Unique Themed cafés in South Korea that Will Amaze You!

Unique Themed cafés in South Korea that Will Amaze You!


South Korean architecture and design are quite outstanding, and Korea has taken designing and creativity to a whole new level. Nowadays themed cafés are very popular. If you’re a coffee person or you have a hobby of café-hopping, or Instagram-person; don’t miss out on the following cafes in South Korea that have creative and brilliant concepts.

Yeonnam Greem Café

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Have you ever read a comic book and had the feeling of wanting to jump into this comic book? Well, you can experience this in real life at Greem Café which is designed as comic. The word “Greem” in Korean means cartoon, or painting.

Thus, once you step in Greem Café you’ll find yourself entering a 2-dimentional world or a real painting! The café is a considered a very instagrammable spot and is said to be inspired by the Web series W: Two Worlds”.

See more of Greem Café’s photos here.

Address: 161-10 cafe 1.5 floor, Seongmisan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Zapangi Café

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Zapangi means vending machine in Korean, so you’ll head to the location of the café, but you won’t find it. Instead, you’ll find a pink vending machine, if you pull the door of the vending machine, you'll find yourself at the entrance of the café.

At Zapangi, you can enjoy taking pictures at the entrance, try their awesome Zapangi characters’ latte, their delicious ice-cream, and tin cakes. Also, you can make your own personalized transportation card.

See more of Zapangi’s photos here.

Address: 400-2 Mangwon-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Thanks Nature Café

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One of the cutest cafés ever and the one that animal-lovers will admire is Thanks Nature Café, it’s designed as to have wood-made, has plants and its nature-friendly and most importantly, it has cute sheep inside that customer can play, feed and take pictures with.

Have a look over their Instagram here, to see more.

Address: 10 Hongik-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

First Class Café

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Most of us have traveled before by airplane on economy but not many who did on the first-class cabin. First class café is an airplane designed café in Hongdae, South Korea.

The café design starting from the entrance will give you the feeling of traveling somewhere experiencing the first-class cabin. The café is cozy and comfy, and they serve great coffee and definitely the experience is worth trying. 

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221B Café

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If you’re a Sherlock Holmes fan, you know the meaning behind the café’s name. and yes, your guess is correct. It's a Sherlock Holmes themed café in Gangnam.

The café’s design is classy classic and has a warm color, the walls are decorated with art and photos from the show. At the café there's an entire 221B Lounge, and plenty of books and Sherlock manga on display. You can order there, Sherlock Coffee which is like a frothy Americano, available hot or cold.

Address: 6 Hakdong-ro 43-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Banji Café

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Banji means ring, so mainly it’s a coffeeshop and a ring/accessories craft shop. It allows you to make and personalize your own accessory, and while making the accessory of your choice, you can order and enjoy a cup of coffee!

This place is an awesome choice for couples and best friends to enjoy! Check a Vlog for the café made by the Youtuber Halfblood Pixie below:

Address: 366-13, 3rd floor, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Hoho Myoll Café

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Hoho Myoll Café which is named after the café owner’s cat! Is a very popular spot for people who love the small, cozy, vintage, and warm cafes. The impressive thing is that the café has a real Volkswagen van inside, and it’s uniquely decorated to match the cafe. Hoho Myoll café also offers educational programs, such as latte art and coffee blending.

Address: 50, Wausan-ro, Mapo-gu 1F, Seoul 

If you ever have the opportunity to travel to Korea, don't forget to visit one of these lovely cafés and your experience with us!

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