When visiting Seoul, you may notice that there cafes on literally every corner. In order to attract attention, most of these cafes have become popular Instagrammable cafes to visit. There are so many cafes in Seoul and they all have something different about them. Drink some of the best coffee in Seoul and explore these beautiful cafes. Theme cafes are popular in Seoul from the famous flower cafes, the Harry Potter Cafe, dog cafes and more. You can also find many of the cafes with beautiful drinks or desserts or just the simplest cafes. I have written this guide you can hopefully visit one of these famous cafes in Seoul.
Cafes in Seoul | Popular Cafes to Visit
Arriate Flower Cafes in Seoul
Address: 서울특별시 마포구 홍익로6길 30 미니골드 2~4층
Arriate is my favorite cafes to go in Seoul and is a beautiful flower themed cafe located in Hongdae. This has become one of the most popular cafes in Seoul because it’s a pretty aesthetic and prime location. Hongdae is a popular location for young people, people who love art and also want to party. This location is also a great place to go shopping and eat some street food desserts. Here you can find three floors all with flowers all around you and even a flower wall to take some photos. This is a nice cafe in Seoul to visit for first-timers.
943 King’s Cross Harry Potter Cafe in Seoul
Address: 경기도 부천시 길주로 315 뉴월드타운 103호
You can understand why this Seoul cafe is so popular here in Korea. This is not only popular for Koreans but also for many foreigners as well. Harry Potter is a beloved series and it’s only natural to create this cafe for the fans that are out there. There is a cute area outside of the cafe where you can take photos with the cart going into platforms 9 ¾ and other photo opportunities inside of the cafe as well. The photos say it all about this cafe making it a must-visit while visiting Seoul.
Line Friends Cafes in Seoul
Address: 서울특별시 용산구 이태원로 200
If you don’t know who the Line Friends are, well you might not care to visit this Seoul cafe. Although, if you are a BTS fan they do have a collection of BTS line friends. Line friends are popular characters among Koreans. They are stickers created for a communication app called Line. You have probably heard of the Kakao friends as well which is another popular messaging app in Korea.
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2-D Cafe in Seoul (Cafe 연님동 239-20)
Address: 서울특별시 마포구 동교로45길 23
Experience the 2D world in these beautifully yet simply designed cafe. Here you can take some beautiful photos with clean lines and enjoy a nice cup of coffee. It has obviously become popular because of its aesthetics. This Seoul cafe is located in Hongdae like many of the decorated cafes. If you don’t already know, Hongdae is known for its creative arts program at Hongik University. This is a popular cafe to go to in Seoul.
Address: 서울특별시 성동구 성수2가3동 연무장3길 9
Okay, so I don’t really count this as a cafe, it’s more like a bar or place where you can get food and drinks. The reason I am including this into the post is that it’s a great location to lounge around in like a cafe, enjoy some time with your friends or significant other and get the perfect Instagram selfie. Here you can go into a cute ball pit, take photos near the flower wall and sit on a beautiful rainbow swing.
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Address: 서울특별시 마포구 서교동 400-3
Another popular theme that is on the rise in Korea is the archery style cafes. Here you can learn how to shoot with a bow and arrow. An instructor will be available to teach and train you and you get to enjoy some delicious drinks. The cost is pretty affordable and it’s a great way to have the perfect date with your significant other.
Snoopy Cafe (카페 아무흐)
Address: 서울특별시 성북구 보문로21길 19-2
If you are a big fan of Peanuts, then this is the perfect cafe for you. This Seoul cafe has peanuts designed coffees, desserts and more. Peanuts was a popular comic in Korea and are nostalgic for many here. I really enjoyed the comics in the Sunday newspaper when I was a child, so I felt the need to visit. The reminded me of all of my favorite characters and relaxing on my Sundays.
Stylenanda Pink Hotel & Pink Pool Cafes
This is a popular cafe iin Seoul among bloggers from all over the world beacause of it’s cute pink colors and beautifully designed desserts. This cafe is actually inside of a clothing store by Stylenanda, hence the name. Inside you will find a bar full of desserts and you must buy a drink in order to stay inside of this cafe. It was pretty cozy to visit when we wanted to get out of the cold temperatures outside. There is also a small pool inside which is more like a water fountain or so. It’s not meant to swim in, but the aesthetic is to be able to pretend to lounge by the poolside.
caFACE Cafe in Seoul
Address: 서울특별시 마포구 홍익로3길 20 서교프라자 지하2층
Are you a selfie queen or king? Then this cafe is perfect for you! You can easily get a photo of your face, your friends, your dogs, or anyone you like really printed onto your coffee. Although, it is a bit disheartening when your picture disappears. This cafe is pretty unique and is a must-visit location if you have yet to visit. Additionally, you can also enjoy a beautiful slice of rainbow cake to eat alongside that coffee.
Address: 서울특별시 성북구 동소문로22길 57-12
Remember when I mentioned the rainbow cake above, well here at Raindrop you can get a beautifully curated rainbow designed drink. It is the most popular drink here. If you love sweets, be sure to try out their tiramisu, macarons, and meringue. The meringue is also used on another popular drink they serve here.
Address:서울특별시 마포구 서교동 347-3
There are a lot of animal cafes all over Seoul from the cat cafes, dog cafes, meerkat cafes, and raccoon cafes. However, I have always found it cute to hang out with a bunch of bunnies. Bunnies are a lot smaller for these types of spaces. I can’t help but feel bad for the other animals even though I know they are well cared for. Bunnies also usually very sweet and very soft. I had to add an animal cafe on the list and I found this one to be the most enjoyable.
Healing Cafes in Seoul
A healing cafe is a place where you can go to take a nap or relax. Sometimes with all the rush to get things done or maybe you are traveling and you just want to take a quick power nap or relax in between, be sure to find a healing cafe. These are perfect if you don’t want to go all the way to your hotel or apartment and just need to relax. They are all over Seoul and I don’t have any specific recommendations other than you should try one! You will easily be able to catch up on some rest and continue throughout your day.
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There you have it, my favorite and popular cafes in Seoul. Which cafe did you like the best and why? Leave your comments down below!