Yoo Yeon Seok on ‘Coffee Friends’ / Photo = tvN

Actor Yoo Yeon Seok has been crowned the “king of communication” on tvN’s Coffee Friends.

On episode 7 of Coffee Friends which aired on February 15, Yoo Yeon Seok was shown calmly handling a situation where the staff was flooded with orders and bustling between the kitchen and the dining area while communicating with the customers. He also showed off the fantastic chemistry he had with his cooking teacher, Baek Jong Won.  

As “Chef Yoo of the cooking crew,” Yoo Yeon Seok skillfully prepared french toast and a dish using red-banded lobster.  As more customers began to flock to the cafe, the “legendary part-timer” Baek Jong Won joined the cooking crew, at which point the natural chemistry and brilliant teamwork between the two stars shined. Not only did the duo expertly handle the backed-up orders, but they also prepared and served up new complimentary dishes to the customers with ease.

Yoo Yeon Seok established himself as the “king of communication” during this episode by engaging in warm-hearted, comfortable conversations with the customers. He cordially greeted the customers while serving the dishes he made himself, and whenever he could find the time to do so, he made sure to visit each table to speak to the customers one-on-one and ask questions about their meal.

On top of it all, the actor also showed his sweet demeanor by taking care of the cafe’s new employees, even with all the hustle and bustle. Yoo Yeon Seok felt apologetic towards Nam Joo Hyuk, who ended up helping out with the dishes after rushing over to the cafe with bread. Yeon Seok was also shown warmly welcoming the cafe’s new part-timer Sehun with a hug and introducing him to the other staff members.

Baek Jong Won lavished his praises upon Yoo Yeon Seok by making comments such as, “You’re getting better at this,” “You could open your own pasta place,” and “You’re a chef.” In return, Yoo Yeon Seok expressed his gratitude for his cooking teacher by saying, “I couldn’t have done this well today if you weren’t here.” The cast of Coffee Friends – consisting of Yoo Yeon Seok, Son Ho Jun, Choi Ji Woo, Yang Se Jong, and Baek Jong Won –  recorded their highest sales on this day.

Coffee Friends airs on Friday nights at 9:10 p.m. (KST).

Translated by Jennifer Earwood