Geronimo Coffeehouse in Yangju (Gyeonggi-do) is an absolute must-visit. They took what looks like an old warehouse and transformed it into a massive, two-floor coffeehouse with a full menu, lots of flowers, and a lot of charm.
What makes it an unique experience is that some of the seating in the café is shoes-off-sit-on-the-floor, but there are plenty of chairs around (even a few swinging ones) if you don’t want to take your shoes off.
I like to order the pancake breakfast set (15,000 won) which includes 3 pancakes, assorted fresh fruit, syrup and whipped cream, a mini salad, and an americano (although the americano can be subtracted). (I’ll take mine iced, thanks.)
The coffee menu is something different. Coffee snobs, listen up! You’ll want to take notes.
A simple Yirgacheffe Elris pour-over from Ethiopia will cost you 9,000 won (that’s roughly $9 US.)
It goes up from there:
- Red Plum from Colombia–12k
- Mocha Mattari from Yemen–15k
- Hawaiian Kona–17k
- Geisha Lake from Panama–18
- Blue Mountain from Jamaica–20k
- Loscabos Coffee Blend–22k
- Geronimo Coffee Blend–25k
$25 for a cup of coffee? Did I do it?
You bet I did.
Was it worth it? I mean, it was a damn good cup of coffee but I’d probably recommend something else. I had the Mocha Mattari from Yemen twice (both iced*) and really enjoyed that, but I know that I like coffees from Yemen. (Previously, the most expensive cup of coffee I’ve ever bought was the Yemeni coffee Blue Bottle served for $16 + a complimentary sesame cookie for pairing purposes. I got the coffee half-off since I was a Blue Bottle employee.)
In addition to the great coffee, they’ve got a great pastry selection which is self-serve and self-pack-for-takeaway.
Even though the space is large, it fills up fast so I would recommend going as soon as they open to snag those cute instagram photos.
Follow them on Instagram: @geronimo_coffeehouse
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*Some may come for me for this, but good coffee is going to be great both hot and iced. It is worth noting that the Geronimo Blend is only available hot, which means that you’re paying for a premium cup of coffee that they’ve tested and only want to serve to you in the parameters of what they’ve tested, which is, duh, a hot cup of coffee. Maybe you’re more likely to drink a cup of hot coffee black? All I know is: science and psychology, it’s there.