Oh, Seoul… You never cease to amaze us with gorgeous architecture, rich culture and of course, yummy food! But there’s still so much more to discover in the streets of Seoul – for instance, have you ever been to a sheep cafe?🐑
Intrigued? We know you are😉 Read on to find more quirky cafes in Seoul you’ll keep coming back to!
Disclaimer: These cafes are not halal-certified and one or more of these cafes may serve alcohol. Do remember to check with the waiters/baristas before making your order and do dine at your own discretion.
1. Get & Show Café – Hapjeong
If you grew up loving Lego blocks then this café has to be on your itinerary! The shop is easy to spot since there’s a giant Lego man above the door and the Lego characters in the display window makes it hard to miss.
Customers get to browse through a huge collection of merchandise such as Lego Super Heroes, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and so much more. There are literally loads of models for you to purchase or rent out and play for a while.
Yep, we said rent! Renting a set of Lego bricks costs ₩4500 for 30 minutes and ₩150 for every minute after. Forget drinking coffee, get lost in building your own Lego set! This totally makes the experience a lot more fun for everyone.
While the drinks they offer are somewhat standard such as Americanos, lattes and smoothies, you will definitely love their Lego food items! Lego man chocolate and Lego brick candies are just some of the offerings they have for you to sample.
#HHWT Tip: Get & Show has two (2) branches in Hapjeong and are quite close to each other so don’t fret if you can’t get a seat.
Price: Drinks: ₩4500 – ₩8500, Food: ₩5000 – ₩13000
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun (11:00 am – 11:00 pm)
Address: 25/27 Domak-ro 3gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul / 서울시 마포구 도막로3길 25/27
Directions: Take Line 6 to Hapjeong Station(Line 6 – Brown or Line 2 – Green), Exit 5. Take the first right and then the third left. Continue down this road for 3 blocks and Get & Show’s 2nd branch will be on your left. To get the first branch, continue walking straight for a few more meters and look out for it on your left.
2. Thanks Nature Café – Hongdae
Are you tired of all the cat cafés scattered across Seoul? Don’t really think you’re up for a dog café? Why not try a sheep café instead! The café is adorned with anything and everything sheep related from plushies to figurines. And sometimes the owner will let the sheep roam free within the premises.
So do grab a chance to play around with these fluffy creatures will sipping a cup of their delicious mocha!
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- The sheep will only be in the café during the cooler months of the year so do check ahead with the owner to find out if they’re around during your trip!
- Be careful not to miss the stairs down as they are situated at the basement level.
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Thanks Nature Cafe offers a wide selection of coffee-based drinks from frappucinos to hand drip coffees as well as dutch coffee. For those not so inclined to caffeine, don’t go crying in a corner. There are loads of teas and smoothies that you can also try! Waffles seem to be the main food offering here and we’d recommend sharing as the portions are rather large.
Price: Drinks: ₩5000 – 8000 won, Food: ₩5000 – 14000 won
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun (11:00 am – 11:00 pm)
Address: B121, Seogyo Prugio Store, 486, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Directions: Take Line 2 to Hongik University Station(Line 2 – Green), Exit 9. Turn left to go up hill at the first intersection. Walk towards Hongik University’s Main Gate. Look out for a lighted sign that reads the café’s name.
3. Café Comma – Hongdae
Warm coffee (or tea) and good book. Sounds like my ideal escape from reality.
This book café is located just outside the Hongik University station and is home to many, many, many, many books like almost 3000 of them. Comma is really popular with the university students as it is a conducive environment for them to get some studying done. Just be sure to keep the noise level down if you want to avoid deathly stares from others around you.
Café Comma offers a standard range of drinks such as coffees, teas and fruit juices and is slightly on the pricier side. As for food, there aren’t much Muslim-friendly options available so we’d recommend to stick to their drinks instead.
Price: Drinks: ₩4500 – ₩6500, Food: ₩5000 – ₩8000
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun (7.00am – 12.00am)
Address: 1F, Seopo Bld, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea / 서울시 마포구 서교동 364-15 1층 (서포빌딩)
Directions: Take Line 2 to Hongik University(Line 2 – Green), Exit 3. And that’s it! The café is just outside of Exit 3.
4. Café Hoho Myoll – Sangsu
While most hipster cafés in Seoul are more inclined towards minimalistic industrial-based décor of steel and wood, Hoho Myoll café is anything but.
The store is filled to the brim with eclectic knickknacks that every seat in the store will give you a different view of things! Overall, the store gives off a very homely vibe that makes you want to snuggle up with a good book and a warm cup of hot chocolate.
Café Hoho Myoll is named after the owner’s cat, whom actually resides in the café. If you’re lucky, you could see Myoll lazing around the store.
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One of the most unique features of this café would definitely be their vintage Volkswagen van that sits INSIDE the store! The van itself has been refurbished to allow for seats as well as shelves for mugs and plates which is a great addition to the place.
Their Oreo cheesecake is entirely decadent with generous lashings of chocolate syrup and ice-cream. Yes, this would be the best time to forget your diet…
#HHWT Tip: In the warmer months, you should definitely try their patbingsu!
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Seriously, don’t forget to add this café to your itinerary when you’re in the Hongdae area! You will not regret it ^^
Price: Drinks: ₩6000 – ₩9000, Food: ₩6000 – 15000
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun (10.00am – 12.00am)
Address: 93-44 Mapo-gu, Sangsu-dong, Seoul / 서울시 마포구 상수동 93-44 1F
Directions: Take Line 6 to Sangsu Station(Line 6 – Brown), Exit 2. Turn left and walk towards Hongik University. The café will be on your right. It’s easier to spot in the warmer months as they have seats placed outside the store.
5. LINE Friends Store & Café – Sinsadong
Who here hasn’t heard of LINE? Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, LINE is one of the most popular messenger apps in the Asia region.
Ever since the introduction of their cute & wacky characters called Line Friends such as Brown, Cony, Sally, James and Moon, just to name a few; fans of the app have been obsessed with getting their hands on LINE merchandise! What better way than to open up a café for fans to come over and hangout while taking pictures with their favourite LINE character.
The queue to take pictures with the ironic giant Brown bear is endless as it is a must have item on every fans’ to-do list.
True to its concept, everything about LINE café is about their characters. From the food products to the cups to even their café bell. We kid you not, everything is LINE Friends!
They have an enormous range of food items on their menu such as baked goods, character macarons, chocolates, pancakes and so much more that you’d be spoiled for choice!
Their most popular items are definitely the macarons and roll cakes. The white cream roll cake is super light and fluffy with just a mild sweetness while their chocolate roll literally tastes like a melted bar of chocolate. Yum!
#HHWT Tip: Apart from the Sinsadong flagship store, there are also other outlets scattered across Seoul such as in Myeongdong and Itaewon ^^
Price: Drinks: ₩3500 – ₩7000, Food: ₩3000 – ₩15000
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun (12:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Address: 535-15, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul / 서울특별시 강남구 신사동 535-15
Directions: Take Line 3 to Sinsa station(Line 3 – Orange), Exit 8. Walk straight until you see the entrance of Garosugil street on the left. Don’t cross the street and walk straight down on the left side. You’ll find the store next to Hollister shop.
If these cafes aren’t quirky and interesting enough for you, we don’t know what is😂 Have you been to any other quirky cafes? Comment below and let us know😁👇