looks like such a cool place!!! I love the pictures

  14. Cafe nya keren banget yaaa... pasti Jong Suk oppa total banget branding nya. Badai!

  15. aaaa, so lee jong suk owned this cafe.
    I saw his video in IG if not mistaken, showing as if he is working in a cafe.
    now I understand that video.


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