Hongdae is a charm on its own. Strolling out for cafes is one of the joys of Hongdae. A recent increase in foot traffic around this area has made it less "relaxing" in some sense. An increase in cars going through the streets has made it less "pedestrian" friendly too. It was perfect when it was.
These are photos from 2010.
Hongdae was a hidden treasure then. It's now so "hidden" nowadays~^^