Hold on, we go to swimming pools to swim, not to drink coffee, right? That’s not the case for this unique cafe called Gemstone located in Busan, Yeong-do gu.
This cafe in Busan (Gemstone) is located in what used to be a swimming pool complex. The whole building was repurposed to become a unique cafe. The cafe tried to retain as much of the old architecture of the swimming pool as possible, so much so that the signature blue floor tiles of swimming pools were left untouched and have become the centrepiece of this unique cafe.
Yes, it’s a cafe but there are also some exhibits for you to explore! You can find old amenities left behind from it being a swimming pool in the past.
Come to this cafe for a unique cafe experience. Cafes with nice views are enjoyable but this experience of drinking coffee at the bottom of a swimming pool is something not to be missed.
HOT TIP: If you are into peanut butter, try their Peanut Cream Latte. A delicious drink with a strong nutty and creamy taste. I would give that drink an 8.5/10. 👍