Korean Cafés of the month: A sip of hipster and freshness in the Mapo area! 3 - hipster Cafés recommended in Seoul

Besides shopping, what do you like to do when travelling in Korea? Café hopping is definitely one of the favourite choices for many visitors.  However, among the countless Korean cafés, which one should you go out of your busy itinerary? HKKK will hand pick 3 Korean cafés for our readers every month to save your hassle. This month, let’s first visit the hip and refreshing ones in Mapo area.

1. Their Coffee

“Through their simple yet cute logos and food packaging, you can already sense their sweetness.”

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Their Coffee located at Yeonnam-dong. Their desserts and drinks are filled with fashionable design, from wrapping to food presentation! Emoji and smileys were added across all products to brighten up your mood even by looking at them.

Their most popular menu is the homemade picnic set for two, which includes sandwiches, snack and coffee, etc. The food inside will be changed every month according to the season.  It’s good to share with friends. Since this picnic set is on limited supply, don’t forget to reserve it on their Instagram 3 days in advance.

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12:00 – 21:00

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566-19, Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul


2. We Are Soulmate

“We are soulmate”, coffee and dessert are so important to us, just like our another half.”

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Also in Yeonnam-dong, We Are Soulmate is characterised with a vintage look and feel, from furniture to interior decoration, its unique retro design is filling up the air. They offer a wide variety of drinks including coffee and cocktail. And their signature menu is their cream cake, each decorated with different graphic such as TED bear and carrot, together will the vintage plate and cups, you would think that you are travelling back to the past.






227-31, Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

3. Café CocoMoco

Want to drink coffee amid the green just like what the K-drama actress does? Let’s go to Café CocoMoco.

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If you have watched the Korean drama “Her Private Life”, you”? You may would remember the main character – Sung Deok-mi’s best friend is a manager at a café call CocoMoco. This is it!

Same as what we see if the drama, CocoMoco’s theme colour is green, which matches well with the plants around, giving us a refreshing healing effect. Apart from coffee and snack, this Korean café also offers limited edition menu – like the most recent strawberry series including cake and latte, to surprise visitors. One can easily spend an “healing” afternoon there with friends out of our stressful work days in such a spacious environment, filled with sunlight.

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Weekdays 8:00-21:00

Friday 11:00-21:00

Sunday 11:00-18:00


14 Donggyo-ro 13-gil, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Are these three Korean cafés your cup of tea?

Now, you will have more choices when travelling to Seoul! Don’t forget to follow us for more of our recommendations next time.

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