MAGNATE: The Café Owned by BTS Jimin's Dad

September 14, 2023

I got to shake hands with BTS Jimin's Dad!

Just in case you haven't seen my previous blog, I moved to South Korea to study as a GKS Scholar. Before the classes started, my friends and I decided to visit around Busan. And that's how we got into Magnate - the café owned by BTS Jimin's Dad.

Honestly, our true agenda was to visit Vintage One, a thrift shop here in Busan. It happened to be beside the café. So, after going to the thrift shop, we decided to go and eat at that café.

How to go to Magnate Café:

Address: 135, Jinnam-ro, Nam-gu, Busan, South Korea

You can either take the subway or take the bus.

Subway: Line 2 (Green Line), get off at Motgol station (못골/214), Exit 4 > Walk to Cafe Magnate (around 13 minutes of walk).
Bus: Take No. 10, 101, or 138, and get off at Yeonpo Elementary School bus stop (연포초등학교)

* Download Naver Maps to help you navigate to this place.

Magnate Café

It was definitely a long walk from the subway station. And to be honest, when we entered the parking lot, I didn't know at first that it was the Magnate Café already. Good thing, I saw the BTS poster in the corner and realized that it was the café already.

On the outside, there wasn't anything special. But once you enter the Magnate Café, you'll immediately see a table full of BTS/Jimin merch and fan letters.

Although Magnate Café is owned by BTS Jimin's Dad, it's not a cafe that's really inspired by a K-Pop group like the Caratreats Cafe in the Philippines. It's a normal cafe that both fans and non-fans can enjoy.

I actually love how cozy the place is and at the same time my K-pop fangirl spirit is getting hyped up.

There are a lot of options that you can choose there. In my case, I ordered the Corn-Cheese Bake and Strawberry Latte.

It was really good. As a person who is not into café much, I really enjoyed the food and the place. The food tastes good and the surrounding is aesthetically pleasing. If given the chance, I would love to visit it again and stay there for a bit longer.

Anyway, we were so lucky when we went there because Jimin's dad happened to be the one who took our orders. When my friend asked him, he immediately smiled at us and initiated a hand shake. He is really thankful for the fans who dropped by his café.

I didn't took any photo of him because first, I was shy. Second, I didn't ask for permission. So, it will just remain in my memory.

.Before leaving Magnate Café, I saw Jimin's solo album, FACE, with his sign on it.

Magnate Café Mini Vlog

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