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Part 1: Directory of Best Coffee Shops in Seoul (From A to D)

Best Coffee Seoul

Koreans take their coffee seriously, and they also like it fun. There’s no limit to the creativity of South Koreans when it comes to breaking the boundaries of coffee shop culture. From hip and artsy coffeehouses to theme cafes, there’s an overwhelming number of must-visit coffee shops in Seoul. Get a map or download a travel app because your Asian travel escapade will get more interesting with café hopping in Seoul.

Here’s a quick list of highly recommended Seoul coffee shops. You might want to print this out and have fun crossing out items on this list which you got the chance to visit during your trip to Seoul.

 

If you want to know more about Seoul coffee shops, check out Part 2 and Part 3 of this series.

 

Air Café

This airplane-themed brunch café is a simulation on traveling. You’ll also get to peruse travel books and brochures here. Bring friends for a quick lunch and chat. You might be brainstorming for a backpacking trip in this place of inspiration.

Address: 3F, 42 Dongmak-ro 7-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Contact No.: +82-2-332-2789

 

Ando

Escape from the hustle and bustle of city streets into this comfortable and relaxing coffee shop. It has an old world charm meets stylish contemporary with their antique furniture, old books, and modern interior design. Enjoy coffee with vintage items on display

Address: 4F, 216 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Contact No.: +82-2-749-0619

 

Banana Tree

Their highly-Instagrammed dessert is a Banana Tiramisu in the form of a flower pot. It’s just like eating a piece of sweet nature. Get their Somsom Latte, which is a coffee drink with cotton candy-covered banana. You’ll leave the place with lots of sugar rush. Happiness is served to every café visitor.

Address: 259 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Contact No.: +82-2-798-1995

 

Basilur Tea and Coffee

Looking for a place to relax and have a good cup of coffee with friends? Basilur Tea and Coffee is the perfect place to be. You might be surprised that there are usually many people occupying the comfy seats in this two-floor establishment, but it’s not overwhelming at all since everyone here just wants to chill.

Address: Sinsa-dong Gangnam-gu 2nd floor 554

Opening Hours: Daily at 9am – 7pm

Nearest Station: Sinsa Station

 

Beans Bins

You can find the perfect union between coffee and waffles at this café in Hongdae. The coffee shop located on the second level will give you good vibes as you see the shopping street below and feel the cool breeze from above.

Address: 163-19, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Contact No.: +82 2 325 0737

Nearest Station: Hongik University

 

Bloom & Goute Café

Flowers together with coffee and desserts make this place one of the loveliest cafes to visit in Seoul. The coffee shop has a brick garden house feel to it, which is truly Instagram-worthy (both in terms of food and ambiance).

Address: 545-24 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu

(35-1 Apgujeong-ro 10-gil)

Nearest Station: Sinsa Station

 

Blute

Relish delicious brunches and sandwiches with your coffee in this flower-themed café. You’ll be served with a bouquet of flowers together with your order. The owner has spent 15 years in Germany and brought a little piece of it in this refreshing café.

Address: 51 Hannam-daero 20-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Contact No.: +82-2-798-1995

 

Café Coffee Mashineun Goyangi

Translated as “The Coffee Drinking Cat,” they showcase an extensive menu of coffee. Their coffee beans come from Ethiopia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Kenya. They offer gourmet coffee you can’t find anywhere else, and their hand drip coffee is divine. For those who want to skip on the caffeine, they also serve blended juices and a selection of chai tea. You won’t go hungry here as well with their affordable brunch menu sets.

Address: 19-1 Anguk-dong, Jongno-gu

Contact No.: +82-2-720-8162

Opening Hours: 10AM – 11PM

 

Café De Paris

Tucked in an alley away from the main street, Café de Paris is a chic coffee shop where you can enjoy coffee without the usual hustle. This is where locals hang out to people watch and escape from the bustle of the city streets.

Address: 551-2 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu

Contact No.: +822 5148282

Open Daily: 10am – 11pm

Nearest Station: Sinsa Station

 

Café Oui

This three-storey café has a lot of spaces to choose from – whether it’s the full porch outside, the balcony dining area, or the comfy indoors. Comfort food and invigorating coffee await its visitors.

Address: 523-19 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

 

Café Waffle It Up

Would you like Belgian waffles with your cup of coffee? You’ll find the best-tasting waffles in Seoul within the confines of this coffee shop. The coffee shop is sleek with a comfy ambiance, which is ideal for dates or business meetings.

Address: 37-35, Daehyeon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

 

Coco Bruni Chocolatier and Barista

Besides the stylish décor and impressive ambiance, you’ll be attracted to the extensive display of cakes, tarts, and chocolates on the counter. Coffee and tea together with airy and fluffy cakes. Yum.

Address: Garosu-gil

(Sinsa Station, Exit 8)

 

Coffee Chu

Order their specialty churros together with your latte. The churros in this café will give you happy vibes. Coffee shops should be like this – a place where you can lift your mood whatever your emotional state is.

Address: 682-10, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu

(7 Itaewon-ro 54-gil)

Contact No.: +82 2 790 6821

Open Daily: 11am – 9pm

Nearest Station: Hangangjin

 

Coffee Libre

This coffee shop is one of the hidden gems in Yeonnam-dong. This unique and eccentric coffee shop features a whole wall of Chinese medicine drawers (from the Chinese apothecary it once was) and quite a small space for intimate conversation. The owner and staff roast the coffee beans by themselves, and you can also purchase their signature coffee beans. Drinking the delicious coffee here is definitely worth it.

Address: 252-15 Yeonnam-dong, Mapu-gu

Contact No.: +82-10-4506-9461

Opening Hours: 4PM – 9PM

 

Coffeesmith

Coffeesmith may seem a huge place to hang out, but the coffee doesn’t disappoint. Be prepared to choose a drink on its extensive menu. This grand coffee shop will lure you in from afar with its enticing coffee aroma.

Address: 536-20, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu

Contact No.: +82 2-3445-3372

Opening Hours: Mon to Thu, Sun: 9am – 1.30am

Fri & Sat: 9am – 2.30am

Nearest Station: Sinsa Station

 

Deux Amis Patisserie

Sweet desserts will always complement the rich, bold taste of coffee. And you can have that perfect combination at Deux Amis Patisserie. They serve amazing tarts and cakes which will make you a dessert convert.

Address:535-9 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu

Contact No.:Tel: +82 2 3443 0030

Nearest Station: Sinsa Station

 

Dish Room by Dore Dore

Get your pick-me-up in the middle of the day through this coffee shop that offers so much goodness. They help you live well by eating well through their fantastic menu options.

Address: Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, 546-18

Contact No.: +82 02-511-2115

Nearest Station: Sinsa Station

 

Dodo Café

This café in Samcheong-dong is a must-visit for coffee lovers. You can also get comfort food such as hamburger, waffles, and tacos in this part of town.

Address: Bukchon-ro 5-gil

119-1 Samcheong-Dong, Jongno-gu

Contact No.: +82 2 737 7236

Nearest station: Anguk

 

Links to the other parts of the directory are below:

Part 2: Directory of Best Coffee Shops in Seoul (From F to L)

Part 3: Directory of Best Coffee Shops in Seoul (From M to Y)

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