Privy 5 Seoul Coffee Shop

Coffee is just a stone’s throw from anywhere in LA. However, if you're looking to depart from the run of the mill coffee chains, there are some great cafes and tea and Coffee Shops that provide a unique take on the ever growing coffee and tea culture.

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  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Sinsa-dong

    Cuisine:Belgian, Cafe/Coffee/Tea/Bakery, Desserts

    651-4 Sinsa-dong Seoul Gangnam-gu

    Local Language Address: 서울시 강남구 신사동 651-4 (도산공원점)

    This quaint Belgian cafe is home to some of the best food in Seoul. It is an ideal brunch spot especially because of their renowned Belgian waffles. If you visit Ceci-Cela, you have to get their carrot cake as it is widely regarded as the best in all of Seoul.
  • Categories: Restaurants,  Shopping

    Neighborhood: Apgujeong/Cheongdam


    79 Cheongdam-dong Seoul Gangnam-gu 135-100

    Local Language Address: 서울시 강남구 청담동 79 트리니티 빌딩

    Corso Como by Carla Sozzani is a famous fashion brand that originated from Milan, Italy. They have changed the concept of shopping by bringing fashion and art to another level and integrating a boutique, a bookstore, a café and an art gallery all into one complete shopping experience.  The Seoul shop that opened only last March located on 79 Cheongdam-dong is comparable to other Corso Como shops i ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Hongdae/Shinchon/Edae


    450-2 Mangwon-dong Seoul Mapo-gu
    Bagdad Café in Jeju has been a popular hangout for expats since it opened its doors back in 2006 because of its welcoming feel, mouth-watering Indian cuisine, and the wonderful views of the lovely Han River in the day and the lights of the buildings and skyscrapers that line the edge of the river at night. The interior is quite simple; wooden chairs, fluffly cushions, and lighted candles making th ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Sinsa-dong


    536-12 Sinsa-dong Seoul Gangnam-gu

    Local Language Address: 서울시 강남구 신사동 536-12

    Coffee Smith has is an impressive two story coffee and food cafe with al-fresco seating in the artistic Garosu-gil district of Seoul. The large hall-like interior is divided into two floors -- the 1st floor for seating and the 2nd floor for ordering and seating. The outdoor terrace area and the 2nd floor seats overlooks the neighborhood and is the perfect place to soak it all in and enjoy your cu ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Daechi-dong


    967-14 Daechi-dong 1F Baro building Seoul Gangnam-gu 135-280
    No other coffee shop in Seoul is as passionate about coffee as Cabae Duream. The name itself is a local coffee blend back from the 1800’s during the times of the coffee enthusiast King Gojong. The employees at Cabae Duream undergo rigid training and extensive education and examinations about everything there is to know about coffee to ensure that customers get the best of what the coffee world has ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Insadong/Bukchon


    39 Insadong Seoul Jongno-gu
    The famous chain of coffee shops called Starbucks opened its first store in Korea back in 1999 and has grown the number of local shops into 270 plus stores at present. Starbucks Korea is fifty percent owned by local company Shinsegae Department Store company and half owned by Starbucks Coffee Company. The chain of stores has been heavily patronized by Koreans so much so that the biggest Starbucks ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Apgujeong/Cheongdam


    78-5 Cheongdam-dong Seoul Gangnam-gu 135-954

    Local Language Address: 서울시 강남구 청담동 78-5 디어초코릿

    The famous Dear Chocolate Café is one of the first cafes for Chocoholics in Korea. Even the exterior is a treat to look at looking like a huge red chocolate box with a matching bow on top. The first Dear chocolate Café is a stone throw away from Gyeongbok Palace and they have put up other chocolate box shaped shops in Apgujeong-dong, Naksan Beach and Jongno which is near Changdeok Palace. The café ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Gwanghwamun/City Hall


    1-335 Sinmunno 2ga Seoul Jongno-gu
    One of the best places to enjoy tea time in Seoul is at Coffeest located in the Jogno District just behind the Gyeonghuigung Palace and across from the Seonggok Art Museum. The small yet heavily decorated coffee shop gives a cozy and laid back ambiance where you can sit down for hours and type away in your laptop working on your manuscript while sipping their exquisitely home brewed coffee. This p ... read more >

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