Visiting Seoul is the dream of every Kpop and KDrama enthusiast. While visiting big entertainment companies may already be on your bucket list, you should add these themed cafes on your list too.
Seoul is a bustling industry of cafes and restaurants and other public places where you can go with your parents, partner, friends or even visit alone.
Cafe serving only coffee and deserts are so past century. Now is the time for themed cafes to shine. They literally rake the experience to a whole new level. The thematic dining makes you go wow not only through your taste buds but through your sight and feels too.
So grab a pen, and note these cafes down on your next to go list.
1. Something Out (썸띵아웃)
Something Out is a camping-themed coffee shop.
It not only provides you with the best coffee in town but also helps you gear up with latest camping supplies. Its interior is changed every season and stays up to date with latest trends and fashion in camping gear.
Address: 4-13 Donggyo-ro 39-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea
2. Assouline Lounge (애술린 라운지)
The theme of Assouline Lounge is art, fashion and design.
These cafes have locations in many countries. The kitchen of this lounge is in itself art. They serve many French meals and wines you can enjoy as you read their books and browse the art in their display area.
Address: Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-517-0316
3. Air Cafe (비행기카페)
If you love airports and aeroplanes, then this airport-plane-travel-themed cafe is for you.
You can literally feel the excitement of going overseas. The seating is divided between economy and business not on the basis of tickets but with how many people you are with. The meals on the menu are named after countries and are served in dishes just like in-flight meals but they taste so much better. The restaurant has many brochures and travel book available for their customers planning to travel abroad.
Phone: +82 2-332-2789
4. Cafe The Bridge (카페더브릿지)
This cafe is designed to look like a dungeon with so many different kinds of rooms.
You can even have your own private room, and choose between a room with a view or none. The cosy private room that is exclusive for you feels like a mini suite. They even have books which you can borrow and read in your own private space and spend a quiet noon with a cup of coffee and snacks.
Address: 347-20 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
5. May Island
The coolest things about this study cafe is that it is themed the way you can focus on your work, study, etc.
It provides you privacy which you need to concentrate on your work. Customers need to buy a drink to earn up to five hours in the cafe, thus if you want to stay longer, then get more drinks. This cafe is almost library-esque because everyone’s quietly working on their own business. There is free WiFi which makes it a pretty popular place for students and working adults alike.
Address: South Korea, Seoul, Gangnam-gu, Yeoksam 1(il)-dong, 816-6 4-6 층, Seoul, S.Korea
Phone: +82 2-556-6585
6. 221 B
The name 221B may already be ringing in the head of all Sherlock fans out there. This is a Sherlock-themed cafe in Seoul.
It is a basement cafe that has not only a cozy atmosphere but also plenty of Sherlock decor and themed drinks. You can even get cookies and candy with Sherlock Holmes motif. The theme of the cafe does a great job of balancing the nerdiness and a cafe. The decor is simple but at the same time aesthetic too.
7. Needle Story (바늘이야기)
The theme of Needle story is yarns and wool.
They have a yarn store where you can buy knitting supplies. Needle story is decorated with a display section, a learning section and book section, and a cafe. They have multiple branches in Seoul. While enjoying your coffee and appreciating the knitted displays, you can even sign up for some knitting classes here.
Address: 162 Sinchon-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, S.Korea
phone : +82-2-771-9771
8. Get & Show Cafe (겟앤쇼 카페)
The Get & Show cafe is a lego-inspired cafe.
They have a giant lego figure outside the door to welcome the visitors. Not only kids but adults may enjoy this cafe and revisit their childhood memories. They have large merchandise of Lego. You may build small to extra large legos including castles and houses. You may also rent a kit to make something while waiting for your coffee or lego-shaped dessert. The cafe has 2 levels and an outdoor seating area.
Address: 395-80 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-326-2771
9. Blüte (블뤼테 카페)
Blüte means flower or blossom in German.
This cafe has a spacious interior, and nicely-arranged decor and furniture that make it a good place for photo spots. They serve order with a small bouquet for the table. This shop looks like a small part of Germany in Seoul. The indoor and outdoor seatings are so beautiful. The greenery, potted flowers make the ambiance of the cafe gentle and romantic.
Address: 12 Wausan-ro 14-gil, Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-798-1995
10. Banana Tree (바나나트리)
The banana tree cafe in Seoul is known for their banana-themed decoration. Yes.
They serve cake in a potted plant and spoon that look like mini shovels. They are also known for candy floss latte. Both the main desserts are a must as they are quite yummy.
Address: 526 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-3442-6050
11. You Are Here
The theme of You Are Here Cafe is all about language learning.
They do not only offer Korean and English but so many more languages. They offer several classes on location and self-study opportunities. If you want to have a few seconds of fame, enter their Speakers’ Corner, speak your mind and record yourself.
They not only sell coffee and dessert but they also have the coolest tote bags, mugs, drawing, popular sayings, language learning books, and oh yeah coffee beans too. The best thing about the You Are Here Cafe (besides the variety on the menu) is the fact that they open at 8 am–a very rare find in Korea. So if on a morning you wish to learn some languages, you may visit this cafe in Seoul. Also, they have the coolest wall graffiti.
Address: 38 Donggyo-ro 25-gil, Donggyo-dong, Seoul, S.Korea
Phone: +82 2-336-9632
There are so much more themed cafes in Seoul alone that it would take us days to review them all. Should we write about more places for you to visit? Let us know about them in the comments.
Have one you want to go to? Write it in the comments and let us know which one you added to your bucket list.