Top 9 Fun Cafes in Korea

Top 9 Fun Cafes in Korea

In the capital of South Korea, you have the opportunity to visit the most unusual and interesting cafes that can't be found anywhere else in the world. Koreans turned their cafes into something special. You will truly enjoy your cup of coffee in a nice atmosphere because every place has its unique charm. 

There are many animal cafes in Seoul where you can relax while drinking coffee or tea, and enjoy the company of fluffy friends. These kinds of cafes are not only very cute but also clean. All animals are healthy and clean and also regularly checked by a vet. The cafes are usually divided into two separate areas, where you can drink and where you can play with animals. Let’s have a look at the most interesting ones.


Quirky Animal Cafes


1. Thanks Nature Cafe 


Best For: Sheep lovers

Average price 10,000 KRW for drinks


Address: 서울특별시 마포구 홍익로 10 대우푸르지오상가 B1

Contact Details: 02 332 7470

Operating Hours: 12 am - 8:30 pm

Highlights: No entrance fee

Customer Review: M Cha on Google said: “Unlike most animal cafes in the world, this cafe actually prioritizes the well-being of these sheep. The owner’s philosophy is an exemplary model for similar businesses”.



2. Cat cafe ‘Noriter’

You can drink and play with cats in the same room as your drinks. All cups are covered so you can enjoy your drink without worries of spilling.


Best For: Cat lovers

Average price 6,000 KRW drinks 


Address: 서대문구 이화여대1안길 9 2, 3층

Contact Details: 02 6414 6542

Operating Hours: 12 am - 10 pm


  • Possibility to adopt a cat

  • No entrance fee


3. Dog cafe ‘Bau House’


Best For: Dog lovers

Average price: 8,000 KRW for drink


Address: 서울특별시 마포구 서교동 394-44 제일빌딩 후면 1층

Contact Details: 02 334 5152

Operating Hours: 1:30 pm - 10:30 pm


  • A lot of dogs!

  • No entrance fee    


Customer Review: Aaron Chow on Google said: “Best dog cafe we have been to. The dogs are very friendly and love to sit on your lap. One of the dogs (chihuahua) will burrow behind you and sleep. Most of them love cuddles which is great. Cafe is also kept very clean by the owners. 10/10”


4. The Meerkat Cafe 

This cafe not only has meerkats but many other different animals, even foxes!


Best For: Wild animals lovers

The average cost of one drink 10.000 won includes the entrance fee


Address: 서울 마포구 서교동 364-3 3층

Contact Details: 010 8994 2868

Operating Hours: 12 am - 9:30 pm

Restrictions: Age 10+


  • Rare animals

  • No entrance fee

Customer Review: Henry Ekelund on Google said: “I had a lot of fun with the animals. Don't know any Korean but didn't have any problems.


Other Quirky Cafes


5. Banana Tree 


Best For: Desserts

Average price: 10,000 KRW


Address: 강남구 압구정로4길 10

Contact Details: 02 792 6050

Operating Hours: Weekdays 11 am - 7 pm; Saturday 12 am - 6 pm; Sunday: 2 pm - 6 pm

Highlights: Cafe with surrealistic desserts. They have desserts that look exactly like flower pots. The ‘soil’ is made from crumbled Oreos, ‘stones’ are made of chocolate, and so on. Everything is edible! This cafe pays attention to the smallest details, and even spoons look like small garden shovels.

Customer Reviews: Hoerli K on Google said: “Love this place!!! You have to go there when you‘re staying in Seoul! The staff was so nice and the cake/tiramisu was so tasty and cute!”


6. Greem Cafe

Everything you see here will seem unreal to you. The whole atmosphere of this cafe will make you believe that you are in some kind of cartoon. If you want to impress your Instagram followers, this cafe is a must. 


Best For: Interior

Average price: 7,000 KRW


Address: 연남동 239-20

Contact Details:

Operating Hours: 11 am - 9 pm (last order: 8:30 pm)

Highlights: Trick Eye interior

Customer Review: Oznurgunes_ on Instagram said: “This place is wonderful????


7. Dreamy Camera

This cafe has a huge collection of different cameras and lenses on the shelves. This is a small but very cozy cafe. The cafe’s building is something you won’t see anywhere else. 


Best For: Photographers

Average price: 10,000 KRW


Address: 경기도 양평군 용문면 중원리 341-13

Contact Details: 031 771 3264

Operating Hours: 11 am - 6 pm

Highlights: Camera collection

Customer Review: PY H on Google said: “Really really love this place. My friend and I came here in the beginning of year 2020, we spent lots of time here “dreaming” and setting our new year and  life goals. The view is stunning, the atmosphere is warm and full of host’s camera collection, tea is good and is with a delicate cup. The host is friendly that she helped to call a taxi for us, and also made us hot berry tea when we went outside to take pictures. If you are confused with life or if you lose your faith/courage to your dream/goal, you shall come, since I got mine via visiting here.”


8. C. Through Cafe

You will hesitate to make even one sip because your cup of coffee will be served as a masterpiece. The barista in this cafe is a true artist. 


Best For: Latte art

Pricing: 10,000 KRW


Address: 용산구 이태원동 403-3, 1층 403-3

Contact Details: 070 7796 8991

Operating Hours: 12 am -10 pm

Highlights: Unique latte art


Customer Review: Elsa Barb on Google said: “This was such a cute, Instagram cafe! We came here to try/see the famous art latte and it didn’t disappoint. The decor is nice. It is a small cafe so could get busy easily. It feels very classy. The art latte is basically all cold, sweet cream, so you just order it for the picture, mostly. You can choose between different designs and they make it in front of you. They have other cute and attractive options in the menu, but we just went for that. They have no vegan option”



9. Arriate Flower Cafe

The Arriate flower cafe is surrounded by a garden with colorful flowers and has a very relaxing atmosphere. You can get lost in the middle of flowers and get away from the city buzz.


Best For: Interior

Average price: 9,000 KRW


Address: 서울특별시 강남구 논현로 520

Contact Details: 02 338 2851

Operating Hours: 9 am - 10 pm

Highlights: Beautiful interior

Customer Review: James Tai on Google said: “A beautiful cafe to enjoy a good coffee and dessert.”


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