Cafe Tospia is a franchised cafe you can find throughout Korea. It isn’t one of the most popular cafes but there are still quite a few locations to be found throughout the country. Cafe Tospia offers various drinks (coffee, tea, smoothies) and some tasty desserts (including pot bing su) but definitely what sets this cafe apart and in my opinion makes it worth a visit is the sandwiches.
The sandwiches come in a variety of choices but are all delivered in the same bread vessel. If you are familiar with Uncrustables, the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches available in the States that have no crust then you will be familiar with the concept. What you have is the sandwich insides completely enclosed within bread that is sealed on the edges. At Tospia the sandwiches from what I can tell are all pre-made and then heated on a skillet like toaster prior to being served. The result is a cross between a panini and a hot pocket. And ooey gooey with cheese. Which is always a plus in my book.
To be honest, Josh and I stumbled upon a location of this cafe on our second to last week in Korea which was such a shame as I wanted to eat through the entire sandwich menu. All the sandwiches were pretty reasonably prices no more than ₩3,000 ($3) and who can resist a toasted sandwich with melted cheese??? Not me. I tried in our two visits the dukk kalbi (beef meatball that is marinated) which was ok and the bulgogi cheese which was amazing. Some other intriguing sandwiches included a breakfast sandwich, pizza version and a fire chicken sandwich…
Overall, I would say definitely head on into a Cafe Tospia if you see one. The drinks were pretty standard in taste and price but the sandwiches are why you will return.