As you probably know, especially from all the photos I’ve been bombarding you with on Instagram, I recently took a two week long trip to South Korea with AJ. Prior to the trip, I came across so many ridiculously cute snapshots of the massive cafe culture there and being the coffee addict that I am, I knew I had to make it a point to visit as many coffee shops as possible. Seriously, I think we began every morning with a sweet iced latte. Anyway, I rounded up my top five cafes that you can check out below:
Style Nanda Pool Cafe (Myeongdong)
This place is probably one of the (if not the most) instagrammable cafe in Seoul so of course, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit it! The Style Nanda Flagship store is five stories tall and everything is designed around the concept of a hotel. Located in the bustling heart of Myeongdong – I just had to see it for myself. The first few floors are clothing/make-up focused but when you take the elevator to the fifth floor, you’ll be transported to the pool cafe and even have rooftop access to enjoy your treats!
Hoho Myoll Cafe (Hongdae)
This cafe is located near Hongik University, so you’ll find a ton of students mingling or studying with friends. Each section of the cafe screams coziness and the best part is you can enjoy your coffee inside of a retro Volkswagen van! We ended up spending 2-3 hours here because it was just so relaxing!
Sheep Cafe (Hongdae)
How often can you play with sheep while sipping on some delicious coffee?! I started my morning off with a vanilla iced latte and shared a sweet Honey Brick Toast with AJ. Since we arrived at opening, we were able to spend some quality time with the sheep in between munching on our food! The owner was also super sweet and made us feel at home!
This cafe is most known for their Rainbow Cake Roll but I had my eyes set on the Wes Anderson inspired cake from the movie, Grand Budapest Hotel. Seriously, I could not contain my excitement when I heard about this place and although everything was a bit on the pricier end ($14.99 for personal cake), it was totally worth the experience. If you’re a huge Wes Anderson fan like me, I highly recommend checking this cafe out!
One in a Million (Itaewon)
This place was such a quiet and modern space full of beautiful greenery! I loved the touches of millennial pink throughout the cafe and the overall interior design was just amazing. As always, I ordered a Vanilla Iced Latte, which was extra creamy and sweet (just how I like it!)
Which one is your favorite out of the five?! Share in the comments below!
xo, Donna Belle