Best Cafés in Seoul | Cafés to Visit in Korea

Cafes are a common sight in Korea and if you are in Seoul, do remember to drop by some of their cafés to give them a try! Cafés usually serve their famous patbingsu, waffles, cakes or sometimes ice cream!

If your stay in Seoul is quite short, do try out this list of best cafés in Seoul!

Beans Bins
163-19, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Tel: +82 2 325 0737
Nearest Station: Hongik University

Beans Bins is a speciality coffee and waffles café chain. Try their signature ice cream waffle and a cuppa.

Bloom and Goute
545-24 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
(35-1 Apgujeong-ro 10-gil)
Nearest Station: Sinsa Station

Located in one of the alleys at Garosu-gil, Bloom and Goute has a brunch menu which features dishes like Eggs Benedict (15,000 won), meatball and hummus (15,900 won) and teriyaki chicken sandwich (9,200 won).

Coffee Chu
682-10, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
(7 Itaewon-ro 54-gil)
Tel: +82 2 790 6821
Nearest Station: Hangangjin

Coffee Chu in Seoul sells churros with a variety of dips!

Dodo Cafe
Bukchon-ro 5-gil
119-1 Samcheong-Dong, Jongno-gu
Tel: +82 2 737 7236
Nearest station: Anguk

Dodo Cafe specialise in coffee, but they also serve food like tacos (6,000 won), hamburger (7,000 won) and their signature waffles (13,000 won).

Glamorous Penguin
743-41 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
(Itaewon-ro 49-gil)
Tel: +82 2 790 7178
Nearest Station: Hangangjin

Glamorous Penguin is tucked at a back alley off the main road near Hangangjin station. This three-story café has really good cakes – red velvet, carrot cake, raspberry cake, maple apple cake (7,000 won for a slice). If the weather is good, get a table at the rooftop and enjoy a cuppa.

Yunposun-gil 46
Tel: +82 2 6487 6156
Nearest station: Anguk

Jiyugaoka is a small and cosy cafe serving good cakes that are baked on site. The café is perfumed with the lovely scent of the baked goods.

Momo Cot
535-17 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Nearest Station: Sinsa Station

Visiting Garosugil is probably not complete without a stop at the bustling and noisy Momo Cot for a munch and a latte. There is a lawn at the foot of the cafe where you can relax and enjoy coffee. And if you are a fan of Suecomma Bonnie’s shoes, there is a boutique just above the cafe.

Passion 5
272, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Tel: +82 2 2071 9507
Nearest Station: Hangangjin

Passion 5 is a chic concept destination with 5 different categories of dining all under one roof –- gelato corner, bakery take-out station, patisserie and café, chocolatier and a restaurant. Dessert lovers will love this place!

Take Out Drawing
140-861, Itaewon-dong (Noksapyeong),
Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea
Tel: +82 2 790 2637
Nearest Station: Hangangjin

Take out drawing is a gorgeous, trendy two-story café with an exhibition space. It serves a variety of organic beverages alongside delicious baked goods.

The Bridge Cafe
Exit 9 Hongdae Station
2nd Floor,Mapo-gu 347-17 Seogyo

The Bridge Cafe is a secret haven at Hongdae district. Most areas of the cafe are partitioned into private rooms for visitors to have a private chillax experience.

Toms Cat Cafe
3F, 358-125, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Tel: +82 8900 0450
Nearest Station: Hongik University

Toms Cat Cafe is a cat cafe where you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the company of 33 cats roaming around freely in the premise.

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