Seoul is the city of rich culture, history, and food. That something is growing towards their coffee culture as well. In past few years, the specialty coffee scene in Seoul, and in South Korea for the fact is rapidly growing. More experienced and passionate Baristas are opening their micro-coffee roasteries in the city. More than that, the number of coffee cafes is increasing with its unique contribution to escalating Seoul’s coffee culture. Localities are adapting to the third wave coffee. Also, tourism in Seoul is highly contributing and navigating the city’s coffee scene on a gloabal scale. Here are few of the best coffee places in Seoul where you can buy coffee.
Anthracite Coffee Roasters
Anthracite is just five minutes away from Airbnb to just begin with. If you are looking for not just a coffee cafe but the coffee place with their own roastery, this one for you! The place is really giant. On the ground floor, you will find a huge roastery and more than two counters. Other floors have more seating arrangements. Not just that, they also have their own bakery located on the second floor. You can get some best sweet snacks to accompany their coffee. You can witness different coffee brewing methods right in front of you, pulled off by experienced and skilled baristas. Also, one of the best places to buy coffee beans in Seoul.
Visit them: South Korea, Seoul, Mapo-gu, Hapjeong-dong, Tojeong-ro 5-gil, 10 1층 2층
There was a former railway line that changed to an urban greenway, called Gyeongui Line Forest Park. It is stretched over 15 km across the city, ideal for leisure walks. Now, it is also the perfect place to enjoy a coffee around. Then, you just end up on the perfect spot to try the Biroso coffee. They surely are newcomers in the specialty coffee scene in Seoul as a comparison to others. But their servings are awesome! The place has a great reputation for serving high-quality coffee where the coffee beans are roasted on the site itself. You can even watch their process through a window. Their menu includes espresso-based drinks, single-origin brews, affogato and so much more. Upstairs, you will find the spacious seating arrangements with a very peaceful and tranquil vibe.
Visit them: 36 Gwangseong-ro 6-gil, Sinsu-dong, Mapo-gu
180 Coffee Roasters
You can find 180 Coffee Roasters at two spots in Seoul. First, is their original store located in Yul-dong, outskirts of Seoul. The second one is a shipping container complex named Common Ground located near Seongsu Station. The baristas at the 180 coffee roasters work really great for their customers and provide an efficient service. You will also spot a sleek coffee bar to try some of their drinks. But more than that, the place is best to buy coffee beans for your home.
Visit them: 323-9 Yul-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Coffee Nap Roasters
At a secluded corner of Mapo District, you can locate Coffee Nap Roasters where you can notice these humble exteriors. You don’ t expect too much from its exterior but it actually houses a hill of 7,000 bricks in a very intimate cozy place. When you enter inside, there will indie music playing such as Honnes and Cigarettes After Sex or something like of it. You can sit anywhere at the cafe, at the large rusty-red mountain of bricks. You can even lie down if you like. You should definitely try unique coffee drinks such as Cream.B and Blangco as well. Also, don’t miss to get yourself their cookie crumbles.
Visit them: 53-32 Yeonnam-ro, Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea