Whenever we talk about heading to Korea, most of us will first think of wanting to go to places such as Myeongdong, Hongdae, and Common Ground. Today, we bring you to another part of Seoul that’s hip, and yet many of us probably don’t know – Seongsu.
Decked in clean white walls and white marbled tables lined with golden edges, Humbolt is a clean and posh looking café with a Scandinavian design. Their interior is clutter free, bright and clean, possibly calming you as you enter the café.
Humbolt is a bakery with a huge seating area, they sell Croissants at 3300 won (SGD $4) and Chocolate Croissants at 3800 won (SGD $4.60), apart from croissants, they do also have a large variety of other bread in different flavours such as cranberry, red bean and chocolate. Humbolt also serves tarts in different flavours – strawberry, green grape, blueberry and many more.
Address: 325-17 Seongsu 2(i)-ga 1(il)-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 성동구 성수2가1동 325-17)
Operating Hours: 10am to 10pm (last order 9:30pm)
Tel.: +82 2-465-5122
#2. Café &Other
Café &Other has an outdoor seating area with a swimming pool theme, it features a small pool in the middle and a lounge area around it where customers can sit down and enjoy their food. The interior on the other hand is a slight rustic industrial interior concept with stone and brick walls and a few plants here and there to add a pop of colour.
A variety of drinks are served here at &other, they’ve got beer, cocktails such as Strawberry Margarita at 12000 won (SGD $14.50), coffee drinks such as Hazelnut Café Au Lait at 6800 won (SGD $8.30).
Address: 668-104 Seongsu-dong 1(il)-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 성동구 성수동1가 668-104)
Operating Hours: 10am to 11pm
Tel.: +82 70-8777-9724
#3. Share D Table
Share D Table is another slightly rustic and cute café located just a short walk away from Seongsu Station. The café has a slight bathhouse concept, decorated with pink and beige coloured plants and other potted plants, this café has a refreshing and cute outlook.
Alcohol, Coffee, Teas and Ades are served here, apart from desserts, Share D Table also offers other food items like Pizzas – a Beef Jalapeno Pizza costs 23000 won (SGD $27.80), Salads – Green Salmon Salad at 15000 won (SGD $18.15), Pastas, Rice, Noodles and many more. You can choose to either come here for some desserts, or for a full satisfying meal amidst the beautiful interior.
Address: 47 Yeonmujang-gil, Seongsu-dong 2(i)-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 성동구 성수동2가 연무장길 47)
Operating Hours: 9am to 11pm
Tel.: +82 02-467-0303
#4. Redo Elephant
Redo Elephant is another rustic industrial interior concept café, it’s exterior looks like a rundown building that may collapse any time, its interior consists of stone walls looking like they’ve been there for 100 years, and plants in every corner, making the entire place Instagram worthy. For some unknown reason, this café also exudes a cosy vibe.
At Redo Elephant, they serve coffees, juices, teas and desserts. Their signature Redo Cream Coffee costs 6500 won (SGD $7.85), a Marco Polo Rouge Tea costs 6500 won (SGD $7.85) and desserts like their Cinnamon Bun costs 5000 won (SGD $6.05).
Address: Seongsu-dong, 333-97 Seongsu 2(i)-ga 1(il)-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea (333-97 성수2가1동 성동구 서울특별시)
Mon – Sat: 12pm to 11pm
Sun: 12pm to 9pm
Tel.: +82 02-6085-7979
This last café on our list is Camel, its interior gives off a vintage and retro vibe, its exterior might make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time to the 80s or 90s. It has a very simple interior design, sticking to the brown colour scheme and wooden theme throughout, and their furniture really does look like they came from the olden days.
Over at Camel, they have a very simple menu, their Camel Coffee is one out of 6 types of coffee they serve, it costs 5500 won (SGD $6.65), the desserts they serve include Scones at 2000 won (SGD $2.45) and Pound Cakes at 3000 won (SGD $3.65).
Address: South Korea, Seoul, Seongdong-gu, Seongsu 2(i)-ga 1(il)-dong, 570-1 -dong (서울특별시 성동구 성수2가1동 570-1 -dong)
Operating Hours: 11.30am to 9pm (Closed on Wednesdays)
Tel.: +82 70-8711-3337
And that concludes our Seongsu-dong Café series. What do you think of these cafés? If you do visit the cafés that we have listed, do remember to tag us in your Instagram posts!
Article by Zan @ KAvenyou.com