Cave de la Petite France
35-240 Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu
HOURS: Daily 6 p.m.-1 a.m.
SUBWAY: Anguk (Line 3)
As the name would imply, this is a snug subterranean dive, candle-lit, with wine bottles lining all the walls and one end that’s sheer rock face.
As it’s not very big you’ll never struggle to get the attention of the very friendly manager or his staff. Cave has a fairly varied selection of wines in terms of geographies and prices, but they’re all available by the bottle only.
Occasional acoustic music performances liven things up, but this is generally a quiet venue suited to intimate chats.
© Jonathan Hopfner from Moon Seoul, 1st Edition