Sounds like you’re ready to get that perfect #OOTD shot. Ranging from chic, cute, industrial and traditional, here’s a list of cafes for you to explore and snap away just like the tourist you are. After all, if you didn’t snap a pic, were you even there?
Stylenanda Pink Pool Café is one of the top cafes to check out in Seoul with its retro pool themed café paired with their fun and stylish dishes. Covered in pink, pink and more pink, people flock to this destination for a taste of their funky sweet delights, and of course their much coveted cosmetic brand, 3CE.
- Location: South Korea, Seoul, Jung-gu
- Opening hours: Monday – Sunday (11am – 11pm)
Quietly tucked behind this Barbie-like pink vending machine hides a trendy café called Zapangi. Translated from Korean, Zapangi literally means “vending machine”, and unsurprisingly enough, it’s where many people go to snap a pic with their iconic door. Be sure to order their cakes served in tin cans with mermaid tails on top for a super sweet post that’ll make your friends jelly.
- Location: 400-2 Mangwon-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
- Opening hours: Monday – Sunday (10am – 11pm)
Famous for their meticulously drawn Creamart, C.Through café hand draws their masterpieces ranging from classic cartoons to works of art like Starry Night and The Son of Man. Take note that there are limitations on the artwork they can do a day. So, if you want a specific design, you’ll have to make reservations ahead! Click here for the full deets.
On the other hand, if you have a hard time destroying something so perfect, you’ll enjoy sipping on their messy, overflowing Scotchino.
- Location: 403-3, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu
- Opening hours: Monday – Sunday (12pm – 10pm)
If you want more of a traditional Korean tea house, Cha-Teul is perfect for you! This quaint hanok is located peacefully atop Samcheong-dong with a courtyard within. Take in the view of the blossoming beauties and rest your weary feet while you sample on soothing traditional tea and snacks that’s both delicious and pretty to look at.
- Location: 26 Bukchon-ro 11na-gil, Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
- Opening hours: Monday – Sunday (11am – 10.30pm)
This 3-floor industrial-styled café features minimalistic interiors combined with open-faced walls and dangling lightbulbs. Mixed with green plants and trees, it adds a pop of colour and chicness to the whole grey vibe of the café. With a steady stream of customers coming and going, students, working adults, and tourist alike enjoy getting their coffee fix here.
- Location: 240 Itaewon-ro, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
- Opening hours:
- Monday – Friday (9am – 11pm)
- Saturday – Sunday (10am – 11pm)
Line Friends Store and Café
Whenever a friend visits Korea, there’s bound to be a post of themselves with the giant bear, Brown – a character from the popular chat app, Line. Wonder no more as this is where they’ve been taking their pictures from. The first and largest Line store in the world offers plenty of photo opportunities with other plush characters around. Their uber cute café serves equally adorable desserts for people to take pics with too.
- Location: 7 Dosan-daero 13-gil, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
- Opening hours: Monday – Sunday (10am – 10pm)
Suyeon Mountain Tea Room or Suyeonsanbang
Another charming hanok to check out is the Suyeon Mountain Tea Room. It used to be home to the late Korean author, Lee Tae-Jun. Surrounded by peaceful lush greenery, it’s not hard to see where he gets his inspiration from. As though time has stood still, guests here can enjoy aromatic traditional tea and snacks while taking in the scenic view.
- Location: 8, Seongbuk-ro 26-gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
- Opening hours:
- Monday – Friday (11.30am – 6pm)
- Saturday – Sunday (11.30am – 10pm)
C27 Cheesecake and Coffee
A haven for cheese and cake lovers, C27 welcomes guests with its chic black façade. The multi-level building is filled with whimsical designs in each floor for guests to take plenty of pictures. Let’s not forget of course what this café is famous for – its cheesecake! Packed with 27 flavours, their cheesecake ranges from Classic to Dutch Apple.
- Opening hours: Monday – Sunday (10am – 1am)
- Location: 39 Dosan-daero 15-gil, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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