The best Seoul Cafe in the trendiest area

Finding hidden cafes will leave you hungry for more. Only the locals know the hottest places to go to. Travel guidebooks will never tell you about these places but we highly recommend visiting Seoul cafe on the list below.

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Seoul Cafe, Hosting House in Seongsu-dong

In Seongsudong, there’re lots of awesome places like a gallery cafe, jazz bar, and a local brewery pub in this emerging area of Seoul. Seongsudong is called the Brooklyn of Seoul these days.

Hosting House is a beautiful cafe that serves delicious food as well as sell unique local products. It consists of two places both with different atmospheres. One part has the vibe of Upper East Side New York City. The other part is like a Brooklyn style bar.

Internal view of Hosting house

On the left side is a beautiful showroom shop. You will see a living room area with large open windows!
Actually, you can buy almost all the things you see there like a sofa, coffee table, magazine rack, and pet feeder for your doggy. Plus, ‘Le Labo’ body care products here!

Afterward, you will be able to enter the Brooklyn bar&cafe.

Hidden place in Seoul-Hosting house

Foods in the Hosting house in Seoul

They serve various coffee and tasty desserts too 😉

Hidden place in Seoul-The rooftop of Hosting house

Enjoy a cup of coffee with an awesome city view on the white rooftop garden!

Hidden place in Seoul-The bar of Hosting house

Don’t forget that the bar opens until midnight!

Photos by Design Jungle / Credit: https://www.jungle.co.kr/magazine/200293

Open: Mon.-Sat. 12:00 – 24:00 / Sun. 12:00 – 23:00 / Showroom 12:00 – 20:30

Address: 1 Seongsui-ro 7-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul

Korean coffee, Yeonnam Bangagan in Hongdae (연남방앗간)

Yeonnam Bangagan Cafe is not like any other cafe you have been too. Bangagan in Korean means a mill. Here in the cafe, you will see pressed sesame oil in glass bottles used as decorations. Every space in this building is distinctly used. Let’s check it out.

This beautiful three-story cafe is filled with antique wooden furniture and beautiful natural decorations. There is even a huge chandelier in the middle of the cafe.

Each floor has a different theme:

B1 is “Someone’s Store”: This is a pop-up store space where creators with content can operate. They also have a lounge and exhibition where events are held.

1st floor is a cafe and restaurant. Local Food and beverages are served in this complex cultural space. Various creative activities are also held and there is an open terrace and balcony.

Yeonnam Bangagan sells sesame oil as well. You can see the oils displayed as decorations at the cafe.

2nd and 3rd floor is the co-working and studio space. They have ‘private rooms’ where creators can meet and work in an independent and open space. It can accommodate 60 creators and they also have a membership for long-time users. Or you can go to play board games with your friends there 🙂

Address: 34 Donggyo-ro 29-gil, Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Open: 12:00 P.M.

Close: 9:00 P.M. weekdays, 10:00 P.M. weekends, closed on Mondays

Korean Cafe, ELLIE in Ikseon-dong

Ikseong-dong is where tradition meets the present. There’re tons of beautiful cafes and shops that mostly are remodeled by old Korean traditional houses called Han-ok.

Seoul Cafe

This Korean cafe E LLI E retained the old Hanok or traditional Korean house. The open ceilings bring fresh sunlight to the cafe and the warm ambiance attracts you to come here again.

Seoul Cafe

Not to mention, they have delicious cakes and deep roasted coffee. Moreover, they serve cocktails, beer, liqueurs, and wine as well. You’ll come to Cafe Ellie loving the Hanok, vintage vibes, natural sunlight, and the high ceilings.

Seoul Cafe _ Ellie

Address: 21-6 Supyo-ro 28-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Phone: 02-2135-3360

Open: 12:00 P.M.

Close: 22:00 P.M. Sun to Thu, 22:30 Fri – Sat

Seoul Garosugil Cafe, Delight

Garosugil cafe, Delight features bakery from top pastry chefs. Each pastry chef has a certificate from Le Cordon Bleu so you will not be disappointed. The coffee is perfect with the baked goods and the open seating is spacious enough for you and your friends to chat. The European atmosphere and small lighting is the perfect place to have a cup of coffee with dessert and enjoy your afternoon.

Le Cordon Bleu certificates are hung up on the walls for all to see.

Wide selection of pastries and desserts!

Address: 535-21, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Phone: 02-547-2955

Open: 10:30 A.M.

Close: 10:00 P.M.

Cafe Yeonnam-dong 223-14 (2D Cafe) in Hongdae

The name of this cafe is the address. Unlike the colorful cafes in Hongdae, this 2-D cafe is black and white just like a comic book. You’ll feel like the main character where ever you sit sipping your coffee. The details on the walls and also the chairs are unlike any other.

Everywhere you sit will be instagrammable!

Address: 223-14 Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu Seoul

Phone: +82 010-5870-8633

Open: 11am

Close:  9pm

Here is the list of the 5 most trendiest Seoul cafes. Try one or all of the cafes. You won’t be disappointed.

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