Popular K-afes (cafes) in Seoul

Saumya Jain, New Delhi

Are you anticipating your trip to South Korea and have not check listed any cafes yet? Then, you will miss out on something big!! Trust me!! Do you know South Korea is the land of some of the most creative cafes in the world. The collection of themed cafes is immensely unique. There are many cafes which you can visit if you have time to tour South Korea. Well, don’t worry, I have a checklist ready for you guys which will help you out during your next journey to South Korea. Here is a list of top 6 must visit cafes if you travel Seoul, South Korea. Do not miss out!

Cafe Yeonnam-dong 223-14 (Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul)

It is one of the most amazing and creative cafes I have ever known. The cafe is famously known for its 2D interior design, which can be visualized inside the entire café. The walls, chairs, tables, serving trays, everything appears sketched and 2D. It is said that a famous Korean drama ‘W’ inspires the café’s interior as it covers the comic and 2D world within drama. If you are a Korean drama fan and have watched ‘W’ then it’s a must go. The vibe is so different from the moment you enter the café. This café has also been a part of the famous Netflix original movie “To All the Boys: Always and Forever.”

LINE Friends Cafe and Store (Itaewon, Yongsan-gu, Seoul)

It is a mini mall; it has a wide variety of plushies and line friends merchandise. LINE is a very popular Korean messaging app and its various character stickers have been widely famous all over the world for being endearing and adorable. The store also has a café where a wide variety of snacks and beverages are served, which also have LINE characters on them. The entire store is Instagrammable with a lot of cute pictures where adorable memories can be captured.

Picture Credits: LINE Friends

943 King’s Cross: Harry Potter Café (Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul)

Any Harry Potter fans out there? This café is a multi-storey café and has a beautiful Harry Potter themed interior on each floor. There are many Hogwarts inspired meal sets available for you to enjoy. This definitely is worth visiting at least once in order to have a breath-taking experience of being a wizard and being a part of Harry Potter movie. The interior is entirely decorated with different props and items that you must have seen in the movie itself. Also, Hogwarts uniform is available for you to click a perfect snap for your feed. Nothing is more interesting for a devoted Harry Potter fan than to feel like being a part of the movie, right?!

Pink Pool Café Stylenanda (Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul)

As the name suggests, this café is a combination of pastel pink and swimming pool theme. Inculcating ambiance of this café is quite soothing from the very moment you enter the café. The café is decorated beautifully with pink flowers, neon pink lights. The tile pattern looks similar to that of a swimming pool. Brightness of pastel pink colour throughout the café makes the perfect photographs highly instagrammable and eye-catching to others. With your styling poses and the cafés background, you can have one of your best clicks here. 

Ddong Café (Gwansun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul)

I decided to recommend this café to you guys as not just beautiful and adorable things need to be experienced but some weird and different stuffs should be kept in memories too. People also know this café as Poop café. So, as the name clearly explains, it’s a poop themed café. Almost all the things are poop shaped or they look like poop. From furniture to decorations, including the serving mugs and food containers. Everything resembles the toilet seat and poop. Several of the cuisines are served in poop shape. This experience may seem unappetizing but it’s a must onetime.

Keeping Café (Mangwon-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul)

This café is also known as pink vending machine café because of its unique entrance. A pink vending machine can be seen near an entire wall, but actually that vending machine is the gate and entrance of the café. The café is aesthetic. All the items served such as beverages, desserts are exceptionally beautiful and perfect for your uploads to make people envious. 

Hope you get to tour South Korea soon. Hwaiting!!!! Let us know which k-afe or cafe would you like to visit on your trip to Seoul in the comments.

35 Comments Add yours

  1. These cafes are added in my visit list. Will surely check them out once I visit South Korea. Well written 👏

    1. saumya7897 says:

      Thank u so much..means alot🌻

  2. I will vist these cafes once i am in the country!!🥺❤

    1. saumya7897 says:

      Ya surely…i wish too that u visit them soon💜

  3. ojashreya27 says:

    This article was so wholesome..I had a smile throughout the reading! Although I’ve never been to cafe a lot but it always gives an aesthetic vibe and inner peace idky!! I’d love to visit at least one of the mentioned cafe.. especially the kdrama ‘W’ inspired one hehe❤️❤️🥺

    1. saumya7897 says:

      Thnak u so much this comment means alot to me🥰

  4. Jasmine says:

    I really enjoyed reading about all these cafes. Would love to do cafe hopping at these places. My favourite from this list are 943 King’s Cross and Yeonnam Cafe 😄

    1. saumya7897 says:

      Thank u so much..i hope u get to visit that cafe soon🥰

  5. Anushka Gupta says:

    When I say…. Korea has got the most beautiful and aesthetic cafes …I mean it……man they are so beautiful 💕

    1. saumya7897 says:

      I know right…thats soo true..thank u 💜

  6. mehaksharma2803 says:

    All of your suggestions were really cool. Thank you 😍
    Wanna visit there someday 😊

    1. saumya7897 says:

      Thank u so much i tried my best to give u the list of best cafes in south korea.

  7. rupalikujur says:

    Can’t wait to go to the LINE Friends Cafe and Store! It’s the #1 on my list of cafes to visit in Korea. ♥️

    1. saumya7897 says:

      Surely…u mst visit it someday soon…thank u💜

  8. shwets007 says:

    Thank you for making this list of such cute cafes! Would love to visit each one of them!

    1. saumya7897 says:

      I am more than happy to provide u with such list …thank u for liking my list💜

  9. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this article. Noted down all these cute unique cafes and would love to visit someday. My favorite from this list are Cafe Yeonnam-dong 223-14 and Yeonnam Cafe.

    1. saumya7897 says:

      Thank u soo much pal😚

  10. anishanath says:

    Whenever I think about Cafes,I feel very aesthetic,so I will tell that this article was an aesthetic. I loved all the cafes mentioned.

    1. saumya7897 says:

      Thanx alot ..these comments really means alot to me💜

  11. Woah. This article is really helpful for us to make a list of cafes to visit.. I’d like to visit every cafe in Korea

    1. saumya7897 says:

      Thank u so much💜

  12. Smriti. L says:

    Great article👍 I would love to visit all these cafes, but my must visit cafes would be Yeonnam-dong💟 and Pink Pool Café Stylenanda💟

    1. saumya7897 says:

      Thank u so much 🥰

  13. Sanchita says:

    Good job well written

    1. saumya7897 says:

      Thank u⭐

  14. Ammy says:

    As a cafe hopper and coffeeholic this article is just heart warming and lovely. Love it

    1. saumya7897 says:

      Thank u so much….means alot🥰

  15. suhasini17 says:

    I am a coffee lover would love to visit these amazing cafes!! thank you for giving me such amazing cafes to add to my list

    1. saumya7897 says:

      Thank u so much 🥰

  16. amilakaur says:

    These all sounds..Interesting

    1. saumya7897 says:

      Thank u ❤️

  17. itsdiyajain says:

    Ah imagining sitting in a cafe sipping a hot beverage and looking out the window 😭

  18. Sameen Murtaza says:

    Some Day will definitely visit these gorgeous places.

  19. South Korea really has some unique and cool cafes😍 Thanks for compiling this💜

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