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10 Cafes You Should Visit In Seoul

Seoul is notorious for its infinite number of coffee shops that grow faster than I can type. In a city with over 10 million people and over 17 000 coffee shops, Korea’s capital city has more cafes per capita than Starbucks’ hometown Seattle or San Francisco.

Because the coffee shop market in Seoul is highly competitive (only around 55 per cent of newly opened coffee shops survive past the first year) and because cafe visitors seem to be much more interested in the café aesthetic than the coffee they drink, cafe owners started focusing on coffee shop concepts. In fact, having on point aesthetic is more important than location so you will often find some of the most trendy and Instagrammable cafes out of or on the edge of the city centre borders.

You can find 10 Instagrammable cafes with their locations I have visited in Seoul down bellow.

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Discover 10 Pink Cafes in Seoul

1. 2D Cafe (그림 cafe YND223-14)

Theme: Black and white 2D cafe

Inspired by Korean TV show W where characters clash between the real world and a fantasy world inside a webtoon. Everything in it, from the walls to the furniture, mugs and plates, gives an impression of a comic book drawings, transferring you from a 3D to a 2D world.

Treat yourself to coffee, matcha latte, tea, sandwiches, cakes in a cup and much more. All of them served in a 2D coloured cups of course.

Find more information about my visit to 2D cafe here

Address (English): South Korea, Seoul, Mapo-gu, 연남동 239-20 1층 카페

Address (Korean): 서울시 마포구 연남동239-20 1층 카페

Instagram: @ynd239.20_cafe

2. Urban Space Myeongdong (어반스페이스)

Theme: Swimming pool ball pit, colourful swings, aesthetic cocktails

Urban Space in Myeongdong is Instagrammer’s perfect playground. This spacious and cute bar / cafe located right in the middle of shopping heaven Myeongdong sells some very prettily presented drinks (alcoholic and nonalcoholic).

Unleash the inner child in you by diving into swimming pool filled up with pink and white balls, inflatable toys and giant teddy bears. Swing on a rainbow, watermelon or ice cream shaped swing and indulge yourself with sparkly cocktail.

Apparently there is another branch in Seongsu, however, according to the blogs, the Myeongdong one is better.

Address (English): 5th floor, 23,Myeongdong 10-gil,Jung-gu,Seoul

Address (Korean): 서울시 중구 명동10길 23 5층

Instagram: @urbanspace_official

3. Zapangi (자판기)

Theme: Pink, unicorns and mermaids