10 Insta-Worthy Cafes in Seoul Just Waiting To Be Your Next #OOTD Backdrop!

10 Insta-Worthy Cafes in Seoul Just Waiting To Be Your Next #OOTD Backdrop!

Sip and snap at these pretty cafes in Seoul!

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Image credit: @pinkpoolcafe on Instagram

The Rundown

  • Seoul is home to many Instagram-worthy coffee shops and concept cafes.

  • Below you’ll find a couple of great recommendations that you can add to your itinerary.

  • Make sure to get a pocket Wifi when you go cafe-hopping! You can book and check the daily rental rates here.

Also read: Visit Seoul: Travel Guide to Myeongdong, Itaewon, & More

First order of business — coffee!

With Seoul being home to an overwhelming amount of third-wave coffee shops, a visit to Korea’s megapolis is now considered incomplete if you don’t step into at least one of its many concept cafes. If you want to get a good cuppa joe and an unbeatable Instagram-worthy experience, keep reading to find out 10 of Seoul’s most photogenic cafes:

1. Stylenanda’s Pink Pool Cafe

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Image credit: @pinkpoolcafe on Instagram

Ever wondered what it would be like to step into a Wes Anderson film? Well Stylenanda’s pastel wonderland might just offer you the experience you’re looking for! Make your way through the hotel-inspired concept clothing store and chill by the pink pool cafe with a refreshing cup of tea! If the weather’s nice out, you can also enjoy your drink at the rooftop beanbag area. Whatever you decide, we’re sure your photos will surely scream #instagramgoals!

  • Address: South Korea, Seoul, Jung-gu, 명동 8길 37-8 스타일난다 핑크호텔 5F

  • Contact Number: +82 2 752 4546

  • Opening hours: 11am-11pm daily

2. Zapangi

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Image credit: @cklenses on Instagram

If you Google your way to Zapangi, you might stop and wonder why the app has sent you in front of a bright pink vending machine. Don’t panic and retreat! This machine is actually the entrance to one of Seoul’s most sought-after cafes! Zapangi’s quirkiness extends to its interior design and product presentation, so you can expect all the delicious cakes to be served in vintage-style tin cans and milk teas in glass bottles.

  • Address: 400-2 Mangwon-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • Contact Number: +82 2 325 8185

  • Opening hours: 10am-11pm daily

3. Ver’s Garden Cafe

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Image credit: @maariannee on Instagram

If you walk past Ver’s Garden Cafe thinking that it’s a floral boutique, you’re not entirely wrong. This cafe in Seoul actually doubles as one and is favored by many locals! Not only can you get a delicious cup of coffee in Ver’s, you can also marvel at the beautiful floral decors from the tables to walls — perfect for an IG backdrop!

  • Address: 연남동 239-20 1층 카페 Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • Contact Number: +82 10 7252 8633

  • Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday at 11am-6pm.

4. On Ne Sait Jamais

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Image credit: @memojima on Instagram

We’re not sure why, but it seems like Seoul’s got a thing for pool-themed cafes (We’re not complaining, though!) The moment you enter On Ne Sait Jamais, you’ll quickly notice the tiled pool that dominates the entire store. This features acts as the seating and dining area of the cafe, offering a unique (and Insta-perfect!) experience for all coffee lovers.

  • Address: 684-101 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • Contact Number: 02-794-3446

  • Opening hours: Monday: Closed | Tuesday to Sunday: 11AM to 11PM

5. Midnight in Seoul

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Image credit: @midnightinseoul_official on Instagram

Neon lights, palm trees, and millennial pink accents — these are the elements that make Midnight in Seoul a standout Instagram-worthy cafe. To add to the already unique interior, the cafe celebrates their love for breakfast food — cereal, to be precise (They have a DIY cereal section!). Midnight in Seoul will surely elevate your mood on your visit.

  • Address: 06048 18 Eonju-ro 147-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

  • Contact Number: +82 2 545 6321

  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday at 8am-12am (for cereals) and 6pm to 2am (for drinks).

6. Skinfood Store & Cafe

Skincare fans are in for a treat! Aside from the incredible skincare and food that you’ll be able to try at Skinfood Store & Cafe in Seoul, you’re also welcome to lounge around and enjoy the refreshments after shopping at the shop’s instagram-worthy cafe! (Before you leave, make sure to snap a photo by the yellow Volkswagen van parked right outside the building!)

  • Address: 37, Apgujeong-ro 12-gil, Gangnam-gu | 2F, Concept Store, Seoul 06029, South Korea

  • Contact Number: +82 70 8668 4191

  • Opening hours: 11am to 10pm daily

7. Berkeley Coffee Social

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Image credit: @nayujun1983 on Instagram

Thanks to Berkeley Coffee Social’s eclectic style, it’s easy to feel at home at this cafe in Seoul. Filled with various plants, reading materials, and cozy seating areas, this is an Instagrammable coffee shop that you shouldn’t miss especially if you’re looking to burn through several cups of coffee while doing some work. To make the experience even better, guests are also welcome to bring their furry friends to the cafe as well!

  • Address: 255-32, Youngsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • Contact Number: +82 2743 2048

  • Opening hours: 8am to 9pm Daily

8. Hoho Myoll Cafe

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Image credit: @nan_hui_zi on Instagram

Hoho Myoll is pretty much the cafe of your Pinterest dreams! From christmas lights and eclectic antiques to an actual Volkswagen camper, this trendy cafe in Seoul has everything you need for the most Insta-worthy posts! But interior aside, Hoho Myoll Cafe actually serves a mean cup of joe — with regular customers coming back for the favored hand drip coffee.

  • Address: 93-44 Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • Contact Number: +82 2 322 6473

  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday at 10am-1am. Sundays at 10am to 12am.

9. Daerim Warehouse Cafe

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Image credit: @another_earth_dino on Instagram

When you visit Seongsu-dong, which is also known as the “Brooklyn” of Seoul, you can expect a whole lot of hipster establishments in the area and the Daerim Warehouse Cafe is no exception. For one, it is, as the name suggests, located within a warehouse and has been flipped into a cafe and art gallery that you can explore. Daerim Warehouse Cafe also sells a wide variety of quality coffee and mouthwatering food that will surely have you coming back for more!

  • Address: 78 Seongsui-ro, Seongsu-dong 2(i)-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • Contact Number: +82 2498 7474

  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday at 8am to 10pm. Saturday and Sunday at 10am to 10pm.

10. mAgnstudio

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Image credit: @magnstudio on Instagram

If you’re serious about cafe-hopping (and Instagramming!), make your way to Geumho-dong and locate the iconic pink stairs that lead up to the mAgnstudio Cafe! Everything about this coffee shop in Seoul is absolutely gorgeous — from the bright pink chandelier to the cotton candy lattes. (No wonder why K-Pop groups such as HIGHLIGHT frequent the location!).

Since it’s quite the trip to get to mAgnstudio, make the most out of your visit by ordering the Geumho Hill or their cotton candy latte, the Pink Vienna or their hand-dripped coffee topped with pink froth, and their famous Honey Butter Carrot Cake!

  • Address: 36 Geumhosan-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea

  • Contact Number: 02-796-3332

  • Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday at 10am to 11:30pm


TIPS!

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Looking for other IG-worthy places to visit? Consider adding the following attractions to your Seoul itinerary:

👉 N Seoul Tower
👉 Everland
👉 Alive Museum


Get the most out of your trip to Seoul!

Now that you’ve got your list of Instagrammable Seoul coffee shops to visit, it’s time to go cafe-hopping! All you need now is a Discover Seoul Pass for discounts and efficient transportation around the city and a 4G South Korea Pocket Wifi to stay connected!

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