Voodoo Child South Korea

College St. cafe Voodoo Child is going international

Voodoo Child, the tiny College Street cafe, bar and brunch destination is opening a second location in Gwangju, South Korea this April. Currently under construction, the new 1,300 square foot spot will be substantially larger than the Toronto outlet but will offer almost the same roster of teas, coffee roasts, cocktails and western-style brunches.

Owner David Shirazi Rad (who's hard at work in Toronto too) is overseeing the expansion and told me it took eight weeks to source, purchase and ship reclaimed furnishings, antiques and Canadiana ephemera abroad.

Toronto-based suppliers Sloane Fine Tea Merchants and coffee roaster, De Mello Palheta are on board to export custom blends for the Korean market, though it turns out that Pilot declined the opportunity (meaning expats will have to go without the house favourite, Big Bro).

Bruce Ly, the resident latte artist and rep on the competitive coffee-making circuit is set to make the trip overseas for the grand opening. Future plans also include the potential for a staff exchange program between international stores.


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