Seoul Cafés

Seoul is café crazy. It is difficult to find a building without a café in Seoul. The majority of all the cafés are major brand chain stores. But there are also many smaller unique and trendy establishments here that are some of the best in Seoul!

Seoulites have a Korean style café culture called 'dabang'. It comes with sofa seatings and impeccable service for many years but nowadays people drink their coffee everywhere, often in trendy neighborhoods where you go to see and be seen. One such example is 'Coffee Smith' in Garuso-gil Street. From Macdonald's and Dunkin' Donuts to Starbucks and small individually owned roasting cafés, Seoulites seem to have an insatiable thirst for coffee, cakes and comfortable seatings. There are many vast options here...we've tried to list the ones that have, not only great coffee, but also atmosphere... something else to offer in terms of concept, food, interior design and people! In other words, cafés that are popular with locals and can be hard to find on your own. And if you still don't know where to go...check out our list of the six best coffeshops in Seoul.

Poop Cafe

Poop Cafe Insadong, Seoul Metropolitan City

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Welcome to perhaps the most unique cafe you'll ever come across anywhere in the world?? Ddong Cafe - or in English Poop Cafe, serves some of the prettiest coffees, ades and waffles in Seoul, but it's

Red Mango Cacao Green

Red Mango Cacao Green Myeongdong, Seoul Metropolitan City

Cacao Green is serving up the the best hot chocolate drinks and sweets in the heart of Myeongdong. They are Cacao experts. This place oozes authenticity and charm. Re-energize and move on shopping!

Haba Cocina

Haba Cocina Garosu-gil-Street, Seoul Metropolitan City

Located in the heart of Seoul offering 100% Authentic Red Bean Recipes. It's that time of year in Seoul. You feel it, we feel it. Escape the heat with some Authentic Red Bean Recipes.

Playground Rooftop Cafe & Bar

Playground Rooftop Cafe & Bar Hongdae, Seoul Metropolitan City

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Playground Rooftop Cafe & Bar is one of the most exciting, International Bars in the city bringing you fun events throughout the entire week, a place where you know you'll have fun...

405 Kitchen

405 Kitchen Hongdae, Seoul Metropolitan City

A unique Hongdae cafe in three floors and a terrace, serving mozzarella, bulgogi, chicken sandwich, and a variety of desserts including homemade tiramisu, chocolate cake, cheese cake and tarts.

Cafés des Verts

Cafés des Verts Myeongdong, Seoul Metropolitan City

Cafés des Verts is an organic coffee shop and cafe located on the trendy Level 5, inside Noon Square, Myeongdong. Cafés des Verts serves up organic hot and cold beverages, sandwiches and smoothies.


MuiMui Apgujeong, Seoul Metropolitan City

MuiMui is located in the exclusive Dosan Park neighborhood. Get a quick bite here and rest for a while if you're shopping in the area. Their hot chocolate is fun and quirky and so is their menu!

Ikovox Coffee

Ikovox Coffee Itaewon, Seoul Metropolitan City

Ikovo Coffe Itaewon is the second branch. They also have one in Sinsa-dong. The coffee here is real coffee with a lovely scent of roasted beans, located behind Hamilton Hotel next to St. Augustin.

aA Design Museum

aA Design Museum Hongdae, Seoul Metropolitan City

Part museum, part designer furniture showroom, this three-story loft space in the vibrant, young and alternative Hongdae neighborhood also has a unique café on the ground floor.


Chansbros Gyeongnidan, Seoul Metropolitan City

Chansbros is a treat for any coffee lover looking to satisfy their coffee crave. A popular, local hangout in Kyngridan, this cafe is spacious with large windows and always busy.


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