18 Insta-Worthy Cafes in Seoul That Will Spice Up Your Feed

Seoul is taking coffee culture to the next level. This is not a surprise because Koreans drink 12.3 cups of coffee per week, according to the Korean Economic Institute of America. South Korea has 49,000 coffee shops across the country, more than 18,000 of which can be found in Seoul. But the thriving coffee industry isn’t just about the numbers. It also attests to the character and creativity of Koreans. 

There are different Insta-worthy spots in Korea, but your Seoul itinerary won’t be complete without checking out its cafés. Some of the popular themes are animal cafés, industrial, empty pools, and nature. From hipster and hidden to elegant and quaint, these irresistible coffee shops in Seoul are for you to enjoy:


Puffy Paw Dog Café

via @puppy_paw

A place to hang out for coffee aficionados who love dogs. They have a Golden Retriever, Husky, and lots of small dogs you can pet and place on your lap.

268 Donggyo-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul 03982
+82 2-336-6466
Hours: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM



Blind Alley Raccoon Café

via @raccon_cafe_blind_alley

Prepare to meet an adorable Corgi and pigs, and feed raccoons.

76, Cheongpa-ro 47-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04310,
+82 2-701-6075



Thanks Nature Café

via Thanks Nature Cafe

A homey, earth-toned café supervised by two fluffy, white sheep named Tom and Jerry.

10, Hongik-ro, Mapo-gu | Seogyo Purgio B121, Seoul 04055
+82 2-332-7470
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM



Bunny Café

via Bunny Cafe

Spoiled, fun bunnies are waiting to be petted in this Alice in Wonderland themed café.

136-10, Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul 04053
+82 2-333-1660
1:00 PM – 9:00 PM



Identity Coffee Lab

via @identity_coffeelab

The plain white walls of this café are accented by its small round wooden tables and plants. There is also a narrow staircase leading up. But don’t be fooled by the minimalism; they offer different types of coffee and tea.

18 Wonhyo-ro 63-gil, Wonhyoro 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea



Manufact Coffee Roasters

via @manufactcoffee

Stunning, modern gray, and polished concrete, Manufact Coffee Roasters offers Espresso Blend, Single Origin, Decaf, and Cold Brew.

29 Yeonhui-ro 11-gil, Yeonhui-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
+82 2-6406-8777
Mon – Sat: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Cafe Tweed

via @cafe_tweed

This lively countryside home-looking café is inspired by British shops, but it has adapted to its Korean audience, offering coffee, teas, and sweet fruity smoothies.

453-44, Manungwon-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Entrance of Han River Reservoir 1644-4202
Mon – Thu 11:00 AM – 24:00 PM
Fri – Sat 11:00 AM – 01:00 AM
Sun 11:00 AM – 24:00 PM



Orang Orang

via @orangorangco

Located in a renovated building, Orang Orang specializes in home-roasted coffee. Its unpainted walls and books add to the character of the shop.

1-62 Yongsandong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
+82 2-3789-7007
11 AM – 11 PM



Hoho Myoll

via @hohomyoll_cafe

You will be surprised with the vintage VW van inside this small café. It is also filled with trinkets, pretty decors, and quirky artworks.

50 Wausan-ro, Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
10:00 AM – 1:00 AM
+82 2-322-6473



Takeout Drawing Café

via @takeoutdrawing

Aside from coffee and tea, Takeout Drawing Café offers artistic beverages and organic pastries. Their famous drink is called Meringue Factory, a cup of espresso topped with a meringue cookie.

244 Noksapyeong-daero, Itaewon 2(i)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
12 PM – 11 PM
+82 2-790-2637



On Ne Sait Jamais

via @on_ne_saitjamais

Don’t mistake this for a bathhouse. The main attraction in this café is the empty pool at the center. 

51 Itaewon-ro 54-gil, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
11 AM – 10 PM
+82 82-794-3446



Fritz Coffee Company

via Fritz Coffee Company

Customers rave about their delicious pastries and great selection of blends. Retro-style posters adorn the rustic feel of the shop.

68 Mapo-daero, Dohwa-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
+82 2-3275-2047
8 AM – 11 PM
Sat and Sun: 10 AM – 11 PM



One in A Million

via @oneinamillion_cafe

The color palette of this stylish café is black and white with touches of pastel pink. They serve coffee, tea, and lots of cake.

Hannamdong 684-62 Seoul
+82 10-4289-7189
Mon to Sat: 12 PM – 11 PM
Sunday: 12 PM – 9:30 PM



Social Club Seoul

via @social_club_seoul

Long white drapes, chandelier, and tables and chairs covered by white fabric have defined the elegance of this café.

414-27 Mangwon 1(il)-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
12 PM – 10 PM



Billy Angel Cake Company

via Billy Angel Cake Company

This shop looks sophisticated inside, with its white walls, white chandelier, gray marble floor, and pink frames.

619-15 Yeoksam 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
+82 2-722-3663



Stylenanda Pink Pool Café

via @pinkpoolcafe

You will adore the bubbly personality of this café. Its walls are swimming pool tiles, and its rooftop has pink lounge areas too that are aligned with the theme.

517, Eonju-Ro, Seoul
+82 2-538-8267
11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sat: 10 AM – 11:00 PM



Dore Dore Sinsa

via @doredoreofficial

A four-story establishment with an industrial vibe and unfinished walls that offer exquisitely designed cakes.

40, Dosan-daero 15-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06033
+82 2-540-4553


Cafe Rosso

via @caferosso40_1

This quiet hipster café with wooden interiors does not just offer cakes and coffee but also wine!

40-1 Palpan-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM


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