I love paninis–the bf used to make the best paninis in the world for me with fine cheese and chicken breast ;~;. But come to think of it, before yesterday I only had panini outside home ONCE in all my time in Korea and was not immensely impressed. However, at A to Z Cafe, I was able to rediscover the beautiful flavor I fell in love with again and again. On the same road as extremely lovely places like Chloris Tea Garden or Chloris Salon de Thé, A to Z Cafe’s interior (AND exterior) are comparable in charm. The prices are very reasonable for great paninis and yummy drinks.
It was quite dark inside but I loved how on each stable stood a lamp–it made our seating much cozier and easier for me to take pictures.
The 3 of us ordered 2 paninis + 1 salad: 4 cheese panini, Bulgogi and eggplant panini, and Homemdae ricotta cheese salad (8500 KRW for each); together with 2 drinks: Ice strawberry latte (7000 KRW) & Grapefruit squash (6500 KRW). The bill came at 39000 KRW which was 13000 KRW per head–great price for a filling, delicious, and beautiful lunch for gals xD
A to Z Cafe’s drinks always come with complimentary pretzel and cuteeeeeee tiny toys (I had to exercise herculean self-restraint in order to not steal them).
Ugh the Strawberry ice latte was soooooooo adorbssssss I couldn’t resist taking like 3 millions photos of it:
Just when I thought that I could take a rest from taking photos, Ricotta cheese salad came…
There was LOTS of cheese–and the salad could totally be a meal on its own. However, I didn’t really feel the flavor of ricotta cheese.
4 cheese panini came with honey dipping sauce… I felt so ashamed because I couldn’t tell the cheeses apart -.-‘I detected Swiss, but that’s all… Nevertheless, it was a great panini and would make a perfect choice for vegetarians (along with the mushroom panini, which, in my friend’s words, was super yummy).
MY panini–bulgogi and eggplant panini. I usually don’t like hybrid food, but after all, panini is a very versatile recipe, you can basically put anything between pieces of bread, right? And I love bulgogi–the sweet salty flavor of beef is always a BIG WIN. I totally fell in love with my panini. The meat was not dry and seasoned just right, they gave me a generous portion of cheese; but my biggest curiosity was where my eggplant was xD I didn’t mind, though. But it would be much better if I could feel the eggplant.
Lots of meat:
And lots of cheese:
Our table was heartbreakingly beautiful:
I absolutely adore A to Z cafe: great food, great drink, great ambience, great location, great price. It can be a lovely place for a date, a friendly cafe for vegetarians, and an awesome spot to enjoy good food (and take lots of pictures).
A to Z Cafe is next to 신촌영양센터. Please refer to the map in that post.