Guest Post By: Amy Lin, a Senior studying Finance and Information Systems. She is a Global Business Center Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient, and she studied abroad through Foster Exchange at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.
Why would anyone want to go café hopping when Seattle already has a plethora of coffee shops? You would assume coffee and café culture in Seattle is already quite big, but in Korea, coffee and café culture are on another level. When I say on a different level, I mean it. I have heard of café hopping in Korea before, but I did not expect it to be such a huge thing for a lot of people. I noticed people going to cafes several times a day, which confused me at first. People frequently discuss and post about the various cafes they have visited or intend to visit. Coming to Korea as a Seattleite, I never would have thought I would partake in café hopping. But now here I am joining the club. Almost every day, I find myself in a café or even multiple cafes. Cafes in Korea tend to be very aesthetically pleasing and themed, which makes it difficult not to enter. You will always see someone taking photos in a café. Below are some of my favorite cafes I have been to.
For those who are fans of Harry Potter, 934 Kings Cross is a must! There are five floors of various themes that make it totally worthwhile.
Address: 서울 마포구 양화로16길 24 1층~4층
Looking for an interesting café? Well, the Greem Café is a good one to check out! The 2D cartoon comic strip theme makes the place so unique 🙂
Address: 서울 마포구 성미산로 161-10 그림카페 연남동 223-14 03980
One of my favorite cafes happen to be the first café I went to. The café is quite simple and basic, but I enjoyed the ambiance. It is great for those who are interested in something that looks a bit more traditional.
Address: 서울 용산구 이태원로20가길 9-7 2층