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26 Instagrammable Cafes in Seoul to Visit in 2024

If you’re a fan of Instagram and love snapping photos of beautifully curated spaces, Seoul is definitely the potential destination for you! The city is home to a plethora of photogenic coffee places that will have your camera clicking away relentlessly. From the blend of modern and conventional design, picturesque surroundings to sleek minimalist interiors, Seoul’s café scene is a photographer’s paradise. 

These cafes not only provide a great backdrop for your photos but also serve up delicious food and drinks that are sure to satisfy your taste buds. Whether you’re a coffee lover, dessert aficionado, or just looking for a unique spot to hang out with friends, Seoul’s photogenic cafes have got you covered. So grab your camera and get ready to explore the city’s most picture-perfect cafes I nitpicked just for you!

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    1. Green Mile Coffee Bukchon Branch 

    Hangul: 그린마일커피 북촌점
    Drink prices: 5,000KRW~6,500KRW

    Cafe Green Mile Bukchon Branch is a charming coffee shop located in Jongno-gu, the neighborhood that is home to the city’s famous Bukchon Hanok Village. Thus, a picturesque backdrop of a Hanok (Korean traditional house) cluster is what makes the cafe earn a spot on this list. Besides the stunning scenic beauty of Korea’s cultural heritage, this cozy café is also a perfect destination for anyone who loves green tea based drinks and tiramisu.

    Quick Info About Green Mile Coffee Bukchon Branch
    Address: 서울 종로구 북촌로 64 1층,2층,3층(루프탑)
    Nearest Subway: Anguk Station (Line 3) Exit 2
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 9:00AM~7:00PM (Wed-Sun) | 9:00AM~6:00PM (Mon&Wed) | 9:00AM~3:00PM (Tue)

    2. Mamma Dosan (Mammamia Cafe)

    Hangul: 맘마미아 도산
    Drink prices: 5,500KW~8,500KW

    If you’re looking for a cafe that’s going to blow up your Instagram feed with pink, Mamma Dosan in Apgujeong is where it’s at! This cafe is the definition of eye-catching, with a hot pink bricked exterior that’s impossible to miss. Inside, you will be basked in a whimsical and charming atmosphere of the flowers adorned interior which would make you feel like you’ve just stepped into a dreamy wonderland.

    Quick Info About Mammamia Cafe
    Address:서울 강남구 압구정로42길 45
    Nearest Subway: Apgujeong Station (Line 3) Exit 2,3
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 10:00AM~11:00PM (Everyday)

    3. Check Grow 

    Hangul: 채그로
    Drink prices: 6,000KW~9,000KW

    If you are into books and coffee, this café is definitely a haven for you. Check Grow covers two top stories of Arrisu Building (아리수빌딩) in Mapo-gu, offering scenic views of the city and the Han river on one side, and a beautiful glimpse of 63 building on the other. Both floors are decorated with whimsical wooden staircases and shelves filled with books provisioning photographers with loads of photo ops. Visiting the place in the evening, and lingering until dusk is highly recommended because the sight of a mesmerizing sunset is a real treat for the eyes and soul.

    Quick Info About Check Grow
    Address: 서울 마포구 마포대로4다길 31
    Nearest Subway/Bus Station: Mapo Station (Line 5) Exit 4
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 9:30AM~9:30PM (Everyday)

    4. 943 King’s Cross

    Hangul: 943 킹스크로스
    Drink prices: 9,500KW~11,800KW

    943 King’s Cross is a magical themed café located in the heart of the trendy Hongdae neighborhood. If you are a potterhead, this place is definitely unmissable. The cafe has its indoor spaces designed to resemble Mr. Ollivander’s wand shop and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, complete with magical details that transport you straight into the well-known Wizarding World. Whether you’re a Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin, you’ll feel right at home here.

    Moreover, the magic doesn’t stop inside the cafe. Outside, there’s a broomsticks corner photo zone that lets you take a picture as if you’re flying on a broomstick. It’s the perfect place to capture a fun and memorable photo.

    Quick Info About 943 King's Cross
    Address: 서울 마포구 양화로16길 24 1층~4층
    Nearest Subway: Hongik Univ. Station (Line 2) Exit 9
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 10:00AM~9:30PM (Fri-Sun) | 11:00AM~9:30PM (Mon-Thur)
    5. Greylab

    Hangul: 그레이랩
    Drink prices: 4,000KW~8,000KW

    Greylab is one of the hottest spots known for its cherry blossom scene during the spring months. However, when it is not spring, the cafe also appears to be one aesthetic coffee shop with lovely decor and trendy interior. Wherever you turn your head to, there is an attractive corner to keep your camera busy. And don’t forget to order their signature beverage: a set of ice/hot apple tea. It is delicious and refreshing and no doubt is an insta-worthy kinda drink.

    Quick Info About Greylab 
    Address: 서울 마포구 토정로3길 16
    Nearest Subway: Hapjeong Station (Line 2,6) Exit 7
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 10:00AM~10:00PM (Mon-Fri) | 12:00PM~10:00PM (Sat-Sun)

    6. J. Hidden House 

    Hangul: 제이히든하우스
    Drink prices: 6,500KW~8,000KW

    Other than offering visitors a peaceful space to relax in the middle of the bustling environment of Jongno District, J. Hidden House also oozes with aesthetics of a Korean traditional house, making it an excellent spot for conventional architect admirers. If you are on your way to check in at the famous DDP, give J. Hidden House a visit; it’s located within a short-walk distance.  

    Quick Info About J. Hidden House 
    Address: 서울 종로구 종로 269-4
    Nearest Subway: Dongdaemun Station (Line 1,4) Exit 10
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 12:00PM~6:00PM (Everyday)

    7. Greem Cafe (2D Cafe) 

    Hangul: 그림카페
    Drink prices: 5,000KW~6,800KW

    Another righteous cafe to earn its place on this list, Greem Cafe in Mapo-gu is indubitably a must visit for anyone looking for a unique design of a coffee place. The café has a distinct 2-dimensional design, making it appear as though its interior and decor have been lifted straight out of a cartoon or comic book. Its furniture, walls, floors, and ceilings are all made up with intricate patterns and optical illusions that create a playful and surreal atmosphere, which is pretty hard to exclude when exploring the area.

    Quick Info About Greem Cafe 
    Address: 서울 마포구 성미산로 161-10 그림카페
    Nearest Subway: Hongik Univ. Station (Line 2) Exit 3
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 12:00PM~9:00PM (Wed-Sun) | Closed on Mon and Tue

    8. Starbucks Seoul Wave Art Center Branch

    Hangul: 스타벅스 서울웨이브아트센터점
    Drink prices: 4,000KW~8,500KW

    Among a myriad of Starbucks chain stores scattered around the city, the Seoul Wave Art Center branch is what you shouldn’t miss out the most, if you are willing to experience a fun wobbling coffee break on the surface of the river. Besides the quirky location, a peek of a scenic view of glistening Han River and majestic Seoul Tower is also a bonus for dining inside the store. 

    Quick Info About Starbucks Seoul Wave Art Center Branch 
    Address: 서울 서초구 잠원로 145-35
    Nearest Subway: Jamwon Station (Line 3) Exit 4
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 8:00AM~11:00PM (Mon-Sat) | 7:30AM~9:00PM (Sun)

    9. Ongozisin

    Hangul: 온고지신
    Drink prices: 5,000KW~6,500KW

    Located in Sharosu-gil eating street in Gwanak-gu, Ongozisin features two gigantic circular windows – one on the first floor and one on the second floor – that let in plenty of natural light and provide a unique and stunning backdrop for photos.

    The interior of the cafe is equally as beautiful, with exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and earthy, wooden furniture. The industrial design elements give the space a cool and trendy vibe that’s perfect for Instagram.

    Quick Info About Ongizisin 
    Address: 서울 관악구 관악로14길 101 온고지신
    Nearest Subway: Seoul National Univ. (Line 2) Station Exit 1,2
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 12:00PM~10:00PM (Everyday)

    10. Starbucks Reserve Famille Station

    Hangul: 스타벅스 파미에파크R점
    Drink prices: 4,000KW~8,500KW

    Another insta-worthy Starbucks store in town, this branch of the international coffee house chain is located in a glass dome structure of Famille Station, the fancy food court in Shinsegae Central City in Seocho-gu where you can take in the pretty atmosphere of New York Grand Central Station inspired design. 

    One of the standout features of the cafe is the stark white seagulls decoration that is suspended from the glassy ceiling. The birds add a whimsical touch to the space and provide a perfect backdrop for photos.

    Quick Info About Starbucks Reserve Famille Branch 
    Address: 서울 서초구 사평대로 205
    Nearest Subway: Express Bus Terminal Station (Line 3,7) Exit 4
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 7:00AM~10:00PM (Everyday)

    11. Cafe MINNIM

    Hangul: 민님카페
    Drink prices: 4,500KW~9,000KW

    Cafe Minnim in a lively area around Sungshin Women’s University is a small but stunning cafe that combines traditional Korean architecture with modern design. It is an ideal spot for a relaxing afternoon with friends or a solo getaway. The café’s serene atmosphere, coupled with its breathtaking Hanok design, makes it a perfect place for taking Instagram-worthy photos. Moreover, the café also features a small gallery space showcasing local artists and photographers, making it an excellent spot for art lovers as well.

    Quick Info About Cafe MINNIM
    Address: 서울 성북구 보문로30길 74-1 MINNIM
    Nearest Subway: Sungshin Women's Univ. Station (Line 4) Exit 1
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 11:00AM~11:00PM (Tue-Sun) | 12:00PM~9:00PM (Mon)

    12. Cafe 58.4

    Hangul: 성북동과일카페 58.4 
    Drink prices: 4,000KW~8,000KW

    Cafe 58.4 is one of the prettiest and most unique cafes I’ve ever visited in Seongbuk District in the mid-north part of Seoul. The cafe not only sells an array of fresh fruits, but also provides delicious homemade fruity beverages and desserts. However, none of these are the highlights which you can experience on the cafe’s higher ground: the stunning view of a nearby Hanok village. And this viewing space on the second floor is also set to become even more photogenic in the summer months with plants and flowers decorations, adding a natural and vibrant touch to the already beautiful environment.

    Quick Info About Cafe 58.4 
    Address: 서울 성북구 성북로16길 4-13 1층
    Nearest Subway: Hansung Univ. Station (Line 4) Exit 6
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 10:00AM~10:00PM (Tue-Sun) | Closed on Mon

    13. Terarosa POSCO Center Branch

    Hangul: 테라로사 포스코센터점
    Drink prices: 5,300KW~10,000KW

    Among the 20 branches of Terarosa, a domestic coffee chain originated in the coastal city of Gangneung, the most notable and beautiful location you can visit in Seoul is the POSCO Center branch. The two-storied cafe features stunning interior designs that incorporate galvanized steel, a notorious product of POSCO. But what really sets this coffee shop apart is its book decorations. With over 10,000 books arranged in a way that is visually pleasing and adds to the cozy and intellectual atmosphere, Terarosa POSCO Center Branch is surely a must-visit spot for books and design lovers. 

    Quick Info About Terarosa POSCO Center Branch 
    Address: 서울 강남구 테헤란로 440 1층
    Nearest Subway: Seolleung Station Exit 1 or Samseong Station Exit 4
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 7:30AM~9:00PM (Mon-Fri) | 8:30AM~9:00PM (Sat-Sun)

    14. Fritz Coffee Wonseo Branch

    Hangul: 프릳츠 원서점
    Drink prices: 4,600KW~5,800KW

    Fritz Coffee is a famous Korean coffee brand specializing in caffeinated drinks and bread. The company has amassed over 100k followers on Instagram, a testament to the quality of their products and the beauty of their coffee shops. Among the firm’s three branches, the Wonseo Branch near Anguk Station stands out for its stunning Hanok design and association with an art gallery: Arario. Even with the crowds, the branch has a really chill and relaxing vibe, perfect for hanging out with friends or just taking some cool pics for the ‘gram! 

    Quick Info About Fritz Coffee Wonseo Branch 
    Address: 서울 종로구 율곡로 83 아라리오 뮤지엄
    Nearest Subway: Anguk Station (Line 3) Exit 3
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 10:00AM~8:30PM (Everyday)

    15. Seoulism (No Longer Run as a Cafe)

    Hangul: 서울리즘 
    Drink prices: 8,000KW~17,000KW

    It would be a real blunder to not include Seoulism into this list. The cafe boasts a number of highlights sure to impress any Instagram enthusiast. Firstly, it offers a stunning view of the iconic Lotte World Tower, providing the perfect backdrop for a memorable photo. Secondly, the SEOUL sign located on the rooftop terrace area is unmissable for snapping a picture and capturing the essence of the city. Finally, the cafe’s seasonal decorations add a unique touch to the already beautiful space, making it a must-visit destination no matter the time of year.

    Quick Info About Seoulism 
    Address: 서울 송파구 백제고분로 435 예스빌딩 6층
    Nearest Subway: Songpanaru Station (Line 9) Exit 1
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 2:00PM~10:00PM (Everyday)

    16. Yeonhoeidawon

    Hangul: 연회다원
    Drink prices: 4,000KW~6,500KW (tea sets not included) 

    Yeonhoeidawon is an elegant traditional tea house that you shouldn’t miss when visiting the famous Bongeunsa Temple. The tea house offers a unique blend of tradition and modernity, with a glimpse of the sheeny structure of the nearby Coex Mall visible from its panoramic windows. The front yard of Yeonhoeidawon as well boasts two fully grown lilacs, providing a stunning natural element to the original picturesque setting. Whether you’re interested in exploring the rich cultural heritage of Seoul or simply looking for a beautiful backdrop for your photos, this is certainly the perfect choice.

    Quick Info About Yeonhoeidawon 
    Address: 서울 강남구 봉은사로 531
    Nearest Subway: Bongeunsa Station (Line 9) Exit 1
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 9:30AM~9:00PM (Everyday)

    17. 1 In 1 Jan 

    Hangul: 1인1잔
    Drink prices: 12,000KW~13,500KW

    While there are many spots to view the picturesque vista of Eunpyeong Hanok Village in Seoul’s northeasternmost district, Eunpyeong-gu, one of the best is undoubtedly from the rooftop of 1 In 1 Jan cafe. Besides the view, the cafe’s design itself is spot on. It is inspired by classic Korean traditional houses, with wooden beams and intricate detailing that add to its charm. The highlight of the interior is undoubtedly the panoramic, curvy windows, which offer stunning pictures of the village and the Bukhan Mountain as a backdrop. The natural light that floods the space creates a warm and inviting atmosphere that’s perfect for snapping photos.

    Quick Info About 1 In 1 Jan 
    Address: 서울 은평구 연서로 534
    Nearest Bus Stop: 하나고.삼천사.진관사입구 (stop no. 12437) | Bus no. 701, 7211, or 7723
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 10:00AM~9:00PM (Tue-Sun) | Closed on Mon

    18. Sikmulgwan PH 

    Hangul: 식물관 PH
    Drink prices: 10,000KW (admission fee + 1 free drink)

    If you have a thing for greenery, modern design, and arts, then put this cafe on your itinerary next time you visit Seoul. 

    Sikmulgwan PH is a stunning white greenhouse cafe located in Gangnam that comes with many relaxing and photogenic spaces. One of the most visually appealing areas of the cafe is its green tropical tree zone where you can immerse yourself in a jungle-like atmosphere while surrounded by various tropical plants and trees. The main seating area under the greenhouse roof features glassy shelves filled with potted plants and books on display creating a beautiful atmosphere for shooting photos of your food and drinks. Another photogenic space of Sikmulgwan PH is its tiny but modern patio which features a piece of cement wall with a circular cut-out, giving an interesting frame for photos.

    Quick Info About Sikmulgwan PH 
    Address: 서울 강남구 광평로34길 24
    Nearest Bus Stop:  수서119.안전센터앞 (stop no. 23385) | Bus no. 16, 333, 361, 401, 402, 461, N37, 3413, 3426, 4425, or 3426
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 11:00AM~7:00PM | Closed on Sat-Sun

    19. HORDE Cafe & Gallery

    Hangul: 호아드 카페 & 갤러리
    Drink prices: 4,500KW~7,000KW

    Located adjacent to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Jongno District, Horde is one of the best places to take in the beautiful views of the museum and its surrounding: Bukchon Hanok Village. The cafe’s interior design is a perfect blend of rustic and contemporary styles. Its white walls serve as a blank canvas for the artwork on display, which changes regularly to showcase the work of local artists.

    Quick Info About HORDE 
    Address: 서울 종로구 율곡로1길 54-3
    Nearest Subway: Anguk Station (Line 3) Exit 1
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 11:00AM~9:00PM (Tue-Sun) | Closed on Mon

    20. Colline

    Hangul: 콜린
    Drink prices: 5,000KW~7,800KW

    Colline is a unique cafe that brings together two seemingly disparate concepts – brunch and flowers – in a harmonious and beautiful way. Located in the heart of the hipster walking street of Hongdae, this cozy cafe offers a carefully curated menu of brunch favorites, with an emphasis on fresh and seasonal ingredients. But what makes Colline stand out from the other cafes in the area is its floral decors and offerings which change with the seasons, so there’s always something new and exciting to discover.

    Quick Info About Colline 
    Address: 서울 마포구 어울마당로 45
    Nearest Subway: Sangsu Station (Line 6) Exit 1 
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 10:30AM~11:00PM (Mon-Fri) | 10:30AM~12:00AM (Sat-Sun)

    21. Teobangnae

    Hangul: 터방내
    Drink prices: 2,500KW~5,000KW

    If you’re a fan of all things retro and vintage, then you’ll love Teobangnae Cafe in Seoul’s Dongjak District. The cafe first opened its doors in 1983 and has remained virtually unchanged ever since, preserving its authentic olden-days vibes that are perfect for capturing some seriously cool shots.

    From the vintage furnishing to the dim lighting, everything about this cafe screams nostalgia. But what really makes Teobangnae Cafe stand out are the handwritten notes from visitors that cover the walls. They add a personal touch to the decor and make for a great backdrop for some retro-style photos.

    Quick Info About Teobangnae 
    Address: 서울 동작구 흑석로 101-7
    Nearest Subway: Heukseok Station (Line 9) Exit 4
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 11:00AM~12:00AM (Mon-Sat) | Closed on Sun

    22. Seoul Angmusae

    Hangul: 서울앵무새
    Drink prices: 4,500KW~7,500KW

    Seoul Angmusae is a café that has taken Instagram by storm since its opening in 2021, thanks to its stunning visuals and mouth-watering desserts. Located in Seongsu-dong, one of the most tagged locations in Seoul, this café has become an instant hit, with its bright and colorful exterior featuring the café’s name and a cute parrot logo. 

    But that’s not all. Seoul Angmusae has recently opened a branch on Jeju Island, bringing its colorful charm to another part of the country. You can still enjoy the same stunning visuals and sweet treats that have made the Seoul location so popular. The café’s signature colorful wall is still there, and of course, the desserts are just as delicious and visually stunning as ever.

    Quick Info About Seoul Angmusae 
    Address: 서울 성동구 서울숲9길 3 B1~2F
    Nearest Subway: Ttukseom Station (Line 2) Exit 8
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 8:00AM~11:00PM (Everyday)

    23. Cafe Mooni

    Hangul: 카페무니 압구정본점
    Drink prices: 7,000KW~12,500KW

    This three-story stand-alone building offers a stunning experience that is sure to dazzle your followers. The interior’s clean and crisp design in stark white sets the perfect backdrop for capturing chic and stylish photos. However, it’s the rooftop seating area that truly steals the show and has catapulted Cafe Mooni to the top of the must-visit list in Apgujeong. 

    The rooftop is a whimsical oasis, adorned with charming decorations that transport you to a dreamy garden straight out of a Barbie dream house. The cafe’s seasonal transformations add even more allure, with lines of pink muhly during autumn, adorable Christmas-like shrubs in winter, and gorgeous white hydrangeas in the summer. Whether you’re sipping coffee or posing for the perfect shot, Cafe Mooni promises an Instagrammable experience you won’t want to miss.

    Quick Info About Cafe Mooni
    Address: 서울 강남구 압구정로56길 16
    Nearest Subway: Apgujeongrodeo Station (Suin-Bundang Line) Exit 5
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 10:00AM~10:00PM (Everyday)

    24. Cafe Pokpo

    Hangul: 카페 폭포
    Drink prices: 4,000KW~5,000KW

    Cafe Pokpo is surely a hot spot on this list, and it’s easy to see why! This cafe’s got a killer location right next to the Hongjecheon Waterfall, and that makes it a natural beauty. With the cascading water, lush greenery, and the cafe’s modern vibes, it’s a total Instagram dream. Whether you’re chilling on the terrace with a coffee or just soaking in the relaxed streamside atmosphere, Cafe Pokpo serves up some seriously Instagram-worthy moments. It’s that hidden gem in Seoul where you can capture the perfect blend of nature and urban vibes for your Instagram feed. 

    Quick Info About Cafe Pokpo
    Address: 서울 서대문구 연희로 262-24
    Nearest Subway: Hongje Station (Line 3) Exit 3 or 4
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 11:00AM~10:00PM (Everyday)

    25. Haus Coffee & Dessert

    Hangul: 하우스 커피 앤 디저트
    Drink prices: 5,000KW~8,000KW

    Haus Coffee & Dessert is a total Instagram darling thanks to its mix of modern chic and traditional Korean vibes. You’ve got the eye-catching Hanok-inspired architecture, cozy corners, and beautiful windows that are basically made for your Instagram feed. Plus, the drinks and pastries are as photogenic as they are delicious. Whether you’re sipping a latte, indulging in pastries, or just chilling on their lawn terrace, every corner is like a photo op waiting to happen.

    Quick Info About Haus Cafe
    Address: 서울 중구 동호로 257-8 장충단공원 하우스
    Nearest Subway: Dongguk University Station (Line 3) Exit 6
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 8:00AM~11:00PM (Everyday)

    26. Cafe MOLTO

    Hangul: 몰또 이탈리안 에스프레소바
    Drink prices: 4,000KW~8,000KW

    Nestled in the bustling heart of Seoul on the 3rd floor of the PAGE Myeongdong building, Cafe Molto stands directly opposite the iconic Myeong-dong Cathedral. Beyond its reputation as a stellar coffee spot, Cafe Molto exudes a touch of European elegance. Savor your espresso accompanied by delectable croissants, all while enjoying a panoramic view that includes the grand Seoul Tower. Believe me, capturing a moment from the cafe’s terrace will add a touch of sophistication to your memories!

    Quick Info About Café Molto
    Address: 서울 중구 명동길 73 3층
    Naver Map: Link
    Hours: 10:30AM-7:30PM (Mon-Sat) | Closed on Sun
    Closest Subway Station: Euljiro 1(il)-ga Station (을지로입구역) (Line 2), Exit 6

    There you have it all! From the whimsical and charming to the chic and modern, Seoul’s photogenic cafes offer a little something for everyone. So why not indulge in some delicious food and drinks while snapping envy-inducing shots for the ‘gram? Whether you’re a Seoul local or a first-time visitor, these cafes are sure to leave you with unforgettable memories (and some seriously beautiful photos). So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start exploring – your Insta feed will thank you!

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    Last Update: September 10, 2023