Visiting cafes while in a new city is one of the best parts of traveling. Why? Cafe culture is great way to get to know what the city dwellers like when it comes to music, design, architecture, and art. Coffee culture is one of the greatest parts of humanity, so why not explore the different variations while traveling around the world?
Seoul, South Korea has a seriously impressive cafe selection. There are plenty of hip cafes and also fancy Parisian style cafes, and of course, themed cafes. Here are some of the best cafes to visit while there.
943 Kings Cross
For all the savvy Harry Potter fans out there, yes this cafe is referencing the famous train station made famous in the beloved series as well as the 9 3/4 train station. Located in Hongdae, this adorable cafe is perfect for all the HP lovers and yes, you can get Hagrid’s “Happee Birthae” cake while there.
Banana Tree Cafe
This adorable cafe is located near Gangnam and is perfect for anyone who loves creative treats. You can get a flower pot dessert, complete with a cookie-dirt soil and edible plant! There are plenty of fun desserts to sample at this fun coffee shop.
Boulanger Maison Bukak
Located in the Seongbuk-dong neighborhood, anyone looks for a sleek cafe that’s also unique, this is the place. There are lots of different types of bread to choose from for delicious sandwiches and bread bowls for soup. There are also lots of yummy and pretty pastries if you want something sweet with your coffee.
Cafe Layered in Hongdae is a frilly and beautiful cafe that will get you that English tea and scones fix. There are so many pretty desserts to choose from, it will be quite a challenge to choose just one, which is why we recommend trying out a whole bunch.
Coffee Nap Roasters
While Coffee Nap Roasters offers delicious coffee to enjoy, the most interesting feature of this cafe is the brick seating area and circular window that overlooks the quiet street the cafe sits on. It certainly is a popular spot for photos, so make sure your phone is charged and you’re ready for a photoshoot.
Pink Pool Cafe
Not to be confused with Stylenanda Pink Hotel, the Pink Pool Cafe is a restaurant with a funky pool theme. The former is a hotel themed cafe, and while the two are connected, it’s important to note that they are two separate locations. The Pink Pool Cafe is located in Hongdae. It features a rooftop pool, a mini pool, and a perfectly pink restaurant.