Must-Visit Quirky and IG-Worthy Cafes For Your Next Trip in Seoul

Pretty interiors and good food? Yes please.

When you hear about South Korea, the first things that come in mind are K-pop, K-dramas, samgyeopsal, and big tech companies. And there’s so much more to the country, specifically its coffee culture. The nation’s obsessed with coffee and cute cafes! In fact, in 2015, a total of 17,000 cafes can be found around Seoul. And we’re pretty sure that number has gone up significantly now. If you’re planning to visit the city, you definitely wouldn’t want to miss out on its coffee scene. Check out our list for must-visit quirky and IG-worthy cafes to visit in Seoul:

 

Oh! Range Cafe

Location: 390-71 Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

 

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This cafe will take you back to your childhood. Oh, Range is a themed cafe based on the popular comics Peanuts. Its interiors are minimalist interiors are very relaxing to the eyes but you’ll gaze on random pop of colors as the place is designed with different Peanuts trinkets. You’ll see the favorite characters Snoopy and Charlie Brown – super cute! It’s a chill place to visit with friends after a day of strolling and don’t miss out on their popular bunny-shaped fruit sandwiches!

 

Zapangi

Location: 400-2 Mangwon-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul 

 

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If entering a closet is the way to Narnia then this cafe is through a neon pink vending machine. Zapangi (자판기) literally translates to “vending machine” in Korean and this cafe offers a fun experience behind its unique entrance. But it offers so much more. The cafe’s tag line’s “bottles and tins”; they serve cakes in tins and cold beverages are served in vintage milk glass bottles. From mermaid cupcakes to cute latte art, Zapangi’s food choices aren’t only eye candies but also very scrumptious.

 

Café Onion Anguk

Location: Gyedong-gil 5, Jongno-gu, Seoul 

 

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Are you a fan of Korean period dramas and movies? You can dine like your favorite characters at Cafe Onion in Gyedong-gil.  If you’re visiting the Gyeongbokgyung Palace in your stay, make sure to visit this cafe after. It’s a Hanok-themed cafe, whose architecture is based on Korean houses built in the 14th century, during the Joseon Dynasty. They’ve got different coffee concoctions and pastries that range from sweet to savory. You can rent Hanboks (traditional Korean dress) at the palace so you can get the full experience of dining like you’re in 14th century Korea.

 

Style Nanda Pink Pool Cafe

Location: 23 Wausan-ro 29da-gil, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul 

 

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It’s not a trip to Seoul without visiting Style Nanda’s Pink Pool Cafe. Yes, there’s a pool inside! It’s a pastel pink heaven, so be ready with your outfit and flat-lay game. It’s located in Style Nanda Hotel, a 6-floor shopping destination where you can find Korea’s hottest clothing and make-up trends. After shopping on the uniquely-themed floors, you can go straight to fifth floor where you can find the pool cafe. The cafe also has a rooftop with a view of Seol’s skyline.

 

Café Jogyok

Location: Mapogu, Worldcupbookro 6 gil 92, Seoul

 

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Hongdae is one of the busiest streets in Seoul, known for its shopping centers, indie music, and urban arts. Cafe Jogyok is a hidden nook where you can spend a healing afternoon post-shopping or sightseeing. You can enjoy a cup of coffee with some pastries while doing a foot bath! How cool, right? Unlike other food bath cafes around Korea, Cafe Jogyok gives you 5 customizable baths in different temperatures. They put fruits and flowers in your bath too, which are perfect for taking lots of photos.

 

Which cafe/s will you visit? Tell us below! 

 

If you haven’t finalized your Seoul itinerary, these articles might help you:

10 Tips You Should Know Before Your First Seoul Trip
Korean Palaces You Can Visit while in Seoul
The Ultimate K-Pop Travel Bucket List When In Seoul

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