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Cafe Layered | Dessert Cafe Review - Anguk, Hongdae, Busan

The trendsetting cafe that everyone is talking about! Enter without waiting with the Creatrip Pass!

Ko kyeongseo
a year ago

Cafe Layered is a dessert cafe that experienced a remarkable surge in popularity when it first opened and continues to be a beloved destination for both locals and tourists. With its charming English-style decor and visually appealing array of desserts showcased on the counters, the cafe is a treat for the eyes as well as the taste buds. 

Lines for Cafe Layered can get so long on the weekends that you may have to line up for more than an hour! With the Creatrip Pass, you can get access to be the first in line AND also get a complimentary drink! Read more about it in the links below.


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Information

Cafe Layered Anguk
Hours: Mon - Fri 08:00-22:00
Sat - Sun, Holidays 10:00-22:00
Address: 2-3 Bukchon-ro 2-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 북촌로2길 2-3

Cafe Layered Yeonnam
Hours: Every Day 11:00-22:00
Address: 223-20 Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 마포구 연남동 223-20

Cafe Layered The Hyundai Seoul
Hours: Mon - Thu 10:30-20:00
Fri - Sun 10:30-20:30 
(Closed when The Hyundai Seoul is closed)
Address: B1F, 108 Yeouidae-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 영등포구 여의대로 108 지하1층

Cafe Layered Busan (Shinsegae Centum City)
Hours: Mon - Thu 10:30-20:00
Fri - Sun 10:30-20:30 
(Closed when Shinsegae Centum City is closed)
Address: B1F, 35 Centumnam-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan
부산특별시 해운대구 센텀남대로 35 지하1층

Cafe Layered Jeju
Hours: Every Day 08:00-18:00
Address: 1F, Ju1-dong, Dongbok-ro, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju Island
제주 제주시 구좌읍 동복로 85 주1동 1층


Why We Recommend It 

Cafe Layered features a charming decor inspired by pastel colors and English aesthetics, creating a visually captivating atmosphere that translates beautifully in photographs.

The cafe offers an extensive selection of 11 delectable scone varieties and 9 enticing cake options that are generous regarding portions.

Conveniently situated in popular neighborhoods, Cafe Layered has branches all over that makes for a perfect post-sightseeing stop. 

Due to its popularity, the cafe tends to get crowded. If you purchase the Creatrip Pass, you can enjoy the perk of reduced waiting times at Cafe Layered.


Our Visit

The Cafe Layered Anguk Branch underwent a transformation from a house into a charming cafe. Its exterior is adorned with a vibrant yellow paint, complemented by a traditional Korean Hanok-style roof. The yellow color adds a touch of beauty to the overall aesthetics, making it visually appealing, especially in photographs. Additionally, a cozy bench is positioned in front of the cafe, providing visitors with a delightful spot to capture some lovely pictures.

Upon entering the cafe, the friendly staff will inquire whether you prefer your order to be packaged for take-out or if you plan to enjoy it inside. Before making your selection, it is advisable to secure a seat as there are limited options available indoors.

To avoid potential wait times, it is recommended to visit during the morning hours. It's worth noting that the tables and chairs in this cafe lack backrests, so it may not be an ideal place for extended stays. Instead, it is more suited for savoring delectable desserts in a pleasant setting.

While waiting in line, you have the opportunity to select the dessert of your choice with a tray in hand. The cafe displays its assortment of scones and cakes outside, allowing you to make your selection. However, it's important to exercise caution and avoid getting any crumbs or stains on your clothes while picking your desired treats.

Additionally, it is recommended to be careful and place your selected items on your tray without repeatedly using the tongs for other desserts you do not end up buying. This ensures hygiene and fairness for everyone.

The plain scone and Victoria cake are among the most popular menu items at the cafe. If you opt for the plain scone, you have the option to add strawberry jam on the side, enhancing its flavor when spread over the scone. 

If you have already had a meal before visiting, it is advisable to order just one menu item, as they are surprisingly large in size and are likely to provide ample satisfaction. Remember to request the staff to pack up any leftovers, ensuring that you can enjoy them later.

We decided to get the Green Onion Cream Cheese Scone (5,800 KRW) and the Red Velvet Cream Sand Cake (8,500 KRW). For beverages, we got their signature drink, the Milk Tea (7,500 KRW) and an Iced Einspanner (6,500 KRW).

The milk tea at the cafe offers a delightful sweetness with a pleasant Earl Grey flavor. The Einspanner, on the other hand, features a sweet cream that adds a creamy touch to the beverage. 

The scone is a highlight, as it is incredibly moist and soft, making for a delightful treat. The addition of sweet jam on top of the scone complements the coffee exceptionally well. As for the cake, it is rich in flavor, and the cream on top creates a harmonious combination.

At the entrance, they sell merchandise such as postcards, posters, tote bags, and cups. You can buy the postcards as a souvenir and stick them on your wall!

Inside the cafe, you will find a mirror that serves as a perfect spot for taking pictures. Its presence allows visitors to capture unique and creative shots, adding to the overall experience of the cafe. 


How to Get There 

Cafe Layered Anguk Branch

To go to Cafe Layered Anguk Branch, leave from Anguk Station Exit 2. 

After leaving Exit 2, continue walking straight, and you will come across a yellow-painted cafe on your right. That's Cafe Layered!

We highly recommend Cafe Layered! If you visit, be sure to try the delicious scones and cakes here. Please note that it can get crowded on weekends, so be sure to keep that in mind when planning your visit. Luckily, you can skip the line with the Creatrip Pass! Check out the links below for more information.


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