You can’t just eat and drink at this Korean bakery, you have to hang. Here’s why:
1 They bake pastries and desserts that merge cultures and influences. Everything at Gäbi is East meets West, but firmly rooted in Korean coffee culture.
2 You will drink good coffee. (Gäbi is Korean for coffee.) You will eat good desserts that are emblematic of that East-meets-West aesthetic, like Dan Mee Cake, a light-as-a-feather chiffon cake with orange blossom marscapone mousse and a blackberry-raspberry wine gelée. Or the Rose Lychee cake. Or one of my favorites, the Rainbow Roulade, a rainbow colored rolled cake with a scrumptious, airy whip cream filling.
3 Is it modern or throwback? It’s both. It’s candles and old books and viney plants and rattan chairs and a wrought iron greenhouse where you can watch the bakers work their magic while you drink ristretto and eat their house-made cruffin with cream.
4 And you’ll want to climb up into the big wooden bleachers, kick your shoes off, and lounge with a thick book and drink your Monk’s Mead tea and eat your Oreo Roulade, and nothing will make you happier.