Yeosu Cafe Imi
Everyone needs to feel at home, no matter where they might be. For me, that’s Cafe Imi in Yeosu’s Yeoseo Dong.
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Here in Yeosu, “home” can be somewhat hard to find. It honestly depends on taste and preference, in my opinion. Coffee lovers in this city will most likely point to the sweet atmosphere and soothing tastes found inside Cafe Imi.
Most foreigners know about this small coffee shop and have probably had one or two nice conversations with the ever-friendly owner Mr. Park. His wife – the cafe namesake – is also a kind and warmhearted person with whom I’ve always felt warmth and above all, welcome.
Every time I step inside, the owner’s smiling face tells me “Hello” and we briefly chat about our days up until that moment. Any plans this weekend? It’s small talk, yes, but that’s what makes it feel like home. There are no anxiety or nerves in Cafe Imi. It’s just talk. Oh, and coffee.
It’s not just his strong English command that has me hooked but that feeling of a “real” Coffee Shop, among the impostors or also-rans lining the streets here. There are some other great coffee places in town but I can’t get over my love for this one.
It’s honestly my home away from home.
Directions to Yeosu’s Cafe Imi (Courtesy of Naver)
Buses 80 , 82 , 115 , 333 , 555 , and 777 will take you to Munsu Dong Community Center’s Bus Stop (문수동사무소), which Imi is directly behind. If you give those directions to a taxi driver, he’ll likely take you to the Community Center, which is around the block from Imi. Look for the bus stop which is along the main road and you should see Imi directly behind it.