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The Pancake Epidemic

If you miss the smooth flavors of Stumptown coffee, the Pancake Epidemic in Apgujung is where to get your fix. If that isn't enough to get you on the Subway, imagine it's 2014, step into my shoes and watch this video. At the time, pancake options in Seoul were almost...

Zagmachi

Zagmachi, near Eastern Seoul's Konkuk University, is a coffee shop, lighting exhibition and photography gallery. While this may sound like a lot, I would say it is a more of a a coffee shop with nice lighting and some beautiful photography. Though it is quite a large space, the...

Manufact Coffee Roasters

It's rare to be shocked when entering a cafe. From the outside Manufact looks like a model of a house placed on a concrete pillar, not entirely out of place among the photo studios and high-end restaurants in Apgujeong, but certainly not your typical ground-level cafe. As we walked up...

Felt

Located in Sinchon, Felt Coffee occupies a pocket of menswear stores and other young businesses that are worth checking out. If coffee shops had sister shops I'd say Felt Coffee's would be % Arabica in Kyoto, Japan. Felt Coffee has the flavor of minimalism that I love: white with wood...

Coffee Montage

Coffee Montage can do no wrong. If you spend the time to go to Gangdong-gu office in the Jamsil / Olympic Park area, you won't be disappointed. The space is so cleanly-designed with strong black geometric forms and a minimalism that manages to cross the line from sparse to expensive. They definitely...

Thesis Coffee

Thesis Coffee in Seoul's Gangnam district is on a coffee street. There is Alver, LGA, Standard Espresso and more, but what sets Thesis apart is their combination of novelty dessert drinks and brew bar with four different brew methods. The space is divided into several different areas, all of which...

Proper Coffee Bar

Proper Coffee bar is a beautiful marriage of design collective and coffee shop. It's a bit out of the way in Ogeum-dong, next to a couple of office buildings and an expensive Thai restaurant so there's not much reason to be in the area, but I'd encourage you to...

Cafe Mesh

Cafe Mesh is one of the gems outside of the tourist areas of central seoul. Originally I stumbled across their Instagram with pictures of two friendly-looking baristas in what looked like construction worker uniforms and I had to visit. When I walked in it felt like I was walking into someone's living room. It's...

Ikovox Coffee

Ikovox in Seoul's Sinsa neighborhood is a calm stop between the expensive boutiques that line Garu-su Gil. The space itself is designed to fit as many people as possible, but considering the size and the location it's understandable. Your time in Ikovox will not be long, but it will be...

Chansbros Coffee

Not pictured in this article is the crowd covering every seat in Chansbros nearly every minute of every day. You have to wake up pretty early on a holiday to take a decent picture, but it speaks to Chansbros' popularity more than anything else. There are two locations of Chansbros...

Five Extracts Coffee

Despite being in Hongdae, Five Extracts never gets the mention it deserves. This may be in part because the location is closer to Sangsu Station than Hongdae station, but I feel like good coffee is worth a little extra time. If Five Extract's barista champion founder was hungry for an...

Best Seoul Chain Coffee

There is coffee everywhere in Seoul. Some say too much, with at least one coffee shop on every street and four or more in every mall or shopping center. You could chalk it up to density, but it’s safe to say that Korea loves coffee. The most common of coffee...

Fritz Coffee Company

Chances are you haven't been around Gongdeok station, but Fritz Coffee will give you a reason. The building looks like an old converted mansion with a large wooden gate opening into a small garden courtyard. A covered balcony towers above and it feel like stepping into a themed restaurant except...

Coffee Libre

Coffee Libre in Seoul's Yeonnam-dong is coffee worth the trip. It's near some of my favorite restaurants in Seoul (Lie Lie Lie for your Banh Mi fix), and a thriving weekend crafts market. You can easily spend the day in Yeonnam-dong, but I would visit Coffee Libre even if it was...

Namusairo Whole Beans Sample Set

Namusairo has been one of my favorite pour-overs ever since I tried their beans and when I heard they had packaged small bags of their offerings for the season I had to try more. Generally-speaking the coffee from Namusairo is pretty light. You won't find a all-city or a dark...