K-Drama Coffee Shop Guide: 14 Cafes in South Korea to Add to Your Itinerary

14 Must-Visit Coffee Shops in South Korea Featured in K-Dramas

Recreate some of your favourite K-drama cafe scenes!

K-drama coffee shops in South Korea are much acclaimed for their beautiful interiors, curated menu offerings, and charming atmosphere. Often considered tourist spots themselves, they stand out among regular cafes in the country because of their careful attention to detail. Whether you’re a long-time fan of Korean shows or simply looking for new, picturesque spots for a cuppa, these cafes are definitely worth adding to that itinerary of yours!  

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K-drama coffee shops in South Korea you can visit IRL

1. Evening Garden

Tucked away in the village of Panpo on Jeju Island, Evening Garden treats customers to a quaint, old-town cafe experience. Featured in the romance drama Something in the Rain, fans of the show can look back on the iconic reunion scene where main characters Jin-ah (Son Ye-jin) and Joon-hee (Jung Hae-in) reunite again. At this K-drama coffee shop, you can spend a quiet afternoon sipping yummy coffee and tea while enjoying the countryside views. 

Address: 31 Panpojung-gil, Hangyeong-myeon, Jeju, Jeju-do

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2. Cafe Gaeppul

Next up on our list of K-drama coffee shops Korea is Cafe Gaeppul, a picturesque neighbourhood cafe in the Ihwa Mural Village. Appearing in the romantic comedy Encounter, Undercover, and A Girl Who Sees Smell, this K-drama coffee shop has grown to be a popular hangout spot for locals and tourists alike. Behind its matcha-green walls, the cafe houses a small museum which features memorabilia and photographs of the Naksan Castle and other buildings in Seoul’s Ihwa neighbourhood

Address: 26 Naksanseonggwakseo 1-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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3. Cafe Zino

From fantasy romance Goblin to legal drama Suspicious Partner, Cafe Zino gives off major cinematic Korean drama feels. This K-drama coffee shop in Gyeonggi Province boasts sophisticated and elegant interiors reminiscent of traditional European architecture. While it may exude a fine dining atmosphere, its cosy seating allows for a more laid-back vibe. As for its menu, patrons can enjoy its extensive selection of dishes and desserts inspired by Italian cuisine. 

Address: 94-5 Daedong-ri, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

4. White Birch Story

Step into White Birch Story and you’ll instantly feel like you’re in a fairytale! With its rather secluded location, you might miss it when you’re in the area. This hanok-style tea house and cafe is tucked away in Samcheong-dong. Can you recognize White Birch Story in Korean dramas like Goblin, Touch Your Heart, Kiss Sixth Sense, and Dae Jang Geum Is Watching

Address: 74-15 Yulgok-ro 1-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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5. The 100 Factory

The 100 Factory (or The 100 Truck) in the neighbourhood of Huam in Yongsan District lets you in on panoramic views of Seoul. Its roof deck has been featured in multiple Korean dramas like The Secret Life of My Secretary, Thirty-Nine, and My First First Love. Menu-wise, patrons here can indulge in delectable Korean-American grub: from hamburgers made from scratch to char-grilled BBQ skewers. 

Address: 45-1 Sinheung-ro 20-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

6. Grandpa Factory

If there’s anything Grandpa Factory should be famous for besides being in the crime drama Vincenzo, it’s its unique architecture. This K-drama coffee shop in South Korea boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, taking on a beautiful glass-house-style design. Another defining feature of the cafe is its second floor, which connects to a little treehouse that serves as a little observation deck for customers. Take your pick among its handcrafted beverages: from coffee to boozy drinks like sangria and mojito! 

Address: 9 Seongsui-ro 7ga-gil, 성수2가제1동 Seongdong-gu, Seoul

7. Susan Park Cafe

Real fans of Extraordinary Attorney Woo are in for a treat at Susan Park Cafe! If you’re ever around the city of Gimpo in Gyeonggi Province,  this ocean-themed cafe is not to be missed. It’s located inside a modern building complex that also features an aquarium. Here, you can treat yourself to yummy brunch bites and simply lose yourself in all things aquatic! 

Address: 52, Daemyeonghang 1-ro, Daegot-myeon, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do

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8. Cafe 9 Block

The Hangil Book Museum in Heyri Art Village houses a cafe called Cafe 9 Block (formerly Foresta Book Cafe) that has made appearances in over seven Korean television series. Some of these shows include the rom-com, She Was Pretty, and the action-drama, A Love to Beautiful. Apart from being a popular filming location in South Korea, the cafe is famed for its massive six-metre-high wall of books with over 12,000 titles!

Address: 59-6 Heyrimaeul-gil, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do

9. Oriole / Urban Cliff

Another cafe in South Korea that has become a popular filming location for K-dramas is Urban Cliff, more popularly known as Oriole. This brunch cafe and lounge is located in the Huam neighbourhood, just a stone’s throw away from The 100 Factory. So, it’s impossible to miss this local-fave hangout spot! Originally established by R&B singer Jungyup, Urban Cliff has also seen several idols and K-pop stars alike!

Address: 43 Sinheung-ro 20-gil, Huam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

10. Sasimgadeuk

Sasimgadeuk is a beautiful cafe and wine bar nestled in Gongdeok District, Seoul. Its interiors blend traditional Korean architecture with modern furnishings, providing an aesthetically pleasing cafe experience. You might have spotted this in the romance drama My Holo Love on Netflix! 

Take your pick between its cold brews or boozy beverages while enjoying the airy atmosphere and admiring the pretty cherry blossom trees outside. The area also boasts a number of hipster cafes, so be sure to check those out, too. 

Address: 11-3 Baekbeom-ro 24-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

11. Mochuisle

Another hotspot for filming your favourite K-dramas is Mochuisle in Heyri Art Village. This cafe has made an appearance in popular shows like Business Proposal, Our Beloved Summer, My Roommate Is a Gumiho, and several others. A little fun fact: The cafe’s name comes from the Irish word mochuisle which translates to “pulse of my heart.” Rightfully so, as it prides itself on being a family-oriented eatery — one that invites customers and their loved ones to gather for a meal. 

Address: 54 Heyrimaeul-gil, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do

12. Milky Way Cafe

Next up on this list of K-drama coffee shops in Korea is none other than the ever-so-popular Milky Way Cafe! Seen in over twenty titles, there’s no reason for Korean drama fans not to pay this coffee shop a visit. This cosy, countryside-style cafe is located in the neighbourhood of Hapjeong, which features vintage boutiques and other charming cafes. 

Address: 33-1 Tojeong-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

13. Booter

Before Booter became the cafe it is today, it was once a humble residential home. Now with its large garden veranda and tastefully decorated interiors, it’s no wonder why the legal drama The Law Cafe used it as one of its main filming locations! Besides recalling moments from the series and recreating your favourite scenes, you can enjoy handcrafted coffee creations, best paired with its homemade waffles.

Address: 2 Hwaseomun-ro 31beon-gil, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do

14. 3917 MaJung

Last but not least on our list of must-visit K-drama cafes in South Korea: 3917 MaJung. If you’ve seen Nevertheless, you might just remember it being a guesthouse for the art student’s weekend getaway. In reality, it’s actually a cultural complex that houses a hanok cafe, three lodges, and even a performance hall! Who knew, right? 

At the cafe, you can enjoy traditional Korean delicacies over tea or coffee. Opt to dine inside or chill by its al fresco area to enjoy nature and cool weather. Nevertheless, every corner here makes for a picturesque moment. 

Address: 42-16 Hyanggyo-gil, Geumnam-dong, Naju-si, Jeollanam-do

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So, who’s ready to recreate their favourite scenes over at these K-drama coffee shops in Korea? If you’re looking for a quiet retreat for a cuppa, these spots aren’t to be missed! Know of a K-drama coffee shop? Let us know about it on our official Facebook page or tag us in your Instagram travel snapshots @tripzillamag

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Andrea Larice Yap
Andrea Larice Yap

Andrea is a writer and creative individual based in Manila. This tiny human runs on iced coffee, music and films. You’ll probably catch her daydreaming in a park or jotting down random words to to put in a song. Otherwise, expect her taking a dive in the pool of uncertainty called “life.”