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Sabrina's Cafe Spots in Seoul

Just like we mentioned in our previous article, cafes can be found almost everywhere in Seoul. There’s always something new popping up with its own charm and quirks, waiting for people to visit. Today, Sabrina is sharing some of the new spots that she thinks are worth the visit!


Grandpa Factory (할아버지의공장)

Grandpa Factory (할아버지의공장) is located in Seongsu-dong, the recent most trending place in Seoul that used to be a densely populated factory area of Seoul. The treehouse is probably its most eye-catching and well-known attraction of this place. And, fun fact about this place: both Korean dramas Vincenzos and My Roommate is a Gumiho had scenes filmed at this cafe!

Instagram: @grandpa.factory



RENDÉJÀ-VOUS, named after the combination of words “Rendez-vous” and “Déjà-vu” has been another trending dessert cafe in Seoul. RENDÉJÀ-VOUS boasts over 10 different locations located throughout South Korea, each featuring its own unique theme and designated photo zone. An example would be the Jeju forest-themed Hongdae location, which featured stone walls, a vital part of Jeju’s culture.

Instagram: @rendejavous


Alver Coffee (알베르)

Located in the heart of Gangnam Cafe Street 강남카페거리 is Alver Coffee (알베르), probably one of the largest cafes in Seoul. With its large space and elements of nature infused into the design of the space, Alver is almost like a park in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Gangnam, one of the busiest parts of Seoul. Here, you can just unwind and enjoy the bliss of nature.

Instagram: @alver_coffee


Cafe Jungwol (카페 정월)

Another cozy cafe that Sabrina recommends is Cafe Jungwol (카페 정월 ), a quiet and cozy looking Japanese-styled cafe situated up a hill in the Gangnam area, secluded from the liveliness of the city. The interior of the cafe was simple, yet luxurious with minimalistic features along with the combination of natural wood tones and green bamboo.

Instagram: @cafe_jungwol


Cheongsudang (청수당)

Probably one of the most instagrammable Hanok Cafe of 2021 is Cheongsudang (청수당), where you are welcomed by a small stoned pathway in the middle of a garden, lined with bamboo trees and lanterns as you make your way into the cafe. Each basic element of plants, water, and rocks blended in well with the cafe’s surroundings that creates a tranquil retreat, which explains why Sabrina mentions how it's easy to forget that you are in the middle of a busy city when you are at Cheongsudang.

Instagram: @cheongsudang_

Tag us on instagram at @signedbywild and @jpbrinx if you ever visit these cafes or have any cafe recommendations for Sabrina to check out next! Also, don’t forget to subscribe to Sabrina's Youtube channel as she shares about her life in Seoul and the WILD Youtube channel for more interesting content!


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