7 Unique Cafes to Visit in Seoul
Aside from the famous tourist spots of Seoul, there are other must-see places in the city in the form of cafes. The streets and alleyways of Seoul are filled with cute and chic cafes, perfect for those looking for Instagrammable places to grab the gram.
We’ve listed several Seoul cafes below for every personality type, so for a drink popular ‘Iced Americano’ or whatever, get ready!
- Greem Cafe
Enter a two-dimensional world when you visit Greem Cafe in Seoul! This 2D themed cafe has the feel of a one color cartoon from floor to ceiling.
If you’ve watched the Korean webtoon series W, the cafe took inspiration from there for its look. Pops of color come in the form of cake slices and coffee concoctions.
- Cafe Onion – sigh
Cafe Onion has several branches in Seoul, but if you are only in the Gyeongbokgung area, the Anguk branch is very close by. This outlet is known for its hanok-themed concept, which is a traditional Korean house.
The exterior consists of a traditional Hanok roof and solid wood walls. Inside, you can try their floor seats to round out the experience. The cafe serves pastries, coffee and tea to customers.
Tip: This is the best place to end your Anguk Half-Day Seoul City Walking Tour by trying their delicious snacks!
- Coffee Nap Roaster
Coffee Nap Roasters takes their coffee seriously, and indeed their coffee is worth checking out. But what most people love about this minimalist little cafe are its interiors, which feature a 7,000-brick mound for customers to sit on.
The idea behind this unconventional concept is that where you sit becomes your space, giving you different landscapes depending on where you are.
- Pink Pool Cafe
One of the most beautiful cafes in Seoul is the very trendy Pink Pool Cafe. From the name itself you can tell that the cafe is filled with all things girly, cute and pink. This trendy cafe is located on the fifth floor of the Stylenanda Pink Hotel.
They have the cutest pool style interior, from the tiled walls to the umbrellas. There is also another Pink Pool Cafe in Stylenanda store in Hongdae which is more spacious.
- Anthracite coffee roaster
Anthracite Coffee Roasters has a number of coffee shops throughout Seoul, but this is where it gets interesting: each branch has a unique theme, with Itaewon proving to be the most notable.
Anthracite Coffee Roasters is a good example of the adage “don’t judge a book by its cover”. With the appearance of an abandoned factory, the three-story building looks almost deserted unless the crowds enter and exit the ground-floor entrance. But take a closer look through the floor-to-ceiling windows and you’ll be amazed.
Cheongsudang is a serene sea of calm amidst the hustle and bustle that surrounds it. The experience begins even before you step inside, with the soothing sound of running water addressing your weary body and mind.
Jump down the (very sturdy) stone steps, partially submerged in a shallow pool, to the welcoming wooden building beyond.
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It’s hard not to notice that the café’s surprisingly pink facade stands out against the green. Inspired by French bistros, the café has an open-air area for customers.
A large selection of cakes awaits guests in the store. Mint chocolate lovers will be happy to know that the mint chocolate latte with chocolate chips is one of the best in Seoul.
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