Gäbi Coffee & & Bakery is as much a trip through Korean culture and history as a destination for coffee fans. Found in the very same shopping center as the popular Hobak Korean BBQ, Gäbi is a soothing sanctuary filled with plants, mismatched Victorian furniture and turn-of-the-20th-century-inspired Korean artwork.
One of the most captivating and Instagrammable features: a greenhouse located simply behind the coffee shop, where bakers prepare the day’s craftsmen pastries, desserts and cakes. Take off your shoes and sit on a giant wooden staircase in the back, or discover an area on a swinging sofa prior to satisfying your craving for sweets with a lychee increased cake or a piece of DanMee with orange mascarpone mousse and berry wine gelée. Gäbi likewise uses fresh brioche toasts, croissant sandwiches and salads, though the coffee and tea program are clearly the heart beat of the shop.
As the jazz music playing overhead and the rock records on the bathroom ceiling recommend, the shop demonstrates the West’s influence on Korean culture. Gäbi’s site explains it as a multicultural space bridging East and West, and few things bring individuals together much better than coffee. From the caramella– espresso served atop sweetened condensed milk to the photo-worthy Gäbi cappuccino served with sprinkles of ground coffee and raw sugar– there’s a handmade drink for every single palate. Tea lovers will also discover plenty to enjoy– somewhat sweetened matcha lattes, organic teas and more.
Gäbi Coffee & & Pastry Shop 5808 Spring Mountain Roadway # 104, 702-331-1144. Daily, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.