Thursday, December 26, 2013

Cafe Gaene

Have I told you I love dogs?
I love dogs.
I love dogs more than words can express.

If you know me, you know that when we moved to Korea we weren't allowed to bring our pup Chelsea with us, so she had to stay with our family in Colombia while my husband is stationed here. We miss her so, SO much. Every once in a while, we need our puppy fix and back in March (Yes, March, don't judge me.) we visited Cafe Gaene for the first time. 

There are so many beautiful dogs. When you get the menu, you also get a chart with their photos and their names so you can call them over to your table and know which ones are not so friendly!
Can someone please explain these to me?
 The entrance price to Cafe Gaene is 8,000KRW and it includes a drink and unlimited puppy cuddles. The husband had an iced coffee and I had a peach tea.
Most of the dogs at Cafe Gaene are very friendly, but you can definitely see that they're also tired. Playing with so many humans can wear any pooch out! The daschsunds (Sp?) are just happy to snuggle in your lap all day long.
We feel bad for these guys sometimes... they definitely don't have that much room to play, and they have people messing with them all the time, but I guess I am just happy that they have a home and people who actually pay to go play with them. You can also tell that the staff absolutely adores them.
 I know a lot of people say that this place is dirty and whatnot, but I really don't think so! They make sure that you sanitize your hands before entering and they're always very quick to clean any "accident" that may happen. The place is a little run down, furniture has holes here and there but seriously, we're talking about over 20 dogs in one place. It's going to happen.

Overall, we had a great time at Cafe Gaene. I wish Chelsea was here so I could bring her with me so she could play with all the other dogs.

More Information
Facebook: Address: Cafe Gaene 카페개네
22-2, Chungmuro 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울 중구 충무로 1가 22-2
Closest Subway Station: Myeongdong station, Line 4, Exit 6 or Euljiro 1-ga station, line 2 Phone Number: 02-772-9497 / 070-4253-9497 Price: 8000 won per adult (with a complimentary drink)
Foreigner Friendly

Thank you for reading!



  1. Zayda, this is so great. I was looking for a dog cafe to take the kids to. Thanks for posting this and the directions!

  2. I never had a chance to make it there before I left. I bet you were in heaven! One of the big dogs looks like a muppet!!!! How cute!!! I love the Dalmatian on the pink chair!