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But first, coffee
Home to an overwhelming amount of third-wave coffee shops, a visit to Seoul is now considered incomplete if you don’t step into at least one of the many concept cafes in the city. So if you’re looking for a good cuppa joe and an unbeatable Instagram-worthy experience, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to find out about 10 of Seoul’s most photogenic cafes – plus how you can get 12% off your Seoul adventure!
1. Stylenanda’s Pink Pool Cafe
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Ever wondered what it would be like to step into a Wes Anderson film? Well Stylenanda’s pastel wonderland might just offer you the experience you’re looking for! Make you way through the hotel-inspired concept clothing store and chill by the pink pool cafe with a refreshing cup of tea! If the weather’s nice out, you can also enjoy your drink at the rooftop beanbag area. Whatever you decide, we’re sure your photos will surely scream #instagramgoals!
Address: South Korea, Seoul, Jung-gu, 명동 8길 37-8 스타일난다 핑크호텔 5F
Contact Number: +82 2 752 4546
Opening hours: 11 AM to 11 PM daily
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If you Google your way to Zapangi, you might stop and wonder why the app has sent you in front of a bright pink vending machine. But, don’t panic and retreat – because this machine is actually the entrance to one of Seoul’s most sought-after cafes! Zapangi’s quirkiness extends to its interior design and product presentation. So you can expect all the delicious cakes to be served in vintage-style tin cans and milk teas to be served in glass bottles.
Address: 400-2 Mangwon-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Contact Number: +82 2 325 8185
Opening hours: 10 AM to 11PM Daily
3. Ver’s Garden Cafe
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If you walk past Ver’s Garden Cafe thinking that it’s a floral boutique – you’re not entirely wrong. This cafe doubles as both a cafe and a floral boutique and is favored by many locals! Not only can you get a delicious cup of coffee in Ver’s but the cafe is adorned with beautiful floral decors from the tables to walls – perfect for an IG backdrop!
Address: 연남동 239-20 1층 카페 Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Contact Number: +82 10 7252 8633
Opening hours: Monday: Closed | Tuesday to Sunday: 11AM to 6PM
4. On Ne Sait Jamais
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We’re not sure why, but it seems like Seoul’s got a thing for pool-themed cafes – but we’re not complaining! The moment you enter On Ne Sait Jamais, you’ll quickly notice the tiled pool that dominates the entire store. This features acts as the seating and dining area of the cafe, offering a unique experience for all coffee lovers.
Address: 684-101 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Contact Number: 02-794-3446
Opening hours: Monday: Closed | Tuesday to Sunday: 11AM to 11PM
5. Midnight in Seoul
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Neon lights, palm trees, and millennial pink accents – these are the ingredients for an absolutely Instagram-worthy cafe; and Midnight in Seoul ticks all these boxes. To add to the already unique interior, the cafe celebrates their love for breakfast food – cereal, to be precise. So if you thought cereal can’t be photogenic, Midnight in Seoul will surely change your mind with its DIY cereal section!
Address: 06048 18 Eonju-ro 147-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Contact Number: +82 2 545 6321
Opening hours: Sundays: Closed | Monday to Saturday: 8AM to 12AM (Cereals) 6PM to 2AM (Drinks)
6. Skinfood Store & Cafe
Skincare fans are in for a treat! Apart from the incredible skincare and food that you’ll be able to purchase and try during your visit to the Skinfood Store & Cafe, guests are also welcome to chill and enjoy some refreshments after shopping at the shop’s instagram-worthy cafe!
Before you leave – make sure to snap a photo by the yellow Volkswagen van parked right outside the building!
Address: 37, Apgujeong-ro 12-gil, Gangnam-gu | 2F, Concept Store, Seoul 06029, South Korea
Contact Number: +82 70 8668 4191
Opening hours: 11 AM to 10 PM Daily
7. Berkeley Coffee Social
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It’s easy to feel at home at the Berkeley Coffee Social thanks the cafe’s eclectic style. Decorated with various plants, reading material, and cosy seating areas – this is the best option if you’re looking to burn through several cups of coffee while finishing hours worth of work. To make the experience even better – guests are also welcome to bring their furry friends to the cafe as well!
Address: 255-32, Youngsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Contact Number: +82 2743 2048
Opening hours: 8 AM to 9 PM Daily
8. Hoho Myoll Cafe
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Hoho Myoll Cafe is pretty much the cafe of your Pinterest dreams! From christmas lights and eclectic antiques to an actual Volkswagen camper, this trendy cafe has everything you need for the most insta-worthy posts! But interior aside, Hoho Myoll Cafe actually serves a mean cup of joe – with regular customers coming back for the favored hand drip coffee.
Address: 93-44 Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Contact Number: +82 2 322 6473
Opening hours: Sunday: 10 AM to 12 AM | Monday to Saturday: 10 AM to 1 AM
9. Daerim Warehouse Cafe
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When you visit Seongsu-dong – aka the “Brooklyn” of Seoul – you can expect a whole lot of hipster establishments in the area and the Daerim Warehouse Cafe is no exception. For one, it is, as the name suggests, located within a warehouse and has been flipped into a cafe and art gallery – which all guests are free to explore. Daerim Warehouse Cafe also sells a wide variety of quality coffee and mouthwatering food that will surely have you coming back for more!
Address: 78 Seongsui-ro, Seongsu-dong 2(i)-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Contact Number: +82 2498 7474
Opening hours: Saturday and Sunday: 10 AM to 10 PM | Monday to Friday: 8 AM to 10 PM
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If you’re serious about cafe hopping, make your way to Geumho-dong and locate the iconic pink stairs that lead up to the mAgnstudio Cafe! Everything about this absolutely gorgeous – from the bright pink chandelier to the cotton candy lattes, so it’s easy to understand why Kpop bands such as HIGHLIGHT, frequent the location.
Since it’s quite the trip to get to mAgnstudio, feel free to indulge and order Geumho Hill, their candy cotton latte; Pink Vienna, hand-dripped coffee topped with pink froth, and their famous honey butter carrot cake!
Address: 36 Geumhosan-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Contact Number: 02-796-3332
Opening hours: Monday: Closed | Tuesday to Sunday: 10 AM to 11:30 PM
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