Despite my being a serious wino, if push comes to shove, I'd choose coffee over wine any day. I'll never, ever, ever be able to stop drinking coffee. It's what wakes me up in the mornings, what comforts me on gloomy days, what accompanies me on the all-nighters I spend writing, what makes time with friends even more joyful, and what uplifts my moments of solitude.
Leina's is hidden away in the busy back streets of Gangnam, inconspicuous among the numerous takeout self-service coffee chains. I only noticed it for the first time last year because of the Billy Elliot promotion banner. The café looked promising despite it being on the second floor of a busy building.