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Come to the You Are Here Cafe Opening!

July 25, 2014

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Ladies and gentlemen: we formally invite you to the grand opening of You Are Here Cafe.

You Are Here is a representation of many of our ideas, all rolled up into one. We didn’t just call it the Eatyourkimchi Cafe, or the Drink Your Coffee Shop, or the Talk to Me in Korean Cafe, because it’s not just one of our coffee shops. It’s something that represents both the EYK and TTMIK teams’ visions. Though, I did like the sound of “Talk Nasty To Me in Korean.” I’m just not sure how that’d work for marketing. Ha!

You Are Here, in one sense, is what you see when you’re looking at a tourist map. It shows you the world around you, how to get to the places you want to get to, but tell you where you are, right there in the centre of it: you Are Here. Since we know that a lot of you that will be coming to the coffee shop aren’t natively from Korea, we want this place to be your center point, where you gather your bearings. Start from here, then go out and explore.

You Are Here cafe is located in Hongdae, not in the bustling club district, but in the hostel area. If you’re visiting Korea, there are lots of hostels around the area that we set up our cafe. You might be confused, disoriented, even jet-lagged. Come to You Are Here Cafe and get your bearings :D

Also, what TTMIK and EYK represent is very much a middle ground. Hyunwoo and crew are teaching the outside world how to speak Korean. The Eatyourkimchi Crew are in many ways showing you different parts and aspects of Korea, to the outside world as well. It’s a middle ground, in some ways, an access point into Korea. You Are Here is that part of your journey’s map.

We plan on having lots of events at You Are Here Cafe as well. Hyunwoo’s language meet ups are going to be integral. Stop on by and hang out with a bunch of people interested in learning languages. Our Korean isn’t perfect: we’ll probably be there learning a thing or two as well, and we’d love to see you there.

You Are Here. See You There! Grand Opening Party!

When: Saturday, August 9th: 11AM-11PM
Where: 마포구 동교동 204-53 (Mapo-Gu, Dongyo-dong, 204-53).
What: Come hang out with us for the grand opening of the You Are Here Cafe! We’re gonna be there, serving you coffee and treats, and hopefully seeing some of you lovely Nasties!

For walking directions from the subway, check out our video here:

And here’s a map!

You Are Here map

We’ve also opened up a bunch of different accounts for You Are Here Cafe. We plan on announcing secret items on some of them, and we’ll be posting videos – including a special new segment – on our You Are Here YouTube Channel. Make sure you follow!

Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / YouTube

Otherwise, if you’re gonna come, please let us know! We’d love to match your faces with your Nasty Avatars and Usernames, though I know some of you use different people’s avatars for your own. I’m looking at you, Shisus!

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  1. Would you be selling some EYK merch at all? At least on the grand opening day? Totally gonna be coming, though! See you there!

    2 years ago
  2. Hahahahahaahah I love the abbreviation… YAH!!! Anyway, congratulations on making this happen! I was just in Korea the first week of July so I’m a bit bummed I missed it this time, but I’ll definitely go sometime in the future!

    2 years ago
  3. MILKSHAKES!!!! i don’t drink coffee (or tea) so yay!!
    T_T wish i could be there for the grand opening!! one day…one day i WILL visit SK and come here!!

    2 years ago
  4. YAH! I like it! Congrats on YAH! it’s awesome to see you guys go from funny skits and goofy stories to seeing y’all working hard behind the scenes! I want more footage of YAH i’m super excited : D

    2 years ago
  5. Ooh, GREAT name! Just think of all the puns you can write on the menus! And all the cheesy Konglish-y things you can put up on the walls! “You Are Here… to enjoy well-being cake,” “You Are Here…to experience our coffee,” and “You Are Here… because oooh, you so NAAAASTY!”

    I kind of wish I didn’t know Korean, just so I could take part in those language meets! You looking for any more teachers who also speak German? Pick me, pick me! Haha
    It breaks my heart that I can’t make it to the opening, but I’ll be there in September when I move back to Korea. I can’t wait to come visit and try EVERYTHING on the menu!
    Will you be giving out those coupon cards where you get a free cup of coffee after the 10th? How about special nasty membership cards? PINK, SPARKLY MEMBERSHIP CARDS. Or, or, how about nasty name tags for nasties who want to be able to recognize fellow nasties right away? OH THE POSSIBILITIES!

    2 years ago
  6. I wish to eat the Powerball one that Martina makes :)

    2 years ago
  7. YAY! Super excited! I will definitely go when I visit South Korea…after I am free of debt. COLLEGE WHY YOU SO EXPENSIVE? T-T
    Inhale. Exhale. E-hem. But seriously, this is so cool! I wish your guise’s cafe success! :D

    2 years ago
  8. This so exciting. I am over the moon happy for y’all. Congratulations

    2 years ago
  9. It looks like it’s going to be amazing! Congratulations guys!

    I can’t be there for the opening, but since I’m going to study in South Korea next month, I’m definitely going to pay a visit.

    2 years ago
  10. ehrmagerrrrd! I can’t wait to go and check it out!! Congrats guise!

    2 years ago
  11. I’m so excited! \^_^/ You guys have worked so hard, and I just can’t wait to come see it in person at the opening! :3

    2 years ago
  12. Now all you need is just my todiefor pastasalad and tuna mousse xD
    One day i’ll open my own cafe with those two items on it!!
    unfortunately i can’t be there for the grand opening, school restarts 2 days after! :( wish i could though!

    2 years ago
  13. now I really really want to go to korea

    2 years ago
  14. I won’t be there because France+no money but I plan to go back in Asia in two years, going to China, Taïwan and Korea so, I’ll definitely come and drink some coffee at this time :3

    2 years ago
  15. The You Are Here Cafe looks like it is going to be AMAZING, though I would expect nothing less from creative geniuses such as yourselves!! Congratulations! I hope I get the chance to visit someday, it is definitely on my list of Life Goals. Now to just convince my family that the tropics are overrated and Korea is clearly the best choice for our next vacation. :D

    2 years ago
  16. Hey been a fan of EYK and TTMIK channels for a long time. Can’t wait to see you guys at the Grand Opening! Won’t miss it for the world!

    2 years ago
  17. I’ll definitely be there for the opening !

    Kudos to EYK and TTMIK crew, you guys are the best. :)

    2 years ago
  18. I’m going to have to save up money! On the bright side I have more incentive to actually plan and go to Korea!

    2 years ago
  19. Congratulations! Now there’s one more thing for me to do when I visit South Korea…as if the list wasn’t long enough already.
    I love the name, I can’t wait to see more videos of the interior/behind the scenes stuff.
    You mentioned doing live chats and other things at the cafe, will you have any theme nights or other activities? (e.g. movie night, norebang night, draw Spudgy night? etc.?)

    2 years ago
  20. I’m soooo excited for you guys, like really really excited. If I travel to Korea, You Are Here is one of the first places I’ll visit!

    2 years ago
  21. Jo

    ASWEOIGNXLSDIGHOEWGPIDGHOIWE Guys, this is SO AWESOME. SO. OSM. I’m so happy for you guys!! One day, when I have enough of the monies, I hope to go to Korea and visit your cafe. Congratulations (:

    2 years ago
  22. Yay congrats guys! When I am able to get to Korea, I am for sure making that one of my first stops

    2 years ago
  23. Someday i’ll be there! I swear!! Oh guys i’m so happy for you, thanks for doing it for us.

    2 years ago
  24. YAYYYY! I’m so excited!! I’ll be there in September! :D
    See you guys then~~

    2 years ago
  25. Awesome!! I am crying tears of joy :,) So happy you were able to fulfill a dream. I hope to fulfill my dream of visiting Korea and make your coffee shop a stop!! Congratulations!!!

    2 years ago
  26. Guys this is going to be huge! So excited to visit someday!

    2 years ago
  27. That’s so cool. Nice choice on dates btw its the same weekend as K con so I will be rocking out to Bilasa ect. That is so awesome! I am so excited about how much you guys have been able to accomplish. I will have to have my friend take lots of pictures if she makes it there next year like she is planning to. congratulations you guys!

    2 years ago
  28. Times like this I wish I could teleport. :( I want to see what the inside looks like once it’s all done. :p

    2 years ago
  29. Awesome! So excited for you guys! :D
    When I am finally able to visit Korea, definitely stopping by.
    Now I just need to save up a bunch of money….. Haha.

    2 years ago
  30. Yaaaaaaaaay! I’m gonna be there (directly form Brazil!)! Can’t wait, see you soon!

    2 years ago
  31. Such a great name! Kudos to you guys! If I ever get the opportunity to visit, You Are Here/EYK stalking is at the top of my list!

    Wait, did I type stalking? Umm…I meant…umm…talking? Yeah. Talking. Definitely talking.

    2 years ago
  32. gaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!! Excitement level NASTYx1000000000
    Guys, I’m definitely saving so I can go visit. I’m so super happy for you, like, seriously amazed and inspired. I’m so glad that I found your channel all those years ago :’D
    Admiring you superhardcorely hahahahaha Wish you and Hyunwoo the best of lucks!!

    2 years ago
  33. Sadly I’m not back in Korea until the 13th of August. Once I get settled in my new job in Jeollanamdo I’ll definitely make a trip up to Seoul and visit!

    2 years ago
  34. Excited for it! I can’t be in Korea in August but I MIGHT be going next summer.. ohohohooho

    2 years ago
  35. Congratulations! :D Now to plan a trip to Korea…

    2 years ago
  36. Congratulations Simon and Martina!!!!

    2 years ago
  37. This is awesome! I’ll be sure to stop by when I come to Korea this fall!!

    2 years ago
  38. Omg I’ll be on vacation when it opens! Sadly not in Korea though :( I wish all of you guys the best of luck on opening day and hopefully within the next year or so I will be able to visit your coffee shop! Fighting!!

    2 years ago
  39. If I ever get a chance to visit South Korean I’m officially visiting your cafe.

    2 years ago
  40. I want to go!!!!!

    2 years ago