Cafe in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu


Impeccably presented green-tea drinks and cakes are created here in a smart, green-themed teahouse. All the green tea comes from Jeju-do, Korea’s southerly, semi­tropical island, where the best tea is reputed to gro…
Cafe in Gangnam & South of the Han River

Lay Bricks

A popular hangout with a passing array of characters – artists, models and hipsters – this industrial brick coffeehouse does a delicious patbingsu (red bean and fruit on milky shaved ice), particularly popular in su…
Cafe in Northern Seoul


The best green tea comes from Jejudo (Jeju Island), where O’Sulloc’s tea plantation is based. This green-tea nirvana serves it up in all sorts of drinkable and edible ways. Design is their strong point…
Cafe in Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Soo:P Coffee Flower

A slice of arty Hongdae in downtown Seoul, this earthy light-filled cafe is filled with pot plants and makes a great spot for a light meal such as gourmet sandwiches, organic veggie bibimbap and homemade cakes. They…
Cafe in Itaewon & Yongsan-gu


Looking for dessert? You won’t go wrong with the sweet pies at this charming bakery-cafe run by an American baker. It also has a diner opposite with plenty of brunch options.