Many of you would have heard of cat cafés or dog cafés but did you know that there is a sheep café in Seoul? So like in a cat/dog café you can play and pat cats and dogs so yeah, in a sheep café, you can play and pat lamb/sheep (depending on when you go).
The sheep café is really called “Thanks Nature Café”. They are located in quite an isolated and cosy corner in Hongdae. It isn’t easy to find the place and I’ve walked past the place a couple of times and I didn’t even realise that the café was there but just tucked out of sight.
Their address is “마포구 서교동 486 서교푸르지오상가 B121, Seoul, Korea 121-842”. You can check it out on the map:
Take Line 2 to Hongik University Station and get out at Exit 9. Walk straight to the cross junction and then turn left and walk straight. After you pass KB Kookmin Bank, there’s a little road, cross that and the path should go a little uphill from there. There is a building on the left and a couple steps down that goes to some shops. Go down those steps and keep going all the way until the end; Thanks Nature Café and the lamb/sheep will be there.
When I was there, the lambs were new and had only arrived 5 days before so people were not allowed to approach the lambs: Lily and Milky.
As expected, the 2 cute little things kept running away to the furthest corner of the enclosure they were in. This was as near as I could coax Milky to come towards me to take a sniff of my palm before he ran away.
Luckily for us, one of the lambs decided to climb into a spot and didn’t know how to get out of it. Hahaha. So the owner/manager guy went to carry it out and he decided to carry the lamb to us and let us pat and play with it for a while.
AAAHHHH!!! So cute!!
It is usually ok to pop by but it is worth to check their Facebook page before you head over (a day or two before is ok) just to check on the status of the lambs/sheep to make sure it’s a good time.
Have fun and be gentle to the lamb/sheep!