The immediate area revealed a terrible shortage of cafés (and benches for that matter), so we reverted back to Koreatown in hopes of finding a spot equipped with washroom facilities, air conditioning, outlets, and perhaps reasonably priced sustenance.
A lovely potato had warned against Caffe Bene, while Tous Les Jours simply did not appeal to me. Paris Baguette it was.
The Green Tea Chiffon was alright, though the whipping cream was a tad stifling after a while. No drinks were purchased during our stay, though two small items were consumed by my dining parter towards the end of our chatty stay.
As first-timers, recommendations definitely assisted us in the decision-making process. The two employees behind the cashier took their time in explaining some of their most renowned picks, eventually steering us in the direction of a Stewed Oxtail Noodles in Soup and Spicy & Sour Spinach Dumpling.
Within ten minutes, our items were received and taken upstairs for munching. Again, there was no waiter service, so the Stainless steel tables weren't the cleanest surfaces I'd seen. Nevertheless, it remained shinier than Paris Baguette; frequent signage and attentive customers can make a huge difference.
The Sour Hawberry Tea, which was split amongst both of us, was refreshing and a little sweeter than anticipated. Most fitting in profile would be Sour Plum Tea, but with a clearer consistency.
It was up to us to sort the remnants of our dinners into "recyclable material" or "compost". Following this, I had wished to make a bathroom visit. Heading downstairs, I was met with a menacing lineup for the single stall. We hunted for Starbucks instead.