#486 Waveon Coffee / 웨이브온 커피 @ Gijang, Busan

Posted by swisscheese on Jan 7, 2018 in busan, cafe, coffee |

Busan is no stranger to Koreans as it is the second most populated city in Korea. Everyone who went to Busan before would probably know that they are famous for their beaches and seafood. When the BFF and I were there last April, she researched on the cafes to go to at Busan and after we saw the intricate architecture of Waveon Coffee residing by the sea, we knew that we had to head there no matter how far it was and so we did!

Waveon Coffee
286, Haemaji-ro, Wollae-ri, Jangan-eup,
Gijang-gun Busan, South Korea 46037

Just look at the pictures above and be at awe at the day and night versions of Waveon Coffee! Located on a hill top overlooking the coast of Gijang, Waveon Coffee is designed using angular concrete blocks stacked on top of one another in order to optimize the sea views from within the cafe itself. Since coffee is one of the key items served at this cafe as symbolized by the cafe’s name, Waveon Coffee has it’s own roastery right beside it.

Once you enter the cafe, you will be able to see stairs leading to the second floor, which house more stone-flooring seating areas lined with glazing as with the first floor. During the early summer, having a cup of coffee at the decked rooftop terrace would be lovely! You can head up even higher from the deck rooftop to the top of the building so as to have a 360 degrees view of the sea!

We ordered two cups of beverages for 15,000 won (USD$14.13 / SGD$18.73 / CAD$17.53). Actually, we intended to purchase their delicious looking strawberry swiss rolls but because we arrived in the late afternoon, it was sold out. It is such a pity, really! Although there were nothing we could eat there, the times spent there was great as outside the cafe lies seats in the form of chairs, benches and cushions placed on stepped wooden platforms for customers to enjoy the breeze while sipping onto their coffee. In Korean terms, pyeong sang 평상 is the word used for describing these platforms since traditionally, outdoor decks will be used for small gatherings such as drinking tea. Pine trees are also scattered around the cafes to provide a more cozy ambiance since the outdoor deck would be used if the weather is not very cold. The surroundings, ambiance, structure and culture of Waveon Coffee is evident to it’s motto to “Relax, on the wave / 바다, 그리고 파도 위의 휴식”. Thus, you will be able to forget your problems while relaxing at the nicest cafe of the most rural area of Busan.

I would say commuting here from Haeundae is quite tough as you have to walk about 20 minutes to Bujeon Station and take the train to Wallen Station before walking another 11 minutes to Waveon Coffee. Since it was so tedious, the BFF and I decided to take taxi back and forth. The cost of the taxi to Waveon Coffee was 27,900 won (USD$26.27 / SGD$34.85 / CAD$32.59) and back to our hotel was 30,000 won (USD$28.25 / SGD$37.47 / CAD$35.04). If I have the chance to, I will try taking public transport the next time I head to Waveon Coffee.

Opens daily from 11:00am to 12:00am
Nearest Station: Wallen Station

Vivian slurp each time she drinks her cold strawberry flavoured beverage but I, on the other hand, found my hot chocolate to be average. It is only used to keep me warm from the strong winds and breeze. If only we could taste their in house desserts but I guess there is always a next time? The diverse and spectacular view of the seas surrounding Gijang made up for our loss though!



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