In contrast to other cafes, Perception Cafe doesn’t even look like a cafe at first. Both the exterior and interior are utterly unique.
From the outside, the cafe has sleek, black-rimmed windows. As pictured above, the outer display is pretty minimalist with only a few potted plants.
However, inside the cafe, the warm wood tones and attractive ceiling change the atmosphere of the cafe. The wooden ceiling (pictured below) is the most striking object in the cafe.
The cafe’s architect and designer, Jung Hae Jun, won a platinum award for his work on the cafe. The wooden ceiling was a large contributor to this win.
Before it was revitalized as his vision, the cafe was an old building, leftover from the eighties. Jung began work on Perception Cafe in 2018. The cafe was launched the following year in 2019.
Jung calls the ceiling a ‘Shading Tree’, which enhances a barista’s performance through its unusual spatial features.
Unlike other cafes, Perception Cafe only has coffee on the menu. There are about 15 coffee options, all brewed in-house.