Global Cafe

In March 2011 I opened a cafe in a university in the South Korean countryside. Want to know more? Read on.
  • Global Cafe.

    Hello! Today I really wanted to tell you about what I've been doing in Korea. I wanted to let you all know about my little cafe, the problems and surprises, the food, the customers, the beauty and the horrors. But that first picture up there might ...

  • Global Cafe - where, why and why me?

    Global Cafe is located inside the Global Lounge (and Education Centre) of the Korea University of Technology and Education (KUT). I didn't pick the name, fitout or location, I just gladly (or stupidly!) accepted the challenge laid out for me. KUT ...

  • Global cafe: Menu

    Egg sandwich with homemade mayonnaise and lettuce. Fluctuates in popularity. In the spirit of managing expectations, I'd like to be clear that the food I'm serving here is not groundbreaking or exciting or even interesting, mostly. The Global Cafe...

  • Global Cafe: coffee

    I have worked in a lot of restaurants and cafes. A. Lot. And in every single job I've ever had I pretended that a coffee machine was completely foreign to me. Why did I fake ignorance? Well, as much as I love coffee (I'd classify that love as moder...

  • Global cafe, the end.

    Today is the last day of my Global cafe. For serious. And just now, burning the last of the chocolate chip cookies while grappling an enormous ice floe from the defrosting freezer makes it all seem suddenly, achingly, real. Maybe I'll go into the i...