9 Cute Cafes In Seoul That Are Perfect For Instagram

Cafes are something Seoul, South Korea is definitely not short of. You can find a lot of sweet and simple ones that are super chic and relaxing, or you can find ones that are really unique and not as common around the world. Seoul does not fail to impress with their quality of cafes and you’d be surprised as to how much thought and time go into their drinks and pastries! Here’s a look at nine cafes that are worth checking out if you’re looking to snag some cool photos for your Instagram account.


Banana Tree

There are a few locations of this cafe around Seoul as it has become popular for its adorable and unique desserts.

Don’t be fooled. It’s not an actual flower, but it’s a delicious dessert packaged in a cute little flower pot! When you use the adorable little spoon shovel to dig past the cookie crumbs, you’ll find cake and pudding-like sweetness within the little pot. Everything is edible in this super creative dessert set-up. They’re also known for this beverage called Cotton Candy Latte that comes with a mountain of cotton candy on top.

Address: 10 Apgujeong-ro 4-gil, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Kakao Friends Gangnam Flagship Store

Kakao is a messenger platform that started in Korea, but it has gained a lot of popularity mainly because of the cute characters and emojis that it offers. There’s a few of these Kakao cafes in Seoul, but the largest one is located in Gangnam. As you can see, no matter what you get, it’s guaranteed to be the cutest thing ever. The particular cafe in Gangnam is Ryan-themed and it’s amazing.

It’s obviously the most perfect place to find a plethora of desserts that are perfect for Instagram.

Address for the flagship store in Gangnam: 429 Gangnam-daero, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Cafe C.Through

Cafe C.through is a popular cafe located in Itaewon. The main reason why this particular cafe became so popular was because of the immaculate latte/cream art that the barista and owner creates.

I mean, look.

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The specific barista who has gained a lot of fame through this cafe has quite the following on IG. Look at all the beautiful creations he’s made through these beverages! So impressive!

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Address: 403-3 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Blind Alley

There are some very unique-themed cafes in Seoul. They have dog and cat cafes galore, but one concept that many of us are foreign to is a raccoon cafe. And yes, they have actual real raccoons.

You pay a small entrance fee and can purchase beverages. You’re not allowed to touch the raccoons, but it definitely makes for a cool experience and even cooler Instagram photos.

Cha-Teul (차 마시는 뜰)

This cafe is surrounded by beautiful greenery and the interior is very traditional.


Any dessert you get is worth taking photos of as they present it in such a pretty way. The furniture and traditional snacks and teas provide such a beautiful contrast.

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Address: 26 Bukchon-ro 11na-gil, Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul


If you’re a fan of K-pop and SM Entertainment, the SM cafe is a great place to check out. It’s located in SMTOWN@coexartium on the fourth floor. The tables and chairs at this cafe have autographs from your favorite SM artists, which is pretty cool.

Their desserts and pastries are also SM artists themed!



One of the coolest things about going to cafes in Korea is looking for places where various K-dramas have been filmed. One of the major hot spots is a cafe called dal.komm, which is where a scene from the popular drama, “Descendants of the Sun” was filmed. It’s a popular cafe chain in Korea and this one in particular garnered a lot of tourists as a result of the K-drama.

Remember this scene?

Although it is technically a bit outside of Seoul, it’s still worth the trek if your’e a hardcore DOTS fan!

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Address: Level 1, Central Park Prugio, 23-5 Songdo-dong, Yeonsu District, Incheon, Korea

Ddong Cafe

Insadong is a great area to check out in Seoul. It’s got very traditional homes, souvenirs, and cafes that are all worth taking photos of. Within this neighborhood is a cafe that is poop-themed. Yes, you read that right. Everything in the store is related to poop.

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The desserts, the decor, and even the cups that the beverages are served in are all poo themed. It’s kind of a weird concept, I admit, but it does make for a cool story to tell your friends and an even funnier post on social media!

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Address: 44 Insadong-gil, Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Thanks Nature Cafe

Sheep cafes. Now this is something we’ve never heard of. This cafe houses two very friendly and adorable sheep. The sheep are separate from where you can enjoy beverages, so it’s totally hygienic.

The sheep are so fluffy!

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Totally Instagram-worthy, right?!

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Address: 344-1 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Hey Soompiers, which of these cafes have you gone to or want to visit? Let me know in the comments below!

binahearts is a Soompi writer who can lately be seen obsessing over Jung Hae In, singing her heart out to BIGBANG at karaoke, walking her dog, or indulging in desserts. Make sure you follow binahearts on Instagram as she journeys through her latest Korean crazes!

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