In Seoul, boutique coffee shops rule the day here. New coffee shops are constantly opening up to serve locals their caffeine fix. Each store has its own little quirks and charms so you’ll have to explore a bit to find a shop that suits your taste.
But don’t stress, we’ve done all the exploring for you. Which means you can just head straight to the sweet, caffeinated coffee source.
Here are seven of the best and most unique coffee shops in Seoul.
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Anthracite Coffee is a favourite among the locals because of the great coffee and even better shop atmosphere. It has an industrial-type of feel inside the shop and there is plenty of seating to enjoy your coffee.
Order a regular cup of coffee here or go for one of their lattes that are known to be smooth, nutty, and a bit spicy.
Namusairo does everything right. From the coffees to the entire customer experience, Namusairo has it figured out. From the moment you walk in, you’re greeted right away by a barista. They are more than happy to help walk you through their menu and make a recommendation for you.
They are known for the espresso, which you can enjoy while sitting in the small outdoor seating section.
Mesh Coffee is a passionate place for light-roast coffee lovers. Come here to enjoy a great cup of coffee and expect to engage in conversation with the baristas here.
Order any of their coffees as they are all on the lighter side and tend to change on a seasonal basis. Tip: ask baristas here for their hidden menu!
One of the prime spots for Seoul millennials to hit up is Caffe Themselves. With three levels for them to hang out coupled with a wide variety of caffeinated beverages, why not?
Despite having three levels, this place is often packed to the max! Caffe Themselves offer a discount on coffees that are to-go orders because of the large crowds that come here.
Come here for your morning brew and take it to go and enjoy that discount.
When you step inside Biroso Coffee, it just feels like home. With its familiar and charming red brick exterior, it’s always very inviting to have a coffee here.
Enjoy a filtered coffee or espresso here and take in the chill and homey vibes this place has to offer.
Felt Coffee is a very minimalist looking coffee but don’t its bareness fool you. They make fantastic coffees with some of the friendliest baristas in Seoul.
Its minimalism is reflected on the menu as well. There are only six items to choose from but all are done to perfection. Go with their most popular drink, their Vanilla Latte.
Fritz Coffee Company is known for their great coffees, stellar baristas, excellent customer service, and merchandise to buy. They also have a very large selection of baked goods to eat with your coffee.
If you enjoy a French baguette and a dark roast coffee, Fritz’s is the place for you.