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18 Popular Cafes in Seongsu Worth Your Visit | Seongsu Cafe Guide

These are the hottest cafes in the Seongsu area!

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The Seongsu area is called the Brooklyn of Seoul and is becoming the latest hot place among young Koreans. There are tons of aesthetic cafes with delicious pastries, desserts, and drinks that you have to check out when you visit! Here's a list of some of our favorite spots in the Seongsu and Seoul Forest area.

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Lowide

로와이드

Lowide has been trending on social media, and after our visit, we understand the hype! Honestly, nothing about the cafe stands out in particular, but its clean and modern decor provides a comforting vibe that's perfect for a break.

Lowide is popular with both locals and visitors for its delicious selection of baked goods. From the well-loved salt bread to savory pastries, everything looks so tempting that it's hard to choose what to eat!

Hours: 10:00-20:00 (11:00- 21:00 on weekend)

Address: Seoulsup2-gil 22-1, Seongdong-gu, Seoul (서울 성동구 서울숲2길 22-1)


Newmix

뉴믹스

Newmix Coffee offers a fresh take on the iconic Korean "mix coffee," a beloved instant coffee enjoyed by coffee lovers everywhere. Although it may not look "traditional" from the outside, the menu features flavors that are favorites among many here.

They also sell a Korean sweet dessert called "oranda," which might remind you of rice crispy treats. The cafe is take-out only, with no seating available, but if you order a drink and a food item, you'll receive a paper holder to make it easy to carry.

Hours: 11:00-20:00 (Closed on Mondays)

Address: Yeonmujang 3-gil 3, Seongdong-gu, Seoul (서울 성동구 연무장3길 3 1층)


Super Matcha

슈퍼말차

Finding good matcha in Korea can be a challenge, but you can definitely find it at Super Matcha. While Korean green tea isn't as popular as Japanese green tea, the quality here is certainly on par! Super Matcha sources its matcha powder from local green tea farms, so when you enjoy a cup here, you're also supporting local agriculture.

Super Matcha has several locations across Korea, including one near Seoul Forest in Seongsu. Stop by for a quality cup of matcha!

Hours: 11:00-21:00

Address: Seoulsup 6-gil 19, Seongdong-gu, Seoul (서울 성동구 서울숲6길 19)


Rain Report Croissant

레인 리포트

Rain Report is a newer cafe that has gained tons of attention on social media for its unique concept of having fake rain outside the cafe! The Seongsu location is called Rain Report Croissant, and has a wider variety of croissant pastries available. There's a good amount of seating, but it can get quite packed during peak hours and on the weekends! We recommend visiting near opening time on a weekday.

Pepper Cloud (7,800 KRW) / Cloudy Day Black Lemonade (7,800 KRW) / Dark Cloud Truffle Croissant (4,800 KRW) / Egg Potato Croissant (5,800 KRW)

The desserts and pastries here are delicious! We definitely recommend trying some of the croissants as this location specializes in them. There's also a wide selection of coffee, lattes, and ades!

Hours: 11:00-22:00 (Last Order 21:00)

Address: 2F 1 Ju-3, 32 Seongsui-ro 16-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
서울 성동구 성수이로16길 32 주3 1, 2층


Nudake Seongsu
누데이크 성수

Nudake is a cafe that is owned by the same company that runs Gentle Monster and Tamburins! It has a similar concept to Gentle Monster's dark, avant-garde style. Just from the exterior of the entrance, you can see that it's simple but unique!

As soon as you walk in, there's a large round table with all the unique desserts displayed. 

As you can see, the desserts here are very unique! You won't see pastries and cakes like this anywhere else. If you want to try out a unique, interesting cafe, definitely check out Nudake. It is also quite popular, so try to avoid peak hours!

Hours: Every Day 11:00-21:00 (Last Order 20:45)

Address: 1F 26 Seongsui-ro 7-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
서울 성동구 성수이로7길 26 1층


Saltbread In Seaside
자연도 소금빵

Korean salt bread, or sogum-bbang (소금빵), has been super trendy in Korea recently. Almost every cafe or bakery you go to will have salt bread on the menu! One of the most popular spots for salt bread is this little bakery on the streets of Seongsu called Saltbread In Seaside.

The bakery only sells packages of salt bread and almost always has a long line of people. The bakery itself is super cute, but keep in mind that it is takeout only and there's no seating! 

Even the packaging is super cute! You can get 4 pieces of salt bread for 12,000 KRW. 

The salt bread was crispy on the bottom with a fluffy and buttery inside. We did feel like it would be much better if it were fresh out the oven! The bakery has set times for when they have fresh batches ready, so you can match your visit to the following times: 9:00 / 12:30 / 14:00 / 15:30 / 17:00 / 18:30

Hours: Every Day 9:00-22:00

Address: 1F 56-1 Yeonmujang-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
서울 성동구 연무장길 56-1 1층


Dior Seongsu
디올성수

Yes, there is a cafe run by the luxury brand Dior in Seongsu! It is very popular despite its hefty menu prices that range from about 18,000 KRW to 30,000 KRW per item. It's most well-known for the beautiful view of the exterior at night though, so you could just take a look at the building and get photos from outside if you want!

Source: The Qoo

The cafe even held a pop-up event once, and tons of famous Korean celebrities, such as BTS Jimin, BLACKPINK Jisoo, NewJeans Haerin, Astro Cha Eunwoo, and actress Han Sohee!

Source: Naver Map

The menu has different desserts and drinks to choose from, and changes every once in a while. The menu items are always super aesthetic and Instagram-worthy though! It's worth a visit if you're willing to splurge on a high-end cafe and get nice photos!

Hours: Every Day 11:00-20:00

Address: 7 Yeonmujang 5-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
서울 성동구 연무장5길 7


Daelim Changgo
대림창고

As the name suggests, Daelim Changgo (changgo/창고 means warehouse) is a cafe remodeled from a warehouse into a unique and modern space. This cafe is what started the Seongsu cafe craze a few years back!

Not only is it a cafe, but it also operates as a gallery where you can enjoy and purchase various artworks.

The prices are a little higher compared to other cafes, but it is understandable seeing how unique the cafe is and how much there is to see inside. It's so popular that K-pop idols and influencers frequent it as well! Check out our full review in the link below.

Daelim Changgo Cafe Blog

Hours: Every Day 11:00-22:00

Address: 서울 성동구 성수이로 78
78 Seongsui-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul


Scène
쎈느

seoul korea, seongsu cafe scene

This huge, white building with big windows is sure to grab people's attention! This cafe is Scène, another popular cafe in Seongsu. 

seoul korea, seongsu cafe scene interior

It's a two-story building, so there are plenty of seats, and you can even enjoy your desserts on the terrace.

seoul korea, seongsu cafe scene

After enjoying your drinks and dessert (Americano 5,000 KRW, Kiwi Cake 8,000 KRW), you should definitely check out the second floor! There are stationery and postcards on display and for sale.

The cafe is also used as a space for many pop-up stores, such as the LE SSERAFIM pop-up event and BLACKPINK Jennie's Calvin Klein capsule collection launch. It's definitely one of the most popular cafes in Seongsu!

Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-22:00 (Last Order 21:30)

Address: 서울 성동구 연무장5길 20
20 Yeonmujang 5-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul


Sweden Picnic Seoul Forest
스웨덴피크닉 서울숲점

bên trong SWEDEN PICNIC, Seoul Forest

This is a wine bar located near Seoul Forest, a popular bar in Seoul. Sweden Picnic offers natural wines that are beneficial to our health and well as being environmentally friendly. Wine prices here are very affordable as well. đồ ăn ở SWEDEN PICNIC, Seoul Forest

rượu vang ở SWEDEN PICNIC, Seoul Forest

The store has a variety of dishes such as pork kimchi fried rice (13,000 KRW), beef jjajang tteokbokki (13,000 KRW), and other beverages that are delicious.

The bottles of natural and organic wines are carefully selected by the owner. If you are a beginner to wine, you can try Nisia (43,500 KRW) and Primitivo (43,500 KRW). They taste light and are easy to drink! Check out our full review and a coupon for free ice cream here in the link below! 

Sweden Picnic Seoul Forest Branch Blog

Hours: 11:30-23:00 (Break Time 15:00-17:00 / Last Order 22:30)

Address: 서울시 성동구 왕십리로5길 9-20, 2F 
2F, 9-20, Wangsimni-ro 5-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul


Camel Coffee
카멜커피

seoul korea, seongsu camel coffee exterior

Camel Coffee is a cafe that has been popular in Seongsu for a while, and is still a favorite spot! The coffee is known to be very good and the interior design is very cozy and Instagram-worthy, making it a great spot for photos as well.

seoul korea, seongsu cafe camel coffee mugs

The cafe has a vintage aesthetic and the interior has lots of brown tones. It makes you feel like you've gone into a vintage cafe! The mugs all have the cafe's logo on it too, matching well with the cafe!

seoul korea, seongsu cafe camel coffee

Their signature coffee, Camel Coffee, is 5,500 KRW and we highly recommend it! Drinking coffee at this cafe is a really relaxing experience, as the small space warm and cozy. You can try relax here with friends while enjoying delicious coffee and desserts!

Hours: 9:00-17:00

Address: 서울 성동구 성덕정19길 6
6 Seongdeokjeong 19-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul


Matchacha
맛차차

seoul korea, seongsu cafe matchacha

Matchaha is a tea house with a quiet atmosphere right by Seoul Forest. You'll be able to fully enjoy your time here in peace and quiet. 

seoul korea, seongsu cafe matchacha

It's right by Seoul Forest, so you can enjoy walking around the beautiful park while sipping on your coffee and feeling the fresh air around you!

seoul korea, seongsu cafe matchacha green tea latte

We recommend the Matcha Latte (7,500 KRW) and Dasik (3,500 KRW), a traditional Korean snack. The drinks and desserts are prepared very neatly and are just as delicious as they are pretty!

Hours: 11:00-19:00, Terrace 13:00-18:00
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays / Terrace closed during winter

Address: 서울 성동구 서울숲2길 18-11
18-11 Seoulsup 2-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul


All The Ugly Cookie
올더어글리쿠키

This cookie shop has been extremely popular among Koreans these days and all over Instagram! All The Ugly Cookie is known for having huge cookies with unique flavors. 

There's a sign on the door that asks customers to come in one at a time, as the shop is quite small. If someone is already inside, be sure to wait outside until it's your turn! You can check out the chalkboard menu on the left and think about which cookies you want.

The shop is designed in a French style, with pastel greens and pinks decorating the interior. All the cookies are laid out for customers to see and choose!

We tried the Yakgwa Excellent Cookie, which is one of their most popular menu items. It has a seed hotteok filling paired with a chewy rice cake and a traditional Korean yakgwa cookie on top! It was sweet, chewy, and delicious!

Hours: 12:00-20:00

Address: 13 Seongsui-ro 12-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 성동구 성수이로12길 13


Fine Waffle

파인와플seoul korea, seongsu cafe fine waffle

Fine Waffle is a cafe by Seoul Forest that sells a variety of waffles, ranging from 3,000 KRW to 7,000 KRW. Fine Waffle is very unique and has something different to offer than other cafes.

seoul korea, seongsu cafe fine waffle picnic sets

You can rent pretty picnic baskets and fill them with cute props and a picnic table so you can enjoy a special picnic in Seoul Forest, which is just 5 minutes away. The price depends on the items you choose and the different rental options, but the basic basket starts at 11,000 KRW and the basic mat is 9,000 KRW.

seoul korea, seongsu cafe fine waffle picnic set seoul forest

Get waffles and drinks to-go from Fine Waffle and enjoy them at Seoul Forest! You'll enjoy a different experience from what you can get at other cafes.

Hours: 14:00-22:00 (Last Order 21:30)
*Please check their Instagram for more detailed hours.

Address: 서울 성동구 서울숲4길 16-1 1층
16-1 Seoulsup 4-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul


SEOUL ANGMUSAE
서울앵무새

seoul korea, seongsu cafe seoul angmusae

Seoul Angmusae is one of the hottest cafes in the Seongsu area. Many people stop to take Instagram pictures in front of the colorful wall by the entrance!

seoul korea, seongsu cafe seoul angmusae

The cafe is located on the 1st and 2nd basement floors.

seoul korea, seongsu cafe seoul angmusae cinnamon rolls

Just like the entrance of the cafe, their desserts are also very colorful and fun just to look at. The cookies start at 3,500 KRW and their famous cinnamon rolls at 4,800 KRW. They also sell vegan menu items, so vegans can also visit without worrying about what to order!

Hours: 08:00-23:00

Address: 서울 성동구 서울숲9길 3 지하 1~2층
3 Seoulsup 9-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul


Grandpa Factory

할아버지 공장

seoul korea, seongsu cafe grandpa factory

Designer and owner of Grandpa Factory Cafe, Hong Dong-hee, is a famous Korean architectural designer and installation artist. Thanks to the mobilization of all his architectural know-how, Grandpa Factory Cafe has become one of the most beautiful cafes in Seongsu-dong.

seoul korea, seongsu cafe grandpa factory interior

Hong Dong-hee has also achieved great success by opening Daelim Changgo. It's no exaggeration to say that thanks to his efforts, the Seongsu-dong streets have been reborn as a beautiful cafe and cultural space.

seoul korea, seongsu cafe grandpa factory

They don't just sell cafe items (Einspänner 8,000 KRW), but they also serve food items as well (Shrimp Guacamole Sandwich 17,000 KRW). Therefore, this is the perfect spot to visit for a quick meal or dessert.

Hours: Every Day 11:00-22:00 (Last Order 21:00)

Address: 서울 성동구 성수이로7가길 9
9 Seongsuiro 7-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul


Cafe Onion
어니언

seoul korea, seongsu cafe onion

Cafe Onion is a popular cafe in a remodeled abandoned factory. This place is both a cafe and bakery, so it is always crowded with customers who visit to eat the delicious bread.

seoul korea, seongsu cafe onion rooftop

There are also rooftop seats, which would be perfect to sit at when the weather is nice.

seoul korea, seongsu cafe onion pandoro

Cafe Onion's signature item is the Pandoro (5,000 KRW). It is baked in a canele mold, sprinkled with a lot of powdered sugar, and it looks like a mountain covered with white snow, making it a very unique dessert.

Hours: Every Day 08:00-22:00 (Last Order 21:30)

Address: 서울 성동구 아차산로9길 8
8 Achasan-ro 9-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul


GLOW
글로우

seoul korea, seongsu cafe glow

GLOW is right next to Cafe Onion and is a cafe with a very warm atmosphere and a simple delicious menu.

seoul korea, seongsu cafe glow interior

Although the overall vibe is very modern, it goes well with the antique furniture and props.

seoul korea, seongsu cafe glow

GLOW serves delicious desserts and coffee, and has a very comfortable, cozy vibe. There's also seats on the rooftop, so keep that in mind when you visit!

Hours: Every Day 09:00-22:00 (Last Order 21:30)

Address: 서울 성동구 아차산로9길 20 1층
1F, 20 Achasan-ro 9-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul


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