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The Most Insta-Perfect Cafes In Seoul

Aside from Seoul’s famous tourist attractions, there are more snap-worthy places you can discover in the city, in the form of cafes. Seoul’s streets and alleyways are filled with cute and chic cafes, perfect for those searching for Instagrammable spots for the ‘gram. We’ve listed several Seoul cafes below for every kind of personality, so prep your best outfit when you visit these cafes for cool shots and yummy snacks!

 

Greem Cafe

Image via Greem Cafe’s Facebook

Enter a two-dimensional world when you visit Greem Cafe in Seoul! This 2D-themed cafe feels like you’re in a monochromatic comic book from ceiling to floor. If you’ve watched the Korean webtoon series W, it’s where the cafe got the inspiration for its look. Pops of color arrive in the form of their cake slices and coffee concoctions.

Location: 223-14 Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea

Instagram: @greem_cafe

Operating Hours: 12 pm to 9 pm daily, closed every Monday and Tuesday

How to get here: From Hongik University Station, exit at Line 2, Exit 2. It’s an 18-minute walk from the station.

 

 

Cafe Onion – Anguk

Image via Cafe Onion’s website

Cafe Onion has several branches around Seoul, but if you’re just around the Gyeongbokgung area, their Anguk branch is just within reach. This branch is known for its Hanok-themed concept, which is a traditional Korean house. Its exteriors are made with traditional hanok roofing, and the walls are made of sturdy wood. Inside, you can try their floor seating to complete the experience. The cafe serves pastries, coffee, and tea to guests.

Tip: It’s the best spot to end your Seoul City half-day walking tour around Anguk by trying their delicious snacks!

Location: Seoul, Jongno-gu, Gye-dong, Korea

Instagram: cafe.onion

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday 7 am to 10 pm; Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 10 pm

How to get here: From Anguk Station, exit at Exit 3. Walk straight and on the first turn, turn left. 

 

 

Coffee Nap Roasters

Image via Coffee Nap Roasters’ Instagram

Coffee Nap Roasters takes their coffee seriously, and indeed, their coffee is worth going here for. But what most people love about this small, minimalist cafe is its interiors, where they feature a 7,000-brick hill that’s actually where the customers sit. The idea behind this unconventional concept is that where you sit becomes your space, and it’ll give you different sceneries depending on where you are.

 

Location: 453-32 Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Instagram: @coffeenap_roasters

Operating Hours: 9 am to 10 pm Monday to Sunday

How to get here: From Hongik University, walk for about 10 minutes going to Donggyo-ro-Sageori. Take the bus and drop off at Gyeongsong Middle and High School. From there, walk for about two minutes going to Coffee Nap Roasters. 

 

 

Thanks Nature Cafe

Image via Thanks Nature Cafe’s Facebook

You’ve surely heard of dog and cat cafes, but have you ever been to a sheep cafe? If not, head on to Thanks Nature Cafe, where two cute and fluffy sheep welcome you inside. Here, you can enjoy their famous toast, waffles, and hot drinks, while you chill and play with the two friendly sheep roaming around. It’s the perfect place to just relax and take cute photos. 

Location: Seogyo-Dong 486 B1, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Instagram: @thanks_nature_cafe_ 

Operating Hours: 12 pm to 8 pm from Monday to Friday; 12 pm to 9 pm on Saturday and Sunday

How to get here: From Hongdae University Station, get out of Exit 9. Walk straight until the cross junction then turn left. Walk for 5 minutes and find the cafe on your left in the basement. 

 

 

Pink Pool Cafe

Image via Pink Pool Cafe’s Facebook page

One of the prettiest cafes in Seoul is the trendy Pink Pool Cafe. From the name itself, you’ll know that the cafe is filled with all things girly, cute, and pink. This hip and trendy cafe is found on the fifth floor of Stylenanda Pink Hotel. They have the cutest pool-themed interior, from the tile walls up to the beach umbrellas. There’s also another Pink Pool Cafe in the Stylenanda store in Hongdae, which is more spacious.

Location: 66-2 Chungmu-ro2ga, Jung-gu, Seoul

Instagram: @pinkpoolcafe

Operating Hours: 10:30 am to 10 pm Mondays to Sundays

How to get here: At the Myeongdong Station Exit 6 turn left, walk straight, and turn right at the second intersection. Walk for 30 minutes and you’ll find Stylenanda Pink Hotel on the right.

 

 

Cafe Layered

Image via Layered’s Facebook

You’ll feel like you’re in dessert heaven when you go to Cafe Layered in Seoul. As you enter the cafe, you are greeted by a variety of freshly-baked pastries, cakes, and scones on display. This homey cafe is made more IG-worthy by its cute cafe interior and white brick walls. 

Location: 84-14 Jae-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Instagram: @cafe_layered

Operating Hours: 8 am to 10 pm from Mondays to Fridays, 10 am to 10 pm on Saturdays and Sundays

How to get here: Get out of Exit 2 in Anguk Station. Walk straight, take the first right, and turn right again. You’ll find Cafe Layered one street back.

 

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