The Sheep Are Baa Baa Baahing in Hongdae

Hongdae, Seoul, Korea: Nature Thanks Sheep CafeSince my little one is now extremely interested in animals and can say the sounds for basically all of them including the elephant and zebra, I have a new found interest in taking her places where she can cozy up with the furry and hairy beasts.

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Hongdae, Seoul, Korea: Nature Thanks Sheep Cafe Hongdae, Seoul, Korea: Nature Thanks Sheep Cafe

Luckily for us, Thanks Nature Cafe also known as the sheep cafe is literally right down the street from us so we meandered on over to see how the little one would react to real live sheep.

There was baahing, laughter and poking mostly. What more could we ask for?

Hongdae, Seoul, Korea: Nature Thanks Sheep Cafe Hongdae, Seoul, Korea: Nature Thanks Sheep Cafe Hongdae, Seoul, Korea: Nature Thanks Sheep Cafe

The cafe is set down a flight of steps. The steps lead to an area that has been cordoned off where two sheep make their home. The sheeps are Maengu, or if you’re like my little one and just learned the word mango then his name will sound more like Mango probably, and Jjangu. Maengu is the bigger one and seems to be the go-getter of the pair confidently walking right over to introduce himself and see what sundries we had for him to chew on. The smaller one is Jjangu and once he got an eyeful of the little one traipsing into the pen, he skedaddled to the safety of his smaller pen which has a sign that asks that people don’t enter. I think it’s their safe place and respecting that is always a good thing. They are basically outside except that they are covered by the floor above so they are protected from inclement weather.Hongdae, Seoul, Korea: Nature Thanks Sheep Cafe

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Hongdae, Seoul, Korea: Nature Thanks Sheep Cafe The sheep are friendly and the staff in the cafe is ever watchful and will come and sweep away the poo pellets and put sawdust on the pee so that no one is getting dirty. There is a bench around the pen area that people can sit on to hang around the sheep for some time if they like as well or if you want a different vantage point like our little one, then the bench is the place to go.Hongdae, Seoul, Korea: Nature Thanks Sheep Cafe Hongdae, Seoul, Korea: Nature Thanks Sheep Cafe We visited on a weekday afternoon and there was only one other couple of girls there taking their time drinking coffee and occasionally going to take a gander at the sheep. This meant we had the sheep to ourselves and our ever giddy child for most of our time there and that was great. She sheep seem to be well taken care of and are used to the poking and prodding of little ones.Hongdae, Seoul, Korea: Nature Thanks Sheep CafeThe cafe, where there are food and drinks, is housed inside separated from the sheep by a glass wall so no food or drink can be contaminated. There aren’t any high-chairs for smaller children, but who is going to bring their child and spend a bunch of time in the cafe anyway? The fun is out with those baahing maniacs obviously. Hongdae, Seoul, Korea: Nature Thanks Sheep Cafe

We ordered some drinks and this fruit lovers waffle to take a break between the sheep fun. It wasn’t amazing, the blueberries and strawberries clearly the frozen sort that had just been thawed, but we didn’t go for the food anyway. It wasn’t terrible though to be sure, it was all devoured in a good ten minutes or less. Hongdae, Seoul, Korea: Nature Thanks Sheep Cafe


All in all, the sheep cafe is a great cafe to spend an hour at on the way to some other place. The sheep were fluffy and nice and our little one got the kick out of them that we went in search of.

Thanks Nature Cafe


486 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

서울시 마포구 서교동 486 B1F

Phone: 02-335-7470

Hours: Every Day 11:00am – 10:00pm

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8 Responses

  1. That sure looks like an interesting place. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it.

    • Hallie says:

      I definitely hadn’t. Wouldn’t expect to have a sheep just walk over and Baaahh while you’re sipping coffee, now would you? Quirky and fun.. that’s a lot of what Seoul is. ^^

  2. neha says:

    Your little one is so cute. And this place does look interesting. I can totally relate about how they get excited about the animals. Mine is also like that. So, recently took her to a zoo

    • Hallie says:

      It was really interesting. We haven’t been to any of the big zoos yet but we have taken her to some of the other animal experiential places. She LOVED the aquarium too. ^^

  3. dwellboxes says:

    Oh my goodness this is so adorable!!!

  4. George says:

    These photos are absolutely adorable. I love animals of all kinds but I have an extra soft spot for fluffy ones like cats, dogs, and sheeps for sure! Thanks for sharing this warm and fuzzy post with us!

  5. The place looks so natural and cool. Thanks for sharing

  1. May 7, 2017

    […] If you’re looking for some more themed cafes in the area, also check out the Hello Kitty Cafe and the Nature Cafe that has two sheep on the premises. […]

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