James Wade provides an interesting look at the world of Korean tea rooms in the mid 1960s.
With its description of the different kinds of music available at different tea rooms, it would seem modern Starbucks, Cafe Bene and their ilk are a poor substitute (especially with the middle of the road mush that passes for music at most). I imagine the coffee is better, though, and the premises are more spacious.
richer than I'd thought
1 hour ago